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Old 05-20-2021, 07:32 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Virtue signaling totally fixes climate change.

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Most "solutions" I see are Rube Goldberg contraptions meant to be as complex as possible.
As America's richest Afrikaan-American says, "The best part is no part, the best process is no process".

duckduckgo.com/?q=eliminate+combine+reduce+simplify
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Virtue signaling totally fixes climate change.
In the end, many who pretend to care about the climate or whatever excuse to impose barriers to economic development only care about how morally superior they want everyone else to regard them. And for a long time, the USA has been the escape goat for those who want to signal fake virtues.
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Isn't the 'scrape goat'? Dylan?
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Well I tried. Stopped the video halfway, because why do I want the opinion of a few ignorant foreigners? They didn't know the US has landfills? Every country buries their garbage, except apparently the ones sending plastic out into the ocean.
Most of Europe keeps coal fired plants due to 100% incineration orders

If it isnít composted, itís recycled, if itís not recycled itís burned.

We could learn something from Europe as there is no excuse to let plastic travel to the landfill where inevitably a bunch blows out into the environment

One better would be making 25 cent per gallon diesel fuel from plastic but that might make someone butt hurt
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There's a trash incinerator in Ohio that made the news not too long ago.
It makes about 1/10 the power of a typical coal fired power plant, is the biggest polluter in the state and is only able to run because it has been given a waver by the epa.
I guess they are trying to make coal look like the clean and sane option.
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I'm becoming a fan of duckduckgo.com/?q=polylactic+acid

It's made from corn (carbon Negative) and you can compost it.

https://3dinsider.com/what-is-pla/



Basalt-infused PLA is proposed as a building material for Mars colonies.
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Most of Europe keeps coal fired plants due to 100% incineration orders

If it isnít composted, itís recycled, if itís not recycled itís burned.

We could learn something from Europe as there is no excuse to let plastic travel to the landfill where inevitably a bunch blows out into the environment
Nearby there is the Brooks garbage incinerator and power plant. Always seemed like a good idea to me so long as the really nasty stuff doesn't exceed reasonable health limits.

You can burn trash directly and capture the energy, or you can compost it in a landfill and indirectly capture the methane.
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It's made from corn (carbon Negative) and you can compost it.

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PLA is an interesting material indeed, but it has limited applications due to a few downsides:
It is brittle, it has a very low melting point and it's hygroscopic.
But as an upside:
It's foodsave and to some degree even digestable.
There certainly are quite a few applications for it and I've used it before in 3d printing.
However it's weaker than even ABS, not to mention Nylon.
Might work for plastic food packaging, but you won't be able to drink tea/coffee from a PLA mug.
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You can burn trash directly and capture the energy, or you can compost it in a landfill and indirectly capture the methane.
Lot's of it doesn't compost at all, especialy plastics.
If you burn it, you can get quite some energy out of it.
But you want a proper exaust treatment system to to get rid of harmfull emissions, wich is another interesting topic on its own.

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