From: Mark Probert on
Coleah wrote:
> On Aug 13, 9:44 pm, Mark Probert <markprob...(a)lumbercartel.com> wrote:
>> Coleah wrote:
>>> Plastic bottles aren't a particular scare for me.
>> Plastic bottles are a real environmental issue. They
>> add a lot of chemical to the waste stream. They also
>> are found way out to sea. Two weeks ago I was 60 miles off the south
>> shore of LI and there was an area of garbage floating by...with seven or
>> eight bottled water bottles in the mix.
>
> I agree. Some people are just pigs!

With the trash I see out to sea, it is not just some. I have seen some
unbelievable conglomerations of trash just go floating by. A few years
ago we went to the Macys fireworks display in NYC and I watched the CG
intercepting floating trash since they thought it was dangerous.

> I sure understand the disposal issue, but don't have a real fear of
> drinking something packaged in a plastic bottle.

Nor do I. I re-use the bottles for several days, and then toss them in
the trash.

> I drink a lot of Diet 7-Up in 1 liter bottles and save them for
> recycling projects. New uses are being created all the time. Some
> states charge a $.05 deposit on plastic bottles which has really
> assisted in getting them out of trash an into the recycling
> industry.

We`do not drink much soda. The preference is tea, usually green.
From: Myrl on
On Aug 14, 10:08 am, Coleah <col...(a)pacifier.com> wrote:
> On Aug 13, 9:44 pm, Mark Probert <markprob...(a)lumbercartel.com> wrote:
>
> > Coleah wrote:
> > > Plastic bottles aren't a particular scare for me.
>
> > Plastic bottles are a real environmental issue. They
> > add a lot of chemical to the waste stream. They also
> > are found way out to sea. Two weeks ago I was 60 miles off the south
> > shore of LI and there was an area of garbage floating by...with seven or
> > eight bottled water bottles in the mix.
>
> I agree. Some people are just pigs!
> I sure understand the disposal issue, but don't have a real fear of
> drinking something packaged in a plastic bottle.
>
> I drink a lot of Diet 7-Up in 1 liter bottles and save them for
> recycling projects. New uses are being created all the time. Some
> states charge a $.05 deposit on plastic bottles which has really
> assisted in getting them out of trash an into the recycling
> industry.


I sawed the bottom off of a 1 liter bottle (leaving the cap on), and
use it as a scoop to clean out my rain gutters.

I also recycle plastic bottles.

I must admit however, I tossed a bottle into the ocean a few years
back. I had placed a message into it. It was off Point Reyes. . .If
anyone finds it, please contact me, my phone number is on the
message;-)


From: Myrl on
On Aug 14, 6:47 pm, Mark Probert <markprob...(a)lumbercartel.com> wrote:
> Coleah wrote:
> > On Aug 13, 9:44 pm, Mark Probert <markprob...(a)lumbercartel.com> wrote:
> >> Coleah wrote:
> >>> Plastic bottles aren't a particular scare for me.
> >> Plastic bottles are a real environmental issue. They
> >> add a lot of chemical to the waste stream. They also
> >> are found way out to sea. Two weeks ago I was 60 miles off the south
> >> shore of LI and there was an area of garbage floating by...with seven or
> >> eight bottled water bottles in the mix.
>
> > I agree. Some people are just pigs!
>
> With the trash I see out to sea, it is not just some. I have seen some
> unbelievable conglomerations of trash just go floating by. A few years
> ago we went to the Macys fireworks display in NYC and I watched the CG
> intercepting floating trash since they thought it was dangerous.
>
> > I sure understand the disposal issue, but don't have a real fear of
> > drinking something packaged in a plastic bottle.
>
> Nor do I. I re-use the bottles for several days, and then toss them in
> the trash.
>
> > I drink a lot of Diet 7-Up in 1 liter bottles and save them for
> > recycling projects. New uses are being created all the time. Some
> > states charge a $.05 deposit on plastic bottles which has really
> > assisted in getting them out of trash an into the recycling
> > industry.
>
> We`do not drink much soda. The preference is tea, usually green.


I'm a tea drinker too, Mark. . .My favorite lately is Bigelow's Red
Raspberry. I like to use it to make Sun Tea, and then throw in mint
leaves, and lemon slices.


From: Mark Probert on
Myrl wrote:
> On Aug 14, 6:47 pm, Mark Probert <markprob...(a)lumbercartel.com> wrote:
>> Coleah wrote:
>>> On Aug 13, 9:44 pm, Mark Probert <markprob...(a)lumbercartel.com> wrote:
>>>> Coleah wrote:
>>>>> Plastic bottles aren't a particular scare for me.
>>>> Plastic bottles are a real environmental issue. They
>>>> add a lot of chemical to the waste stream. They also
>>>> are found way out to sea. Two weeks ago I was 60 miles off the south
>>>> shore of LI and there was an area of garbage floating by...with seven or
>>>> eight bottled water bottles in the mix.
>>> I agree. Some people are just pigs!
>> With the trash I see out to sea, it is not just some. I have seen some
>> unbelievable conglomerations of trash just go floating by. A few years
>> ago we went to the Macys fireworks display in NYC and I watched the CG
>> intercepting floating trash since they thought it was dangerous.
>>
>>> I sure understand the disposal issue, but don't have a real fear of
>>> drinking something packaged in a plastic bottle.
>> Nor do I. I re-use the bottles for several days, and then toss them in
>> the trash.
>>
>>> I drink a lot of Diet 7-Up in 1 liter bottles and save them for
>>> recycling projects. New uses are being created all the time. Some
>>> states charge a $.05 deposit on plastic bottles which has really
>>> assisted in getting them out of trash an into the recycling
>>> industry.
>> We`do not drink much soda. The preference is tea, usually green.
>
>
> I'm a tea drinker too, Mark. . .My favorite lately is Bigelow's Red
> Raspberry. I like to use it to make Sun Tea, and then throw in mint
> leaves, and lemon slices.

I'll mix citrus with green tea. I also like Lady Earl Grey black tea
brewed for at least 10 minutes.
From: Coleah on
On Aug 15, 6:51 am, Mark Probert <markprob...(a)lumbercartel.com> wrote:
> Myrl wrote:
> > On Aug 14, 6:47 pm, Mark Probert <markprob...(a)lumbercartel.com> wrote:
> >> Coleah wrote:
> >>> On Aug 13, 9:44 pm, Mark Probert <markprob...(a)lumbercartel.com> wrote:
> >>>> Coleah wrote:
> >>>>> Plastic bottles aren't a particular scare for me.
> >>>> Plastic bottles are a real environmental issue. They
> >>>> add a lot of chemical to the waste stream. They also
> >>>> are found way out to sea. Two weeks ago I was 60 miles off the south
> >>>> shore of LI and there was an area of garbage floating by...with seven or
> >>>> eight bottled water bottles in the mix.
> >>> I agree. Some people are just pigs!
> >> With the trash I see out to sea, it is not just some. I have seen some
> >> unbelievable conglomerations of trash just go floating by. A few years
> >> ago we went to the Macys fireworks display in NYC and I watched the CG
> >> intercepting floating trash since they thought it was dangerous.
>
> >>> I sure understand the disposal issue, but don't have a real fear of
> >>> drinking something packaged in a plastic bottle.
> >> Nor do I. I re-use the bottles for several days, and then toss them in
> >> the trash.
>
> >>> I drink a lot of Diet 7-Up in 1 liter bottles and save them for
> >>> recycling projects. New uses are being created all the time. Some
> >>> states charge a $.05 deposit on plastic bottles which has really
> >>> assisted in getting them out of trash an into the recycling
> >>> industry.
> >> We`do not drink much soda. The preference is tea, usually green.
>
> > I'm a tea drinker too, Mark. . .My favorite lately is Bigelow's Red
> > Raspberry. I like to use it to make Sun Tea, and then throw in mint
> > leaves, and lemon slices.
>
> I'll mix citrus with green tea. I also like Lady Earl Grey black tea
> brewed for at least 10 minutes.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

You and Myrl have tatooed 'tea' in my brain. Being Diabetic, I drink
a LOT of Diet 7-Up (no calories, no sugar.....but Sodium). Couldn't
replace 7-Up with tea, but it would be a change......then try some of
Myrl's filtering ideas with lemon and ice. Thanks for sharing!!