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(3:10) Are plant-based plastics the future? Consider that a diaper with oil-based plastic takes over 600 years to biodegrade in the ocean.

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He forgets there is a cost to everything. The extra farm land producing plants for plastic means less farm land dedicated to producing food. He needs to look around and see how many people starve due to the lack of good food. The extra pesticides herbicides fuel for equipment ect. He talks about the composting facilities. I think he will find they use energy from fossil fuels to operate. Yes I think he has a good product but don't think people producing more and more will solve any problems.. Remember the first R in the three R's. Reduce.
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He forgets there is a cost to everything. The extra farm land producing plants for plastic means less farm land dedicated to producing food. He needs to look around and see how many people starve due to the lack of good food. The extra pesticides herbicides fuel for equipment ect. He talks about the composting facilities. I think he will find they use energy from fossil fuels to operate. Yes I think he has a good product but don't think people producing more and more will solve any problems.. Remember the first R in the three R's. Reduce.
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cengland0 cengland0 (1973 days ago)
So, in 180 days, your plastic will be broken down if composted? What if I want my plastic to last longer than that? For example, my computer speakers have a plastic case. Should I opt for this new biodegradable plant plastic and then watch my speakers melt away in a couple years? If the soda companies start using this, will the shelf-life of their product be less than it is today?
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So, in 180 days, your plastic will be broken down if composted? What if I want my plastic to last longer than that? For example, my computer speakers have a plastic case. Should I opt for this new biodegradable plant plastic and then watch my speakers melt away in a couple years? If the soda companies start using this, will the shelf-life of their product be less than it is today?
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Ace7 Ace7 (1972 days ago)
cengland0, are you just trolling? Or is this a case of the Dunning–Kruger effect? They make speaker boxes out of wood too. Wood is biodegradable. Get your head around that one.
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cengland0, are you just trolling? Or is this a case of the Dunning–Kruger effect? They make speaker boxes out of wood too. Wood is biodegradable. Get your head around that one.
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cengland0 cengland0 (1970 days ago)
Wood is nice but heavier, thicker, and more expensive. Imagine if all the plastic in my cellphone was converted to wood how heavy and thick it would be then. It's just not practical to make everything that is currently made of plastic out of wood. Plastic is recyclable so why doesn't my recycling company take all my plastic? I put it in the bin but they take it out before hauling the aluminium cans and plastic bottles away. There are recycling numbers on these plastic parts and they are supposed to recycle everything with a 1 or 2 on them. They obviously ignore the numbers and only guess about it's ability to be recycled by looking at the shape. I know this because I've put #5 bottles in the bin and they took them even though the #1 containers were not taken.
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Wood is nice but heavier, thicker, and more expensive. Imagine if all the plastic in my cellphone was converted to wood how heavy and thick it would be then. It's just not practical to make everything that is currently made of plastic out of wood. Plastic is recyclable so why doesn't my recycling company take all my plastic? I put it in the bin but they take it out before hauling the aluminium cans and plastic bottles away. There are recycling numbers on these plastic parts and they are supposed to recycle everything with a 1 or 2 on them. They obviously ignore the numbers and only guess about it's ability to be recycled by looking at the shape. I know this because I've put #5 bottles in the bin and they took them even though the #1 containers were not taken.
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Latest comment: Am I missing something? Isn't oil a plant product?
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