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Old 05-26-2008, 08:51 AM
 
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The Chinese Government announced that they will ban all Plastic Bags used in the country. The Chinese use 3 billion plastic bags a day and banning them will save about 37 million barrels of oil to produce them. Good to hear something positive out of there.

Here's the Scientific American Magazine article for those interested.
China Sacks Plastic Bags: Scientific American
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:40 AM
 
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And America hasn't done this because? *shakes head*
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Old 05-26-2008, 12:45 PM
 
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that is great news. america hasn't done this because they are not into the environment. money still rules, but you knew that.
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Old 05-26-2008, 01:01 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Thats strainge cause the bags we use are Made in China...
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:54 PM
 
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Thats strainge cause the bags we use are Made in China...
That's funny Katie !
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Old 05-28-2008, 05:45 AM
 
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about 6 years ago this was done in south africa. the government there reversed its policy a while later. it will work in china because of the totalitarian system, but the libertarian in me feels that this is too much government intrusion. i would just like to believe that at some point we as civilized beings will see what a drag they are economically and environmentally!

'violins playing in the background'
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Old 05-28-2008, 05:48 PM
 
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about 6 years ago this was done in south africa. the government there reversed its policy a while later. it will work in china because of the totalitarian system, but the libertarian in me feels that this is too much government intrusion. i would just like to believe that at some point we as civilized beings will see what a drag they are economically and environmentally!

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Isn't the central tenet of Libertarianism the principle of liberty?
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:58 PM
 
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I wish they would ban Communism...
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
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I don't like worrying about oil when the lungs of the planet will suffer. What is the alternative bag? Paper... With so much deforestation we should focus on biodegradable plastic bags and make hydrogen a reality for cars to offset the petroleum crisis.
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:12 AM
 
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Isn't the central tenet of Libertarianism the principle of liberty?
not sure i understand the question? would be good if you could explain
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