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Speed Bump by Dave Coverly for August 22, 2019

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    ƹʅɗʘ "Key Skeleton" ɗ'ʘraɗʘ  7 months ago

    ! I see a Nose and a Mouth too.

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    Zykoic  7 months ago

    Easy-peasy, genetically modify a bacterium to eat hydrocarbons. What could go wrong?

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    JoanHelen  7 months ago

    This is a very sobering thought. As Zykoic stated above, what could go wrong? :(

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    JackButler1  7 months ago

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    smgray  7 months ago

    A real bottle baby.

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    clacou  7 months ago

    And when the plastic bottle has conquered the Earth, their garbage will be organic.

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    jpayne4040  7 months ago

    That’s funny—-and it’s not funny!

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    DanFlak  7 months ago

    Nice commentary.

    I’ve seen people turn down plastic straws in restaurants. It’s a nice gesture, but plastic straws account for 0.025% of plastic waste, so it is no more than a gesture if we don’t address the other 99.975% of the problem.

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    The Reader Premium Member 7 months ago

    Message in a bottle.

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    PO' DAWG Premium Member 7 months ago

    Hope blooms eternally, that plastic bottle sealed is a floating petri dish.

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    ratickle  7 months ago

    Always question the narrative.

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    Phrosty 12Oaks  7 months ago

    Evolved plastic trash that will supposedly evolve into plastic people. Pretty sure there are already plastic people or humanoids depending on your view. :)

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    Zen-of-Zinfandel  7 months ago

    The Govt. will take plastic measures to help prevent that.

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    Plods with ... Premium Member 7 months ago

    Starbucks is using paper straws.

    Wrapped in plastic

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    Zebrastripes  7 months ago

    Until laws are passed, everything will continue…until impeachment proceedings begin, everything will continue….

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    Zebrastripes  7 months ago

    The GOP is a useless body of sh!t who does NOTHING about anything….UNLESS it’s for their benefit! Get rid of the greedy deceitful senile Mitch!

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    randy.m.wagner  7 months ago

    The largest bottle/can recycler in southern California (RePlanet) went out of business this month. 284 recycling kiosks, 750 employees.If “good” recyclable material like pre-sorted aluminum and PET plastic can’t be recycled profitably then what hope is there for “garbage grade” materials?

    https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/2019/08/06/replanet-californias-largest-recycling-business-closes/1932698001/

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    thelost wizard  7 months ago

    What goes around comes around.

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    Wasiechu  7 months ago

    Plastic straws are 100% recyclable. However the recycling machines allow the straws to fall out. Redesign the machines or ban plastic straws?

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    Dtroutma Premium Member 7 months ago

    With the problem of micro plastics, in fish bodies, not just gullets, toon could be in our future? Need to remember it’s actually the oil companies that have given us so much plastic in our lives. Non-petroleum based plastics, like hemp, etc, are also being fought by the oil companies. Interesting that petroleum IS a plant product, not dinosaurs.

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    tmi520  7 months ago

    Why does everyone need to bring up Trump?Every time his name is used its free advertising for him

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    gladimadad  7 months ago

    Absolutely nothing is 100% recyclable. Entropy increases. But that is not the problem with plastic straws. The problem also is not the design of the machines or even the current state of recycling technology. The problem with plastic straws is that most of them never make it into the recycling bin in the first place. At best many of them wind up in landfills where, to be honest, they cause very little problem.

    The problem with banning plastic straws is that it deflects attention from the greater issues and gives the illusion of positive action where none exists.

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member 7 months ago

    If Sam Wainwright had only known the trouble he’d cause.

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    jackiegill Premium Member 7 months ago

    God forbid…..

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    tinstar  7 months ago

    Bottled water?

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    Concretionist  7 months ago

    I’ve read some science fiction that’s off in this direction. Some of it was good, but most wasn’t so good.

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