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My throughs on the ban of plastic bags. “Let not just ban them but replace them.”

Source: Eco Liberty
Date: 19 October 2017
Author: Matthew Miller

I recently heard something on the radio talking about Countdown banning single use of plastic bag by 2018 in New Zealand. So decide write about plastic bags and what are the issues about them and what are the alternatives? For me I lay in the somewhere in the grey area because I thinking the alternatives to plastic shopping bags; why plastic should be banned?
Firstly let talk about what plastic bag do look like and what are they? Bags is something that you carry things in. Plastic bag is make out of Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) which have a recycle code 4 as well as petrochemical. Most Plastic Bag where design for single use for carrying goods from shops and may be used as a rubbish bag
The history of plastic bags: American and European patent applications relating to the production of plastic shopping bags can be found dating back to the early 1950s, but these refer to composite constructions with handles fixed to the bag in a secondary manufacturing process. The modern lightweight shopping bag is the invention of Swedish engineer Sten Gustaf Thulin. In the early 1960s, Thulin developed a method of forming a simple one-piece bag by folding, welding and die-cutting a flat tube of plastic for the packaging company Celloplast of Norrköping, Sweden. Thulin’s design produced a simple, strong bag with a high load-carrying capacity, and was patented worldwide by Celloplast in 1965.
Celloplast was a well-established producer of cellulose film and a pioneer in plastics processing. The company’s patent position gave it a virtual monopoly on plastic shopping bag production, and the company set up manufacturing plants across Europe and in the US. However, other companies saw the attraction of the bag, too, and the US petrochemicals group Mobil overturned Celloplast’s US patent in 1977.
The Dixie Bag Company of College Park, Georgia, owned and operated by Jack W. McBride, was one of the first companies to exploit this new opportunity to bring convenient products to all major shopping stores. The Dixie Bag Company, along with similar firms such as Houston Poly Bag and Capitol Poly, was instrumental in the manufacturing, marketing and perfecting of plastic bags in the 1980s. Kroger, a Cincinnati-based grocery chain, began to replace its paper shopping bags with plastic bags in 1982, and was soon followed by its rival, Safeway.
Without its plastic bag monopoly, Celloplast’s business went into decline, and the company was split up during the 1990s. The Norrköping site remains a plastics production site, however, and is now the headquarters of Miljösäck, a manufacturer of waste sacks manufactured from recycled polyethylene.
From the mid-1980s onwards, plastic bags became common for carrying daily groceries from the store to vehicles and homes throughout the developed world. As plastic bags increasingly replaced paper bags, and as other plastic materials and products replaced glass, metal, stone, timber and other materials, a packaging materials war erupted, with plastic shopping bags at the center of highly publicized disputes.
In 1992, Sonoco Products Company of Hartsville, SC patented the “self-opening polyethylene bag stack”. The main innovation of this redesign is that the removal of a bag from the rack opens the next bag in the stack. This team was headed by Wade D. Fletcher and Harry Wilfong.
Environmental Concerns with Plastic Bag: There is a lot environmental Concern with Plastic Bags but not just plastic bag but with non-biodegradable plastic materials which is made with petrochemicals. Even the mainstream news has admitted that plastic maybe a bigger threat than climate change which that the case because climate change is never issue because the sun is the main driver of climate change and don’t cause much damage to the marine life as non-biodegradable plastic would.
Because plastic bags are so durable, this makes them a concern for the environment. They will not break down easily and as a result may be harmful to wildlife. Each year millions of discarded plastic shopping bags end up as plastic waste litter in the environment when improperly disposed of. The same properties that have made plastic bags so commercially successful and ubiquitous—namely their low weight and resistance to degradation—have also contributed to their proliferation in the environment. Due to their durability, plastic bags can take centuries to decompose.
On land, plastic bags are one of the most prevalent types of litter in inhabited areas. Large buildups of plastic bags can clog drainage systems and contribute to flooding, as occurred in Bangladesh in 1988 and 1998 and almost annually in Manila. Littering is often a serious problem in developing countries, where trash collection infrastructure is less developed than in wealthier nations.
Plastic bags were found to constitute a significant portion of the floating marine debris in the waters around southern Chile in a study conducted between 2002 and 2005. If washed out to sea, plastic bags can be carried long distances by ocean currents, and can strangle marine animals.
What are alternatives?
Good news that there are alternatives to plastic bags and I list them below.
Paper Bags: Paper Bags are good alternatives to plastic shopping bags But trees are required to be cut down for paper that goes into making those shopping bag. But those papers bags are biodegradable and less damaging to the environment.
Cassava Starch: These bags are made with Cassava starch. They look like regular plastic shopping bags and they don’t contain any petrochemicals that makes the Low-density polyethylene (LDPE). The bags are biodegradable will make a great replacement for plastic bag. The video down below show that
Corn Starch: Similar to the bags that made with Cassava Starch, they also don’t contain any petrochemicals
Hemp: Hemp shopping bags are made with hemp wool as canvas which that came from the hemp plant. Hemp is environmentally friendly; hemp can be used to make many things including hemp plastic
Canvas bags: Canvas comes in many forms including cotton and hemp and you can use it for shopping or to carry things. They do last a long time and is better for the environment.
I have list the alternative and I hope that what you would need to know. For me I did have some Non-Woven Polypropylene (NWPP) shopping bag which I use for shopping and as an alternative to plastic bag and which can buy them in many supermarkets. Many countries or region in countries have banned or tax plastic and here image below
I understand why those countries have either banned or tax the used of plastic. Because of the environmental concerns like landfills, polluted waterways as well clogged up sewers, animals getting caught in plastics bags especially sea creatures. If a country banned want to ban plastic bag firstly they would want to promote an alternative to plastic bag like paper bags for example.
Here number of the countries that had banned plastic; Bangladesh, China, India, Taiwan, Macedonia, South Africa, Kenya, France, Italy, Australia (Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania and Australian Capital Territory) and many other countries. Problem with banning plastic bags, you only prohibited the use and manufacture of plastic bags; the problem is still there because plastic bags mount up in the landfill. But there a solution the pollution caused by plastic bag; is to turn back plastic bag into a form they were. Plastic bags are made low-density polyethylene (LDPE) Plastic which is made from non-renewables like oil or coal. Plastic be melted using pyrolysis to turn plastic into oil. You can found on youtube but I will a video down below

Usually I talk about setting up a pyrolysis that you can setup yourself. The person in the show I have shown you; he made his unit pyrolysis unit for what he had available in his own garage to convert plastic into fuel. This proves that it have something lying around in your garage you can make your own pyrolysis unit and start converting plastic into oil. If you thinking about making your own pyrolysis unit to your plastic waste into oil; it’s always pay to do your own research and willing to take responsibility for your own action and the willingness to learn from your own trials and errors.

7a0f9-pyrolysissetup Here a diagram on the left  to show how converting plastic to oil using pyrolysis works. and show  the Furnace & Reactor, Condenser unit and Liquid product collector. and give example how pyrolysis would be used to plastic into oil. For plastic into fuel firstly plastic have to be convert into oil and secondly the oil have to refined. The oil can be refined into kerosene, gasoline, diesel, and what oil can refined into.

Solution to our plastic pollution is to covert plastic back it’s form it was once was. Pyrolysis is one of the solution which can be with low or high tech. There might be other solution our plastic pollution.

Matthew Conclusion:For me I don’t pick sides; I think independently what I post on Eco Liberty and I why write and post article. I’, glad for what countdown is doing to phase out single use plastic bag and out supermarket in New Zealand and ones in countries across the world. Plastic bag ban only stop more plastic bag going to landfills. It’s won’t solve the plastic pollution because plastic takes a very longtime to breakdown. this video below shows that why plastic can last a very longtime.

The video prove that why banning plastic bag is not solution it may stop more plastic bag going the landfill but there are things that do contain materials plastic like bottles, containers, tanks, toys, etc. they also end up on landfills. There are countries that banned single use plastic bags or there are countries that are planning to ban single use plastic bags, and there are countries not planning to ban single use plastic bag or not anytime soon. either way there are solution to plastic pollution; like converting plastic into fuel or using worms or fungi that do eat plastic. Together we can clean the plastic pollution that is affecting the today environment that is affecting wildlife and our everyday life.

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DIY I’m testing out the A Genius Way to Grow Peppers & Tomatoes in Buckets (Self-Watering)

Source: Eco Liberty
Date: 27 September 2017
Author: Matthew Miller; Blogger and Founder of Eco Liberty

Since I post an article from Eat Local Grown website. Since I post the article on Eco Liberty it has been the most popular article on Eco Liberty. Now testing it out for myself; thing is if your to post blog about idea maybe well put them to practice and see how works out. And here the image below see after working on the project.

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Wanting to know more how I got it all working I will making video about it which will be posted on my Youtube channel “Eco Liberty Channel” also on Minds.com/Mattyu; a profile I setup on Minds and I already getting at least 10 subscribers just after a week of creating a profile on Minds and surpassing my YouTube subscribers. Reason why my channel is not reaching out and Eco Liberty getting less and less maybe because google algorithm is censoring right wings website like mine. many videos on Youtube are being demonetized. Because they will not allow us to have a platform unless we are left wing and going along political correctness. Good thing on Minds at least you can post and share what you want without worrying about political correctness and censorship.
Also I will be adding a cage around my tomatoes once they start getting bigger. I also posted an article from Growing a greener world which you can visit on Eco Liberty

You can visit A Genius way to grow peppers tomatoes in buckets self watering on Eco Liberty

8 Ways To Use Coffee Grounds In Your Garden

Source: Creative Useful Ideas
Date: 19 February 2017

If you are a coffee lover, and a gardener, you have probably looked at those coffee grounds as you throw them out, and think that there must be a way that these grounds can be of use. Here is some good news. Those coffee grounds are excellent for your garden in several ways. They not only aid in growth, but they can add an element of protection as well. If this information has you ready to drink in some more, then keep reading. Continue reading 8 Ways To Use Coffee Grounds In Your Garden

Saving Seeds at Home with Vandana Shiva


My Conclusion: Seed saving is extremity important. Since man discover how to harvest seed from plant and put the ground to grow another plant to produce more. When the idea of farming was invented it reduce the need to forage or hunt to for food and it another step that humans took in history. Growing food was root of civilization and it provided food security. The globalist want to stop us from being able to grow and produce our own food. Here in New Zealand where I live the government try to pass a law to make it illegal to grow and produce your own food. And when I first found about the Food Bill 160-2, I was hyperventilating back in 2011 because knew where Food Bill 160-2 leads and it was part the New World Order agenda. So people we need to learn how harvest seed and store them for the next season to fight the New World Order.

Coconut Oil Uses

Source: Coconut Mama
Date: Unknown
Author: Tiffany Aka Coconut Mama

100+ Coconut Oil Uses – There are many benefits of using coconut oil. It’s known to help boost the immune system, nourish the skin and increase energy. Here are over 100 everyday coconut oil uses.

100+ Coconut Oil Uses

Coconut oil is known for its many uses in the kitchen but did you know you can use it on your skin, around the home, and in the bathroom? There are hundreds of coconut oil uses! I use coconut oil from head to toe in my homemade beauty products and cook with it daily for it’s health benefits. We use coconut oil so much we purchase it by the gallon! Here is a list of over 100 everyday coconut oil uses! Continue reading Coconut Oil Uses

How to Build A Worm Tower

Source: Permaclture News
Date: 2 February 2012

Building a worm tower is a simple, enjoyable, sustainable way to nurture your garden so that it can continue to nurture you.

Earth—the stuff on the ground, not the planet—is essential for life. Anyone who has a garden (or even a house plant!) has seen a microcosm of this in action. Soil isn’t just something we walk on or that plants anchor in. It’s something that nurtures us and every other form of life on the planet in some sense. Plants need rich, fertile, living soil to truly thrive. Continue reading How to Build A Worm Tower

9 Incredible Survival Uses For A Plain Old Tin Can

Source:Off The Grid News
Date: 22 October 2015
Author: Nicholas O

Image source: themagiconions.com

A key component of a good survival plan is to take everyday items and apply them into useful purposes for a disaster scenario. Tin cans are just one of those items.

Tin cans, of course, cannot be resealed after you open and eat the food inside of them, but this does not make them disposable items.

Here are nine good survival uses for them:

1. Storage and organization. Sure, tin cans are used for storing food. But they also can just as easily be used to store other food and items after their initial use. More food, coffee, ammunition, seeds, water — take your pick. You can use a bandana or plastic wrap with rubber bands as a makeshift lid.

2. Cooking pot / stove. The ability to boil water and cook food while on the go in the wilderness should absolutely be on your list of top priorities in a survival situation. After all, drinking water from a natural source that is contaminated or hasn’t been boiled can sometimes be more dangerous than not drinking any water at all. Consider including an empty tin can or two in your survival bag to make hot drinks, to boil water, or to cook food. When using a tin can over the fire, just remember to use a branch or other object to hold the can and prevent burning yourself. Continue reading 9 Incredible Survival Uses For A Plain Old Tin Can