Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Rant about plastic

What chokes baby albatrosses and sea turtles, is imported from rotten countries whose leaders use the profits to run their murderous regimes, produces poison fumes if overheated and is EVERYWHERE and in EVERYTHING today?

Plastic.

I hate it.

I am aware that plastic jars and bottles are safer than glass. They bounce, but don't break. Plastic wrap keeps germs out. But is a plastic shield really necessary for a Barbie doll?

I wonder if the number of people visiting emergency rooms thanks to broken glass on their kitchen floor might be roughly close to the number of people visiting emergency rooms because they slashed their hands trying to cut open plastic.

Last night, I saw a commercial for yet another brilliant use for the stuff: individually plastic-wrapped prunes. Do these people get payoffs from OPEC? Do they care at all that our oil payments go to lovely people like Putin, Chavez, Ahmednijani or whatever the hell his name is, and the thugs running Myanmar?

7 comments:

Ian Lidster said...

And then, as I saw advertised last night, microwave steamer plastic bags, as if you can't just put your veggies in a container and steam them that way. I completely agree with your sentiments.

Ellee said...

I cannot believe that. I understand that it takes 200 years for plastic to biodegrade at landfill. We are supposed to be cutting down on carbon emissions, how can this be permitted?

Melanie said...

I have a fear of plastics not being recycled. Its a strange fear. someday they are all going to melt in the land fills and we are going to die from the fumes...

wierd... and I just made that up. I try not to use plastic, and thankfully live in a state that recycles almost all the plastic.

Lance said...

true, although then the amount of oil used to create the plastic used for such purposes the world over wouldn't stack up next to the big ticket items such as petrol

Open Grove Claudia said...

And we wonder why we are in a war about oil. Plastic = oil.

Nadiyya said...

individually packed??? Is it really possible?? Hope noone buys that crap...

leslie said...

I saw that on Kid Nation, and just about inverted.
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