Why do Californians worry about straws in the ocean but not raw sewage?

And to add to that most of the plastic is from China.

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  • 1 month ago
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    People worry about whatever the media manipulates them into worrying about.

    It is in the interests of the media to promote worry, because it makes the advertisements they run (which fortuitously promote escapism from worry) more effective.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Raw sewage dumped into the ocean can be neutralized by ocean life IF it is well monitored and not overwhelming. Whereas plastics can't be neutralized.

    • Jenny
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      4 weeks agoReport

      First, the plastic in the ocean comes from China and no, you're just wrong.

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  • roger
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    1 month ago

    Sewage will decompose.. Straws will not.

    • Jenny
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      1 month agoReport

      Sewage is also killing far more animals and straws do decompose...just takes a long time.  And, it's a non issue.  The plastic in the ocean isn't straws from the US.  Its Chinese garbage.

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  • GTB
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    1 month ago

    Better yet, why is it that the plastic straw worriers ignore plastic water bottles which are a far bigger problem?

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  • 1 month ago

    First, they do worry about raw sewage and mostly deal with it. Second, raw sewage, even when in large amounts, will get addressed naturally in a fairly short time-distance window.  Plastic is relatively indestructible by natural earth-surface processes.  Just the opposite of sewage.  Does one have to be responsible for a problem before acting to try to fix it? It seems as though that is your argument: Californians aren't mostly the cause of plastic pollution so don't need to worry about it.  It seems a false argument to me.

    • Jenny
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      1 month agoReport

      No, you don't have to be responsible for a problem to fix it...so, go to CHINA and fix it!

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  • Robert
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    1 month ago

    I'd guess because straws can't be bribed to vote for Santa Claus in future elections. At one time the compassionate libs had considered giving away rubber trash cans so that the homeless (10 percent) and useless (90 percent) could use them for storage and shelter. As long as they have voting rights they will be allowed to live on and crap on your street. But not the street of the politicians who allow this to happen in the once great nation.

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