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    Wednesday, April 25, 2007

    Public Service Announcement

    In keeping with Earth Day, that I've decided to stretch out into a kind of Earth Week, because, well, the Earth is kind of important to, you know, the survival of humankind, just in case you didn't know this (and apparently, there are a lot of you out there), plastic isn't a product of magic, or some such: plastic comes from oil.
    Plastics are everywhere and most Americans have come to rely on plastics in all aspects of their lives. However, very few people realize that plastics are made from oil, further contributing to the problems of energy dependence, greenhouse gas emissions and depleting resources. In fact, nearly 10 percent of U.S. oil consumption - approximately 2 million barrels a day - is used to make plastic.
    From Yahoo News.  I come not to mock, simply to enlighten.
    Plastic is made from oil, people.  The more plastic that gets used, the more oil we use.  Hopefully the 70% of Americans that didn't know this can learn from it.
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    1 Comment:

    Anonymous said...

    And the more than 70% who are too lazy to recycle plastic & glass, get off your backside & start. There's a whole generation being born who will grow up with our garbage.

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