is wrapped in?The MagPi
The plastic wrapping bag, what type of plastic is it?
I just want to make sure it goes in the right recycling bin.
With that mindset, your oceans will be full of plastics within your lifetime.
The ocean is not full of plastic because people use plastic if they dispose of it properly.DarkPlatinum wrote: ↑Fri May 31, 2019 7:43 pmWith that mindset, your oceans will be full of plastics within your lifetime.
When landfills get too full, trucks (I am not saying in the UK) dump it in the sea.
As long as they hide it under the nuclear waste, then it should be fineDarkPlatinum wrote: ↑Fri May 31, 2019 7:49 pmWhen landfills get too full, trucks (I am not saying in the UK) dump it in the sea.
Yes, but which plastic? LDPE? HDPE? PP?
Interesting to note: China and other Far East countries are beginning to return our plastic that we sent them to recycle.
Build new container ships from the recycled plastic.Burngate wrote: ↑Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:43 amPretty soon we'll run out of container ships to do that round trip, so we will need to build more, supporting the Belfast ship-building industry and British Steel.
Until the oceans get full of container ships carrying plastic, and someone will come up with a way of burning plastic in the ships' engines, saving fossil fuel.
Unfortunately that is too often the reality of what actually happens.DarkPlatinum wrote: ↑Fri May 31, 2019 7:43 pmWith that mindset, your oceans will be full of plastics within your lifetime.
And that is one of the reasons we have the 'plastics in the ocean' disaster we have, overseas places which are little more than rubbish mountains.
It is more correct to say they are rejecting what we said would be recyclable but actually isn't.
If we are talking plastic wrapping for postal deliveries, it's because Royal Mail ( and probably others ) have reduced magazine and book rates. That requires magazines to be in see-through wrapping so they can be seen to be legitimate items for those rates.
and the packaging of extras in Guardian on Saturday ... and, from this month, Wired UK is experimenting with it.