JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: SOLVING THE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH PLASTIC BOTTLES – WE NEED TO SOLVE DISPOSAL AND RECYCLING PROBLEMS – NOT JUST BAN SOMETHING SO VERY HELPFUL IN EVERYDAY LIFE   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN CBC NEWS

 

“We know plastic bottles are choking our planet. So why are companies still selling them?”

 

We definitely need to handle and recycle plastic bottles in a better fashion. We can solve the problems without banning something of great value to everyday life.

We take their value for granted, but it is considerable.

They are safer than glass to handle in many uses. They are lighter in weight to carry. Their transportation in bulk requires less fuel. They don’t smash on the floor or in the bathtub, creating scattered razor-sharp shards of broken glass. Old people and children can handle them better.

We need to really think through the problems their disposal creates, but I think talking about just getting rid of them is extreme and not helpful.

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