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#2021 Mike K.

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Posted 30 October 2021 - 10:09 AM

Whatever happened to all those green bikes?
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#2022 Nparker

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Posted 30 October 2021 - 10:14 AM

Whatever happened to all those green bikes?

I believe they are part of a new reef system in the Inner Harbour.


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Posted 30 October 2021 - 11:11 AM

Whatever happened to all those green bikes?

and the free blue bikes.
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Posted 30 October 2021 - 12:39 PM

I bought a bunch of wireless phone chargers for desks at work last week.  They arrived, each charging pad was wrapped in plastic.  Each AC/USB adapter to power them was wrapped in plastic.  Each of the USB adapters was also in a little plastic tray inside the cardboard box with the user manual inside a little plastic sleeve.

 

But I can't have a multi-use plastic checkout bag for my groceries?


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#2025 Matt R.

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Posted 30 October 2021 - 03:55 PM

Whenever I buy cutlery or ramekins for work every, single, one is wrapped in its own little bag, which is in a box, which is taped shut and wrapped in plastic. Presumably it’s to keep them from getting scratched during shipping, but what’s the difference? After a few uses, tossed in the presoak, banged around on the cutlery tray, put through the dishwasher 20 times, they all look the same. We aren’t talking fine silver here, either.

Mike, I think that green bike is still on my bike rack in fulford.

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#2026 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 October 2021 - 04:00 PM

Whenever I buy cutlery or ramekins for work every, single, one is wrapped in its own little bag, which is in a box, which is taped shut and wrapped in plastic. Presumably it’s to keep them from getting scratched during shipping, but what’s the difference? After a few uses, tossed in the presoak, banged around on the cutlery tray, put through the dishwasher 20 times, they all look the same. We aren’t talking fine silver here, either.

 

but most/many people would return them.  you could say the same about a brand new car, it's going to get a few tiny scratches, wear on the interior, tire wear even in the first week or two  - but you would not accept delivery that way.


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#2027 Matt R.

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Posted 30 October 2021 - 04:01 PM

These are forks that cost a dollar, not a new car. Next?

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Posted 30 October 2021 - 04:18 PM

maybe there are some seconds/bulk packed loose that are only 97 cents, dunno.

 

plastic is cheap.  35 cents a pound.


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Posted 30 October 2021 - 04:31 PM

Also unboxed several keyboards, mice and webcams the other day.  This is nothing new, but every single piece of glossy black plastic on any of these items is wrapped a protective plastic film.  Obviously it's to keep them from getting scratched, but these are truly single-use plastics that are often cut into pretty small pieces (think that one inch long bit of shiny black plastic around your webcam lens, or the space between the arrow keys and page up/down buttons on your keyboard).  Every single bit of it - plastic wrapped.  And then the whole thing is in a bag, in a box with another plastic bag around it.  


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#2030 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 October 2021 - 04:39 PM

https://thisisplasti...bout-landfills/

 

how about that glass!  i think the sun will burn out sooner.

 

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Posted 31 October 2021 - 04:13 PM

We were out and about today soaking in the beauty of this gorgeous island of ours and we came across this rather handsome looking shitter at Spectacle Lake.

Mrs. Sparky asked me what was the outhouse like? Spotless I said, clean as a whistle, nice paper dispenser and a hand sanitizer dispenser. So she gave it a go.

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On her way out she hollers “Did you see this?”

Seb I think you are being denied your god given right to help build a nation with delightful crappers. We are going to need a lot of plastic bags if we hope to keep up with the obvious demand.

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#2032 Mike K.

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Posted 31 October 2021 - 08:46 PM

Lol, amazing.

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#2033 lanforod

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Posted 31 October 2021 - 09:47 PM

Those are what are replacing the old outhouses all over Vancouver Island, and maybe even all over BC. Pretty decent for a hole in the ground crapper.



#2034 spanky123

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Posted 01 November 2021 - 08:29 AM

Seb I think you are being denied your god given right to help build a nation with delightful crappers. We are going to need a lot of plastic bags if we hope to keep up with the obvious demand.
 

 

That was my thought, with the ban on anything plastic coming in Victoria then we will not be able to get anymore cappers.


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#2035 todd

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Posted 01 November 2021 - 11:44 AM

Those are what are replacing the old outhouses all over Vancouver Island, and maybe even all over BC. Pretty decent for a hole in the ground crapper.

The more flushable ones the better, gives me the creeps sitting on an open hole in the ground

I suppose a rat is flexible enough to get up a flushable toilet as well.

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#2036 phx

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Posted 26 December 2021 - 11:15 AM

Bugs across globe are evolving to eat plastic

 

Problem solved.


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