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Plastic alternatives may worsen marine pollution, MPs warn – Committee says UK should reduce use of plastics rather than replace it with other materials

Plastic alternate options might worsen marine air pollution, MPs warn – Committee says UK ought to scale back use of plastics reasonably than exchange it with different supplies

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  1. Not if they’re made out of hemp

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/12/plastic-alternatives-may-worsen-marine-pollution-mps-warn) reduced by 86%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Environmental NGOs told the committee that the rapid introduction of such alternatives could actually increase plastic pollution.

    > The committee, in a report on plastic food and drink packaging published on Thursday, said the government should focus on reducing the use of plastic packaging rather than replacing it with other materials.

    > Disposable, single-use plastics used for packaging food and drink – particularly cigarette butts, plastic drinking bottles, plastic caps, food wrappers, grocery bags, plastic lids, straws and stirrers – are the most common single use plastics found in the environment, according to a 2018 UN report.

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  3. What if we… I dunno, stop buying a bunch of shit we don’t need. We keep more cash in our pockets, we become healthier and the environment gets less plastic shit thrown into it. Why can’t we get this win-win situation?

    Humans are dumb.

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