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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2017 11:44 a.m. PST

"US scientists have calculated the total amount of plastic ever made and put the number at 8.3 billion tonnes.

It is an astonishing mass of material that has essentially been created only in the last 65 years or so.

The 8.3 billion tonnes is as heavy as 25,000 Empire State Buildings in New York, or a billion elephants.

The great issue is that plastic items, like packaging, tend to be used for very short periods before being discarded…"
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Choctaw08 Aug 2017 12:39 p.m. PST

People can't drink water from a faucet anymore.

Zephyr108 Aug 2017 2:19 p.m. PST

Plastic is the one thing Nature hasn't evolved enough to create on it's own… ;-)

sillypoint08 Aug 2017 4:00 p.m. PST

Future generations will shake their head in wonder…

CorroPredo08 Aug 2017 4:20 p.m. PST

And that has to do with wargaming, because…?

Personal logo jhancock Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2017 5:39 p.m. PST

That is utterly driveling, which is what this board is about!

Thanks, Tango01!

jdginaz08 Aug 2017 11:18 p.m. PST

I wonder if they included the production using recycled plastics in their totals?

Mikasa Inactive Member09 Aug 2017 1:23 a.m. PST

Hopefully a biodegradable alternative isn't far off, and then we need to find ways to dispose of what we have.

The figures for plastic contamination in the oceans are horrifying

Old Wolfman09 Aug 2017 7:18 a.m. PST

Reminds me of a George Carlin classic that the Earth may just turn the situation into a new paradigm,"The Earth Plus Plastic". Can be found in his "Jammin' In New York" CD/HBO special. Track-"The Earth Is Fine".

PrivateSnafu09 Aug 2017 8:30 a.m. PST

Even the utter drivel is supposed to be wargamng related.

Down with excessive sprue frames!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2017 11:21 a.m. PST

How curious … I do not see the same questioning in other threads like these ones… (smile)

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To mention just a few down there … very close …(smile)


nochules09 Aug 2017 12:36 p.m. PST

My wife seems to think I have 8.3 billion tons of plastic miniatures. I can use this to show her that it must be less than that.

jdginaz10 Aug 2017 11:38 a.m. PST

They claim that plastic isn't biodegradable but leave it out in a couple of Arizona summers and it degrades pretty quickly.


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