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Profitable Pollution?

Posted December 30, 2010 7:00 AM

What are the implications of large-scale carbon dioxide conversion to plastics? While most pollution has too many contaminants to be of use in manufacturing, will industrial waste become a new, valuable commodity?

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12/30/2010 8:41 PM

Just beating that green CO2 horse because you can again?

Personally I prefer turning used plastics into CO2 and what not with my boiler. Its free, its easy, and I get heat from it which is a valuable heating fuel cost offset during these cold months.

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12/30/2010 10:56 PM

Apparently they think that plastics are chains of carbon and oxygen, rather than carbon and hydrogen.

OOoooh I know, Since they both have carbon in it all we have to do is switch the O's for H's...

Pass.

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12/31/2010 9:03 AM

What are the implications of large-scale carbon dioxide conversion to plastics?

1. Since the Oxygen in the CO2 came from the atmosphere and is being turned into plastic instead of being recycled through photosynthesis, the net result is depletion of the gas we need to breathe.

2. Significant removal of CO2 will seriously affect its conversion to carbohydrate as the first step in your food supply.

Just because it can be done doesn't mean it is good for you, unless your net goal is depopulating the earth.

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12/31/2010 9:30 AM

"unless your net goal is depopulating the earth."

Bingo.

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12/31/2010 3:28 PM

Why not synthetic gasoline developed in Poland? It is sold in local gas stations in Lublin and its production cost is only 7c/liter.

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01/12/2011 10:41 AM

CO2 is already a commodity, as demonstrated by the laughable concept of "emissions trading". Governments, NGOs and business queue up to endorse this scam. Sickening.

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