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Would you ban glitter?
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/...eaner-seas

My first reaction was, especially as this article is in the PC Guardian, how crazy as children have always loved glitter, and I thought it was made from metal foil bits....and PC types use it to glitter bomb people they don't like, which can harm other people, as if they care https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glitter

I never use those microbeads in cosmetics anyway, that was a trendy commercial product that I thought was a waste of money and all hype.

There is something in this story that smacks of hypocrisy.  Plastic is everywhere in our environment, it is horrible, it is ubiquitous, but the beautiful world that wasn't made entirely of plastic is long gone, with the second world war, and even buildings and especially shopfronts look as though they are made of plastic.

Surely even a glitter bomb uses a lot more glitter than chidren use making Christmas cards?  On that video made by Rebel Media of the protests at the University of Toronto against Professor Jordan Peterson's refusal to use PC pronouns, one of the PC brigade throws a lot of glitter over Lauren Southern.

And glitter was used to decorate long before we had plastic.  Surely glitter doesn't need to be made from plastic? It isn't as though people, especially the poor, have any alternatives. Plastic is synonymous with cheap.

And so hypocritical https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glitter_bombing

I did wonder if sand can be made into glitter? For children making Christmas cards, not the PC brigade making glitter bombs, as sand in the eyes is a dangerous weapon.

And what about their "ethical" plastic shoes?
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#2
We've got bigger things to worry about
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#3
Glitter bombs for the vagina (serious product):

"Passion Dust Intimacy Capsules"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9OrntBay5o
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passion_Dust
Guns don't kill people, the government does.
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(11-18-2017, 05:56 PM)andrew_o Wrote: We've got bigger things to worry about

Okay.  So put it on the "To-Do List" for when we have the time and/or money to address the problem.
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#5
Banning children from using glitter to make Christmas cards seems ridiculous when most of the modern world is made of plastic. It might make more sense to develop better technology, such as to stop plastic bits ending up in the sea by screening sewage. Or find micro-organisms that break down plastic.

Humans had many vast civilisations that didn't use plastic. Maybe we can't go back, but we can go forward with technology?
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#6
Plastic doesn't HAVE TO be made from petroleum. We recently bought a game which, it turns out, has plastic pieces made from corn oils. Unlike the petroleum plastics, these biodegrade under outdoor conditions. If we could move to organic plastics, I think the issue would go away, although they almost certainly cost more.
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