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Da Beginning Of Da End!
« on: May 28, 2019, 05:34:04 PM »
   Is This the End of Recycling?

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Americans are consuming more and more stuff. Now that other countries won’t take our papers and plastics, they’re ending up in the trash.

 :tut: ....
China is refusing to take 'foreign garbage' from the US, so these 6 cities are burning or throwing away your recycling.

 
 :coffee: Read on fur da full stories.......
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/03/china-has-stopped-accepting-our-trash/584131/

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Re: Da Beginning Of Da End!
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2019, 07:37:01 PM »
It is costing so much to recycle that it can be a losing proposition depending on the prices of the end product at the time. 

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Re: Da Beginning Of Da End!
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2019, 08:12:20 PM »
so then why is it they keep making plastic bags, water bottles, pop bottles...……………………..

that doesn't seem to slow down...………...sheez.

AND Its TRUMPS FAULT!!!!!!!!!! :sleazy: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Re: Da Beginning Of Da End!
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2019, 05:52:43 PM »
so then why is it they keep making plastic bags, water bottles, pop bottles...……………………..

that doesn't seem to slow down...………...sheez.

AND Its TRUMPS FAULT!!!!!!!!!! :sleazy: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Knock it off Glenn! :doah: Just cuz ya godda pay union dues it ain't Trumps fault. :moon:
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Re: Da Beginning Of Da End!
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2019, 08:36:59 PM »
so then why is it they keep making plastic bags, water bottles, pop bottles...……………………..

that doesn't seem to slow down...………...sheez.

AND Its TRUMPS FAULT!!!!!!!!!! :sleazy: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Knock it off Glenn! :doah: Just cuz ya godda pay union dues it ain't Trumps fault. :moon:
:happy1: I freely and willingly and gladly pay my union dues.
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Re: Da Beginning Of Da End!
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2019, 10:45:05 AM »
so then why is it they keep making plastic bags, water bottles, pop bottles...……………………..

that doesn't seem to slow down...………...sheez.

AND Its TRUMPS FAULT!!!!!!!!!! :sleazy: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Knock it off Glenn! :doah: Just cuz ya godda pay union dues it ain't Trumps fault. :moon:
:happy1: I freely and willingly and gladly pay my union dues.

Glad ta hear dat Glenn :happy1: Especially since part a dat cash goes ta Trumps re-election fund. Since da unions contribute ta boat political parties.  :bonk: It's called coverin der  :moon: 's :rotflmao:
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Re: Da Beginning Of Da End!
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2019, 10:50:41 AM »
 :happy1:that's correct. They donate to the candidate that best supports our paycheck. :happy1:
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Re: Da Beginning Of Da End!
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2019, 09:40:02 AM »
China is refusing to take 'foreign garbage' from the US, so these 6 cities are burning or throwing away your recycling.

No wonder there is a trade deficit.  We get flat screen TVs from China and they get garbage from us.
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Re: Da Beginning Of Da End!
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2019, 03:43:27 PM »
Philippines says 'baaaaaaaaa bye' to 1,500 tons of trash as it ships back to Canada

  :reporter; Da Scoop........

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Re: Da Beginning Of Da End!
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2019, 03:09:16 PM »
Low prices: Value of recycled materials down 50 percent this year :thumbs:

Today at 7:23 a.m.

 :coffee: ....
While prices for recycled materials are causing some recycling companies in the area to go out of business, the Recycling Center of North Dakota in Jamestown may expand in the future, according to Ralph Friebel, owner of the Recycling Center.
Friebel told members of the Jamestown City Council and staff of the city of Jamestown Friday that commodity prices are less than half of what they were a year ago.
"Maybe 40% of what they were a year ago," he said. :bonk:

The National Waste and Recycling Association said in an April 2019 Issue Brief that the loss of Chinese markets for recyclable materials was reducing the prices for materials. The association estimated up to 41 percent of recycled paper and 35 percent of plastics went to China in 2016. China has not only reduced or eliminated the importation of recycling materials but implemented steps to prevent the materials from being smuggled into the country. :embarrassed:

The resulting low prices have caused disruptions in recycling operations in two area communities. Valley City Recycling gave 90 days notice in April to that city that it would cease operations, according to its Facebook page.

And Brian Magnuson, owner of 4R's Recycling II in Carrington, is closing his operation to the public. 4R's Recycling began operations in the early 1990s and Magnuson has owned it for about five years. He hopes to reopen if recycled commodity prices increase. :sad:

 :popcorn: ....
"We'll keep a few business customers that produce a lot of cardboard," he said. "... Cardboard is so far down. That's what had carried the place before."
Friebel said cardboard is the lifeblood of the recycling industry because of its high volume.
"It's what everybody counts on to make a profit," he said.
But it is just one of the recycled commodities.

Materials gathered by the recycling trucks in Jamestown move down a conveyor system where workers separate the materials tossing things like tin, aluminum, paper and cardboard into separate bunkers. When the bunkers fill, the material is baled and accumulated until a truckload of about 23 tons can be shipped.

"Tin and aluminum goes to Canada," Friebel said. "Cardboard to St. Paul, plastics to Chicago or California, depending where the company wants it." :confused:

The sorting and baling facility for Recycling Center of North Dakota is in the former Coca-Cola bottling plant in Jamestown and makes about 10 bales per day of various materials.
Some of the plastics are shipped to companies that pay the freight but do not pay the Recycling Center for the materials. Other plastics have some value and are shipped separately. Materials like cardboard, tin, aluminum and paper are shipped and sold to processors for lower prices than in previous years. At this point, the Recycling Center of North Dakota is able to ship all recycling materials it gathers, Friebel said.

Friebel said the fact that his company collects the recyclable material makes it different than some of the other regional companies that operated drop-off centers.
"The collection fee is a big part of our business model," he said, "but we're also not just doing Jamestown."
A portion of the garbage collection rate in Jamestown is paid to the Recycling Center. The recycling cost was negotiated at $5.55 per month per household in 2017 and adjusts for inflation.
Recycling materials from Edgeley are also brought into the facility and, sometime this fall, recycling gathered in other towns may come to Jamestown for sorting and sales, Friebel said.
Freibel said the process will continue with prices hopefully improving in the future.
"That's the scary thing right now," he said. "We don't know if we're at the bottom yet." :scratch:
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Re: Da Beginning Of Da End!
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2019, 04:13:49 PM »

At the cost of some of this lawn furniture it may be time to start a plastic recycling center and make um!  :happy1:


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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2019, 04:41:53 PM »
So ya bought a set for the camper and for at home, did ya! :happy1:
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Re: Da Beginning Of Da End!
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2019, 05:03:30 PM »
Wild bees are building their homes from plastic :scratch:
  scientists aren’t sure why.
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 :crazy: ..... :coffee:
Wild bees, nesting in Argentinian crop fields, were recently found constructing nests entirely made of the flimsy plastic packaging material left on farms.
From 2017 to 2018, researchers at Argentina's National Agricultural Technology Institute crafted wooden, artificial nests for wild bees. Unlike bee species that have a large hive with queens and workers, wild bees burrow into nests to individually lay larvae. The constructed nests fit together like long rectangles with a narrow, hollow opening that allowed wild bees to crawl inside and fill it with cut leaves, twigs, and mud.

Sixty-three wooden nests were constructed, and three were found lined entirely with plastic. Similar in size and shape to a fingernail, the bits of plastic had been carefully cut by bees and arranged in an overlapping pattern in their nests. Based on the material, researchers think the plastic may have come from a plastic bag or film, which has a similar texture to the leaves bees typically use to line their nests.

Of the three plastic nests, one had not been finished, meaning the bee did not use it to lay her larvae, Science Alert reports. In the remaining two, one larva died and the other was not found, leading the researchers to believe it survived.

What does it mean for bees?

This new research, published in the journal Apidologie, documents the first time bees have been seen making nests only out of plastic, but for years scientists have known bees were incorporating plastic into their building materials.
In 2013, a paper published in Ecosphere outlined how bees were using plastic films and foams to line nests in urban areas throughout Toronto, Canada. Similar to the bees in Argentina, the wild bees observed in Canada cut pieces of plastic that resembled the leaves they commonly use.

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Notably, the Canadian study found it wasn't just flaps of plastic bags the bees were using. Plant resins, which can be fashioned into anything from gum to latex, often bind a bee's building materials together. But some individuals, they observed, were hauling a plastic-based caulk back to their nests to use instead.

Both studies noted that more research needs to be done before scientists can outline the potential impact plastic might have on bees, but the nest building shows that bees are highly adaptive to changing environments. In both places, leaves were readily available as a building material.

“It would demonstrate the adaptive flexibility that certain species of bees would have in the face of changes in environmental conditions,” the study’s lead author Mariana Allasino wrote in a press release translated from Spanish.

Plastic dangers

Hollis Woodard, an entomologist who studies bees at the University of California Riversides Woodard Lab, isn’t surprised to see bees hauling plastic to their nests.
“I think it’s really sad,” she says. “It’s another example of the rampant use of materials that end up in places we don’t intend them to.”

Plastic often presents a threat to wildlife in the form of microplastics, the incredibly tiny bits of plastic that form as larger plastic trash breaks down. Microplastics are a danger to the animals that mistake them for food, which many do, especially in marine environments. No study, however, indicates that bees might be consuming plastic.
Among the dangers that bees face are pesticides, habitat destruction, and exposure to viruses or parasites.

Researchers have speculated that plastic may form a barrier against common nest issues like mold and parasites.
If the bees are in fact choosing plastic over natural materials, it wouldn't be the first time animals have used trash to their advantage.
Sparrows and finches line their nests with cigarette butts to ward off parasitic mites, and black kites in the Italian Alps collect bright strips of plastic to decorate their nests and attract mates.

“It would take a lot more research to know what this means for the bees themselves,” says Woodard. “Sure it’s possible it might afford some benefits, but that hasn’t been shown yet. I think it’s equally likely to have things that are harmful.”

Photograph by Joel Sartore, National Geographic Photo Ark
Portrait of a leaf cutter bee, the species believed to be using plastic for construction material in Argentina.


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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2019, 05:51:40 PM »
So ya bought a set for the camper and for at home, did ya! :happy1:

Nope! 
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Re: Da Beginning Of Da End!
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2019, 06:21:05 PM »
:reporter; Canada to ban single-use plastics from 2021

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Canada will ban single-use plastics from 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday, declaring it a "global challenge" to phase out the plastic bags, straws and cutlery clogging the world's oceans.

"I am very pleased to announce that as early as 2021, Canada will ban harmful, single-use plastics from coast to coast," Trudeau said, arguing Canada has a unique chance to lead the fight against plastic pollution as the country with the world's longest coastlines.
Less than 10 percent of plastics used in Canada are currently recycled, he said."

Each year a million birds and more than 100,000 marine mammals worldwide suffer injury or death by becoming entangled in plastic or ingesting it through the food chain -- with single-use items representing some 70 percent of the plastic waste littering the marine environment. :pouty:

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"You've all heard the stories and seen the photos. And to be honest, as a dad it is tough trying to explain this to my kids," Trudeau said.
"How do you explain dead whales washing up on beaches around the world, their stomachs jam-packed with plastic bags?"

"How do I tell them that against all odds, you will find plastic at the very deepest point of the Pacific Ocean?
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- 'The entire life-cycle' -
Straws, plastic bags, cutlery, plates and stir sticks would be among the items banned, a government statement said. The list will be refined based on further scientific research between now and 2021.

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Trudeau said producers of other plastics -- such as bottles or food packaging -- will be held responsible for "the entire life-cycle" of their products.
Both plastic manufacturers and the companies using their products, as in packing materials, will have to provide recycling plans.
Canada, France, Germany, Britain and Italy, along with the European Union, subscribed at last year's G7 summit in Quebec to a new charter against pollution in the world's oceans. The United States and Japan did not join the pact.

The non-binding Ocean Plastics Charter called on participating countries and the EU to commit to making all plastics reusable, recyclable or recovered by 2030.
A total of 21 governments have by now taken that pledge, Trudeau said. In addition, the EU earlier this year passed legislation this year to ban single-use plastic products starting in 2021.

- 'A national solution' -

Several Canadian cities already ban the use of plastic bags -- Montreal passed its ban last year -- and some provinces have banned other products.

 :tut: But Trudeau said a "national solution" was needed.
"Every year, Canadians throw away over three million tons of plastic waste," the prime minister said in a statement. "This represents up to $8 billion per year in lost value and wastes valuable resources and energy."

Recycling, he said, would not only cut down on pollution but would help produce 42,000 jobs in the recycling and recovery businesses.
The environment is shaping up as a key issue in Canadian legislative elections set for October, with Trudeau's main challenger vowing if he wins to roll back environmental protections, including a federal carbon tax and a tanker traffic ban along a pristine part of the Pacific coast.

And while Trudeau has declared it a top priority, a recent parliamentary report concluded Canada is doing too little to combat climate change, even as government scientists warned the country was warming at twice the global rate.

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A flightless cormorant sits on her nest surrounded by plastic waste on a remote island off the coast of Ecuador.  :sad:

"People around the world are grappling with this every day," Trudeau said. "As parents we're at a point where we take our kids to the beach and we have to search out a patch of sand that isn't littered with straws, styrofoam or bottles.
"That's a problem."

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« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2019, 11:11:06 PM »


Well we all seemed to live before all the plastics with paper, glass and wood containers.
Plus a lot of house wives may welcome the Milk man back!  :rotflmao:
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