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here's some background:'

 

http://info.brentwoodplastics.com/blog/bid/134350/BPA-free-is-irrelevant-to-most-plastics

 

the polymers you need to focus on are polycarbonate PC and polyvinyl chloride or PVC.

 

PC uses BPA as a catalyst which is used up in the reaction 

 

PVC has some nasty stuff in it and outgasses as it degrades into dioxin

 

there are plenty of other polymers which are not in the same category

PE, PP, to name a few

 

but we do such a lousy job getting the truth out that people oversimplify

 

PVC replacement is a high development priority and it may be a fools errand.

http://www.brentwoodplastics.com/pvc_film_substitute.html

 

because nobody really cares

PVC is everywhere

commercial wallcoverings, 3 ring binders, billboards

 

next time you see the yellow caution tape at a construction site, remember it probably contains 1% lead which is leaching injto skin 

 

nobody cares because the made in china is 60% less than heavy metal free made in the US 

1 year, 7 months ago on What's Wrong with Plastic Anyway?

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did you not see my post and my video ?  you people really don't want to be confused with the facts

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP1myjnxOnA

1 year, 7 months ago on What's Wrong with Plastic Anyway?

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 @retiredranger You neo malthusians might be wrong.  Plastic underlay to capture water is a game changer.  

http://msut.technologypublisher.com/technology/7112

With global warming, we can get two growing seasons in many places

1 year, 9 months ago on What's Wrong with Plastic Anyway?

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 @MARYAN Plastic can be made from oil, natural gas or plants.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP1myjnxOnA

1 year, 9 months ago on What's Wrong with Plastic Anyway?

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 @BethTerry  @retiredranger 

You have swerved into the solution.  Even a plastic free life is not even a half measure.  Protesting fracking, vilifying all corporations, recycling - they don't come close to what needs to be done:

The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement

http://vhemt.org/

is the answer

2 years, 1 month ago on What's Wrong with Plastic Anyway?

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Thanks for the correction.  For over 50 years in the plastic processing business I have been under the illusion that plastic is made from natural gas or naptha.  Can you take me to the plant in the US or Canada that inputs crude and outputs monomer or polymer ?  I will pay you $ 500 and travel expenses. 

 

I'm sure that the ADM agenda of making PLA from corn has nothing to do with their skewed stats.

2 years, 6 months ago on What's Wrong with Plastic Anyway?

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