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Old 03-08-2018, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by ncole1 View Post
Not practical, until somebody invents biodegradable materials that can do everything non-biodegradables can, with the same properties and not insanely expensive. Even if many plastics could be replaced, some can't. And this means that a regulation of the kind you propose would need to have a number of exceptions, and then someone to oversee use to make sure the exceptions aren't being abused. In the end, it would be a bureaucratic nightmare, and drive up the cost of the necessary plastic products, including necessary lifesaving medical devices. Isn't healthcare overpriced enough as is?
They have plastics made from corn that work very well for a vast number of jobs - especially those pesky good containers. Some specialty items might be able to be exempted - no big deal. But even carmarkers have started making virtually every piece of the car able to be recycled. If they can do it, most other industries can.

As far as health care, the effect would be tiny and people don't seem to be complaining about the 30 to 90% i is going to go up due to Trumps "Worlds Greatest" healthcare changes....

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