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Post by slooroo » 1 month ago

Not that this topic needs any background but between this link

https://www.ecowatch.com/trump-bikeshar ... wdUG8aZujU

As well as the horrors of seeing people dump trash everywhere at home and even at Niagara Falls State Park really makes me lament the lack of care people are putting towards our environment. The United States has some of the most beautiful nature on Earth and it's baffling the first thing people want to do is blow up the mountains for coal, cut down the trees, and dump plastic everywhere. I groan every time I go down the road and see garbage. I've even went out many times and picked it up myself just to see more of it a hour later. Thankfully Europe and Canada is much better about this than us and sadly some countries in Asia are worse than us in this. I also understand on the other hand changes don't come immediately. That's why for example I like that a casino I went to recently served paper straws over plastic. It's a really tiny change but it's a damn good start.

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Post by Juneberry » 1 month ago

I always get a little upset when a place I'm at (a store, my boyfriend's house, etc) that don't have recycling for some reason. And I see the litter all over my area- it's a pain to pick up and get it in the right place, a bin, when no one else will- but that's just it. No one else will, so me with my bad back has to try to do it sometimes. Seriously, how is it so hard to recycle? :/

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Post by slooroo » 1 month ago

Unfortunately many places don't offer a lot of recycling options. In my area we have a place for metals but nothing for plastics or paper or anything. So all of that ends up in a landfill at best and on the side of the street usually.

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Post by Princess MeowsePad » 1 month ago

I was happy when they finally started offering recycling pickup every other week in our area. I really hate Styrofoam cups and plates. The most perplexing thing about Styrofoam cups is that they're both literally and metaphorically trash. Styrofoam cups break so easily that it would almost be comical if they weren't non-biodegradable.
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I was happy when they finally started offering recycling pickup every other week in our area. I really hate Styrofoam cups and plates. The most perplexing thing about Styrofoam cups is that they're both literally and metaphorically trash. Styrofoam cups break so easily that it would almost be comical if they weren't non-biodegradable.
Really cups and straws need to be paper, preferably hemp paper so we're not cutting down even more trees than we already are which is too much as is.

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Post by Yumika » 1 month ago

The problem with plastic is that it's being produced more than it is being reused. Rather, it is simply thrown away, ending up in landfills. They can take centuries to degrade.

I'm fine with cutting down trees, since we have unfortunately been dealing with terrible wildfires in recent years.

I'm 50/50 on climate change. A part of it can be scientific, but another part of it has a political undertone.
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slooroo wrote:
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Princess MeowsePad wrote:
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I was happy when they finally started offering recycling pickup every other week in our area. I really hate Styrofoam cups and plates. The most perplexing thing about Styrofoam cups is that they're both literally and metaphorically trash. Styrofoam cups break so easily that it would almost be comical if they weren't non-biodegradable.
Really cups and straws need to be paper, preferably hemp paper so we're not cutting down even more trees than we already are which is too much as is.
BUT HEMP IS IN THE SAME FAMILY AS THE EVIL WEED THAT JUNKIES INJECT INTO THEIR EYEBALLS!!!!!!!!!!!!1111
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I'm 50/50 on climate change. A part of it can be scientific, but another part of it has a political undertone.
I believe that in order to have any measurable impact against climate change, a transition to clean, renewable energy is imperative. People who deprive themselves of air conditioning and reliable transportation in the name of "saving the Earth" are wasting their time because it's not solving the root problem, which is dirty energy like coal and oil.
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Princess MeowsePad wrote:
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I really hate Styrofoam cups and plates.
Same. It drives me nuts that my pizza place uses those foam containers for delivery/takeout of certain things ;-;
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I believe that in order to have any measurable impact against climate change, a transition to clean, renewable energy is imperative.
I agree, but we can only do so much about our energy sources. Especially in apartment living, where heat and energy in general is chosen by cheap landlords that just wanna save a buck. I think dad managed to get our personal energy changed in company/type, but not so sure how that works when all the energy in these apartments is chosen by the management, even if we pay for it.

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Yumika wrote:
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The problem with plastic is that it's being produced more than it is being reused. Rather, it is simply thrown away, ending up in landfills. They can take centuries to degrade.
True although a general reduction of plastics wouldn't hurt.
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I'm fine with cutting down trees, since we have unfortunately been dealing with terrible wildfires in recent years.
My state has only had one major wildfire in recent years and that was due to idiots starting fires when the state flat out had a DO NOT SET FIRES warning out. That said I'm totally fine with selective cutting as long as we replant twice as many trees as we cut and they're the same type of tree that was cut. Other countries have had this very thing as law for a long time. The issue is especially in my area they clear cut miles upon miles of trees and never replant which hurts the local wildlife then the wildfire ransacks farms and gardens.
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I'm 50/50 on climate change. A part of it can be scientific, but another part of it has a political undertone.
I definitely think politicians and corporations exploit the climate change stuff. I also believe however even if in theory climate change isn't real it takes a long, long time to create oil and coal and such and eventually it's going to run out. Sure there's biofuels you can make out of corn and soy beans but ideally we'd do a bit of biofuel, solar, wind, geothermal, nuclear, and so on. Spread out our resources instead of having all of our eggs in one basket.
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BUT HEMP IS IN THE SAME FAMILY AS THE EVIL WEED THAT JUNKIES INJECT INTO THEIR EYEBALLS!!!!!!!!!!!!1111
Any time someone says this my dad relates a story to me from his weed smoking days. In Kansas hemp grows wild all over the place. Said hemp doesn't have the THC needed to get high so when he and some other smoked it all they got was a killer headache. So it's very easy to run hemp farms and grow hemp and make lots of things and none of it can get you high. Even George Washington basically said "This stuff is great every American should grow it."

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Post by jasony » 2 weeks ago

It's baffling Christians - who are supposed to be serving "the creator", are often so opposed to environmentalism.

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