Signe Wilkinson for April 09, 2021

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    Classyladyor  over 1 year ago

    Plastic water bottle need to be banned!

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    Marcia Gibson Premium Member over 1 year ago

    We became water snobs after years of refilling 5 gallon water jugs from the store with RO water. So we decided to purchase a unit for home. One of the best things we have ever purchased.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Bet a doughnut that most (everyone?) of those bottles will have been used by someone who thinks climate change is due to pollution and we must act.

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    superposition  over 1 year ago

    Not caring now … and leaving issues unresolved for the next generation to deal with, seems to be an American tradition.

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    I Play One On TV  over 1 year ago

    If you think plastic bottles are bad, and they most certainly are, think about tires. The previous owner of this property decided that tire sidewalls would make his plants impervious to deer. I found a few here and there, but then found a huge pile several acres into the woods. Local tire stores and mechanics refuse to take them. I took some to the county dump, and was told that there was a maximum number you can bring each year, and you can’t bring that maximum all at one time. At that rate, it will be a lot of years to deposit them there, and I can’t be sure what will happen once they fill the dumpsters.

    I think the biggest problem is we haven’t figured out how to recycle many everyday products; let’s not even consider spent nuclear fuel…

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    Packratjohn Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I store bottled water for emergency drinking water, and large containers of treated tap water for other emergency use. I refill my drinking bottle from a double filtered source. Lot of lead in my ground water, and I’m looking at the links between lead and neurological disorders…

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    banjoAhhh!   over 1 year ago

    All plastic bottles leech microplastics into water or anything else holding a liquid. You can research it in The Guardian. Scary.

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    BeniHanna6 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    On plastics the best thing we could do is demand a ban on using plastics for once use containers and force corporations to go back to glass or Aluminum. These are two things that are actually recyclable. If you travel to any second or third world country, these containers are what you’ll see strewn able the water ways and highways. Plastic recycling is largely a hoax, we used to ship it to Asia, but fewer countries what it. And I highly doubt anything was actually recycled when they did take it.

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    Semi Ultra Ammosexual Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Here in Cali we have a 5 cent tax on every water bottle, they make it very difficult to get those nickels back. It has become a source of income for our “Urban Campers” I assume they have a system. Bottle deposits can raise the price of a case by 30% at Sam’s Club. Do all States have CRV’s on single use containers, we’ve had one for 20+ years ?

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    JenSolo02  over 1 year ago

    Oy ve

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    Michael G.  over 1 year ago

    " … and not a drop to drink."

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    Not the Smartest Man On the Planet -- Maybe Close Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Able depiction of a little-discussed problem.

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    grumpypophobart  over 1 year ago

    Good point Signe. Really good point.

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    BrianBlack  over 1 year ago

    That one reason I drink tap, of course, I’m not city grid.

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    chromosome Premium Member over 1 year ago

    When I want good organic salad vegetables, I had to get them in plastic containers. Unfortunately, I can’t just get heads of lettuce and other veggies whole because I don’t eat enough to avoid wasting a lot.

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