Trouble is with 'natural' materials does it have a just as bad effect on the planet IE if porcupine quill becomes the number one material does this mean the porkupine species goes extinct trying to supply it ?,goose quill is sustainable it maybe a way of disposing of what was landfill .
I cant see floats becoming banned compared to straws the number is minute but i can see the law changing to forcing throw away plastic items being UV degradable (in months?) Which may have an effect on floats !
UV degradeable plastic isnt new i remember some plastic supermarket bags 40? Years ago (strange feel to the plastic not smooth at all) having this emblazoned on them and now we pay perhaps they can return if the cost is the same as the ordinary ones
That ofcourse would suit the manufacturer knowing full well he will be suppling those floats now forming mush on the surface of a pond
Mind you most bag type plastic and a great number of others do degrade leave a black bag lying in the sun and you will see ,but once in landfill it doesnt rot theres no sun!
As a kid me and my sister made lots of pocket money getting 3d back on bottles and ali cans do have a value but i think modern kids wouldnt get off their arses for a few bob extra money has little value if they think work is involved so i see a deposit scheme pointless so the only way to get rid of plastic is by law but how can you control the countries that supply it ?
You could ban plastic floats in the UK then see the government chuck millions to companies because they infringed some human right of a foreign company whining sales were down!
Edited by chesters1, 15 June 2018 - 09:35 AM.
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