No War On Plastic?

bluebell

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Apparently human blood has now been found to have micro pieces of plastic in it? Countryfile yes, they made a very good point about the amount of plastic waste being washed up on the UKs coast, and a statement was said that very soon their will be more plastic in the worlds oceans than fish? i wonder how they work that out? but plastic use is very very common, in agriculture, why did feed companies go from paper to plastic sacks for one? but why is the UKs govt not making an ,all out attack on plastic the use of, the end use etc ,etc? like the war on fossil fuels?
 
I read with amusement this morning that the four pack of kitchen roll was produced in environmentally friendly ways and that lots of trees had been planted to offset the production.
All that information was printed on a plastic wrapper the is “Not currently recyclable “

Why can’t the four rolls be wrapped in paper? Just like breakfast cereal. They used to come in the box and a bag that was made from waxy paper. Why do they have to be in plastic?

There are hundreds of items that could be packed in paper rather than plastic.
 

Hilly

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I read with amusement this morning that the four pack of kitchen roll was produced in environmentally friendly ways and that lots of trees had been planted to offset the production.
All that information was printed on a plastic wrapper the is “Not currently recyclable “

Why can’t the four rolls be wrapped in paper? Just like breakfast cereal. They used to come in the box and a bag that was made from waxy paper. Why do they have to be in plastic?

There are hundreds of items that could be packed in paper rather than plastic.
Aye and trees they plant alot of them will have plastic tree guards on them 😂 you couldnt make this sh!t up .
 

Dry Rot

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Livestock Farmer
Groceries used to be delivered in a use plastic box with stuff like biscuits measured out into paper bags. I remember two old boys who kept a grocers' shop. If you wanted porridge oats, they'd go to a large chest in the corner, scoop out the loose oats, and put it into a paper bag on the scales. Then, fold the top of the bag and tie it round with string! We've moved on from that but there certainly is too much plastic.
 

toquark

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I read a report recently that raised concerns about polyester clothing, the dust from which is obviously micro plastic and can be absorbed into the bloodstream by breathing.

I’m pretty resolute at lifting plastic wherever I find it on the farm but the stuff does get everywhere, bale net is the current bane, not matter how careful I am to remove it all, I always find some at the bottom of the feed ring or hanked on a fence.
 

deere 6600

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Mixed Farmer
Packaging using polystyrene or the like should be banned. Cardboard or paper can replace these uses easily.
Is it not possible in this day and age to burn a lot of crap and generate electricity with it. Now I know how sensitive.?.. an issue this is and I know someone with a lot of brains would need to work out to capture the harmful crap bu it’s surely possible and bette than dumping it in the sea
 
Is it not possible in this day and age to burn a lot of crap and generate electricity with it. Now I know how sensitive.?.. an issue this is and I know someone with a lot of brains would need to work out to capture the harmful crap bu it’s surely possible and bette than dumping it in the sea

Yeah, there is a waste to energy plant at Avonmouth (our black bin waste goes there now) and there is a big one in Oxford, too. Uses a bit of natural gas to burn everything. The residual ash is passed over a magnet to remove metals (all sold for scrap) and the residual is sold as aggregate.
 
There has been a waste to energy incinerator in Coventry for donkey’s years. Household bin lorries queue by the dozen to get in off the road, an occasional 8 wheeler trundles out with a bit of waste for landfill. Works a treat.

Then we have Drax Power Station that runs on wood chip produced in America. The whole bloody place is there because it was built on the land under which coal was dug. There are three sites each a stones throw from the other for the same reason.

Is it not possible to dig that coal, millions and millions of tonnes of which are still there, right under their feet, and then catch and purify the smoke? Then put the filtered crap back underground? There was a Homefire Smokeless fuel plant at Coventry but that closed down 20+ years ago. If smokeless fuel could be made then , why not now?

The Warwickshire Thick seam of coal is still there waiting to be used, and it will be one day. Millions of tonnes of it. And we get gas and woodchip from thousands of miles away.

Fecking nonsense.
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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