ive always known it takes a long time for plastic to decompose. but it hit me pretty hard today. to put it where i'm coming from, here's a link full of stats. not only does plastic take forever to break down, but it's everywhere. at my job alone, we use plastic for: large cups x-large cups cup sleeves take out bags lids bowls plates silverware toys straws wrapping (to wrap more plastic items) the list goes on. its pretty sad to know that all of these plastic items are made purely for transportation purposes and have no industrial value except for keeping things separated, or holding something for a small amount of time. these things are thrown away immediately, headed straight to a pile of filth out in the middle of nowhere. but it's ok, as long as you have your 42 oz bucket of mountain dew for the ten minutes youre there, ruining the environment is justified. this thread will probably die down and become buried amonst the millions of "i just got busted" "im high" and "omg" threads. it's also likely to become grouped as another "save the environment" spurts. but if one person can help me out, spread the word another time, it could hit that one person that will choose to do the right thing again. sadly, most of us will read this thread, agree, and click the back button to read something else. i'm writing to my newspaper editorials with this in mind, and the uses of hemp for basically everything we use today. post this on your local craigslist rant n rave, your local paper, anywhere to get the word out. if anyting, at least try to use less plastics. im not trying to spark a revolution here. just looking for support.