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Plastic Straws.

Postby mulletman007 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:00 pm

Are there any plans to do away with plastic straws at the ground?
For an environmentally friendly club it seems a shame so many are being used. Each straw takes 500 years to decompose and often find their way into the sea.

Anyone else think it's time to ditch the straws?
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Postby GETCARTER » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:05 pm

You're clutching at straws.......
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Postby GETCARTER » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:06 pm

Is that the straw that broke the Camel s back?.
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Postby voodoobluesman » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:10 pm

mulletman007 wrote:Are there any plans to do away with plastic straws at the ground?
For an environmentally friendly club it seems a shame so many are being used. Each straw takes 500 years to decompose and often find their way into the sea.

Anyone else think it's time to ditch the straws?


Absolutely agree.
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Postby StadiumMgr » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:43 pm

mulletman007 wrote:Are there any plans to do away with plastic straws at the ground?
For an environmentally friendly club it seems a shame so many are being used. Each straw takes 500 years to decompose and often find their way into the sea.

Anyone else think it's time to ditch the straws?



We are already buying straws that are biodegradable - takes them a few months. :D

There are some of the old plastic ones around, but these are just being used up before being replaced.


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Re: Plastic Straws.

Postby camel » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:15 pm

GETCARTER wrote:Is that the straw that broke the Camel s back?.


No, I'm still just about doing okay.
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Re: Plastic Straws.

Postby camel » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:17 pm

StadiumMgr wrote:
mulletman007 wrote:Are there any plans to do away with plastic straws at the ground?
For an environmentally friendly club it seems a shame so many are being used. Each straw takes 500 years to decompose and often find their way into the sea.

Anyone else think it's time to ditch the straws?



We are already buying straws that are biodegradable - takes them a few months. :D

There are some of the old plastic ones around, but these are just being used up before being replaced.


Cheers


Good news.

Am I right in thinking the bin bags get sorted and recycled by a contractor? So all the food trays, plastic bottles etc get recycled rather than landfill?
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Re: Plastic Straws.

Postby Greeners » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:03 pm

Hi
Straws were always bio-degradable when I was a kid.
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Postby Norton Boy » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:01 pm

I suppose technically everything is biodegradable, it just depends on how long you are willing to wait.
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Postby Timb » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:11 pm

Straws were paper when me and greeners were kids.
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Postby Fartvs Antiqvvs » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:32 pm

Timb wrote:Straws were paper when me and greeners were kids.


Right on. Marvin C Stone patent 1888. Surely you are both not as aged as that? :D
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Postby michael » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:26 pm

I always wonder how many people genuinely care, or whether they just jump on the latest bandwagon as reported in the media.

is it a bit like the manager' who says after a loss 'we'll learn from that '

then a few days later its forgotten-and no -one goes back a week later to ask them -what did they actually learn ,and how will things be different in the future.
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Re: Plastic Straws.

Postby Greeners » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:20 pm

Hi
Fartvs Antiqvvs wrote:Right on. Marvin C Stone patent 1888. Surely you are both not as aged as that? :D


Well: I have got a membership card for an association, connected to my previous profession, which expires in 2099; just 2 months short of my 158th birthday.
When given it I did ask whether it was a threat or a promise. :D
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Postby king giraffe III » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:22 pm

michael wrote:I always wonder how many people genuinely care, or whether they just jump on the latest bandwagon as reported in the media.

is it a bit like the manager' who says after a loss 'we'll learn from that '

then a few days later its forgotten-and no -one goes back a week later to ask them -what did they actually learn ,and how will things be different in the future.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I love this type of post from you, Michael. I wonder how long it will be before you're accused of being me, in the same way that Jaceyboy was?

I always thought paper straws had a strange taste and they always went soggy at the mouth end.
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Re: Plastic Straws.

Postby Fartvs Antiqvvs » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:30 pm

king giraffe III wrote:
I always thought paper straws had a strange taste and they always went soggy at the mouth end.


Perhaps that was because you were always acid tongued Kg III. :lol:
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