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Wasting of the Worlds resources!

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Message 1 - posted by stevoplymouth, Oct 11, 2007

Whilst looking for a moving present for friends I realised just how much of what I would call useless objects were cluttering the shelves and a thought struck me just how much of the worlds resources are going into creating this junk!

If I had my way the production of the following would be outlawed.

1 Wine glass charms
2 Table runners
3 Cocktail junk like umbrellas, swizzle sticks etc
4 Unnecesary beading, embroidery, feathering and trims on all soft furnishing
5 Tea light holders
6 Unnecesary trimming/ beading/ inserts of metal/glass/other woods/plastic on furniture
7 Seasonal paint colours
8 I would in fact like to see a colour ranger of light, mid, dark versions of say 10 colours
9 Dyed, printed and extra fluffy toilet rolls/kitchen rolls
10 Over ornamentation on anything.


What do you think? There would be some exceptions say if these things were proven to be made from recycable and renewable sources etc etc
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Message 2 - posted by HipScarf, Oct 11, 2007

You forgot mobile phone charms and china ornaments.

I agree that most decorative stuff is un-necessary, but it's what makes life pretty. Imagine no jewellery, make up, fabulous shoes, fashion, hair ornaments. No individuality. It would be like Stalinist Russia.

Anyway, man's creativity and desire for decoration can't be eradicated, I'm glad to say.
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Message 3 - posted by stevoplymouth, Oct 11, 2007

I think it would promote creative feeling amongst people because things were 'bland' they would make their own mark on them also if the item is made from a renewable source such as bamboo or plastic bottles
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Message 4 - posted by 800lbGorilla, Oct 11, 2007

But if all us good little consumers rebelled and stopped buying all this un-necessary junk then the great capitalist economy would collapse!
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Message 5 - posted by stevoplymouth, Oct 11, 2007

But if all us good little consumers rebelled and stopped buying all this un-necessary junk then the great capitalist economy would collapse!

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I do all my household bits I buy from charity shops as are my clothes.
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Message 6 - posted by freundlich, Oct 11, 2007

But if all us good little consumers rebelled and stopped buying all this un-necessary junk then the great capitalist economy would collapse!

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We can but dream.....
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Message 7 - posted by stevoplymouth, Oct 11, 2007

If it was made law!
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Message 8 - posted by HipScarf, Oct 11, 2007

Stalinist Russia, I'm tellin' ya.
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Message 9 - posted by stevoplymouth, Oct 11, 2007

Id also enforce renewable energy on the country and s@d the not in back yard lot and those whose only reason against renewable energy is because it looks ugly!
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Message 10 - posted by stevoplymouth, Oct 11, 2007

Stalinist Russia, I'm tellin' ya.

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o yes comrade better believe it
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Message 11 - posted by freundlich, Oct 11, 2007

Id also enforce renewable energy on the country and s@d the not in back yard lot and those whose only reason against renewable energy is because it looks ugly!

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Best summed up in a cartoon I saw in a paper recently. It showed a motorway, three lanes clogged up in both directions with traffic. By the motorway were a few wind turbines. There was a speech bubble coming from one of the cars. The person was saying 'Cor, those wind turbines, aren't they an eyesore!'
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Message 12 - posted by stevoplymouth, Oct 11, 2007

Id also enforce renewable energy on the country and s@d the not in back yard lot and those whose only reason against renewable energy is because it looks ugly!

Best summed up in a cartoon I saw in a paper recently. It showed a motorway, three lanes clogged up in both directions with traffic. By the motorway were a few wind turbines. There was a speech bubble coming from one of the cars. The person was saying 'Cor, those wind turbines, aren't they an eyesore!'

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Lol!
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Message 13 - posted by Lambchop13, Oct 11, 2007

Whilst looking for a moving present for friends I realised just how much of what I would call useless objects were cluttering the shelves and a thought struck me just how much of the worlds resources are going into creating this junk!

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So, get them a gift voucher, then they can buy something they really need and will really use, instead of useless junk cluttering up another cupboard?
Or, ask them what they want.

LC500
Find flowers or a plant the best <ok>
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Message 14 - posted by stevoplymouth, Oct 11, 2007

HMMM plants are not only traditional but ethical too.
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Message 15 - posted by Lambchop13, Oct 11, 2007

Go for it stevoplymouth, <ok>
Just watching a blackbird having a bath in rainwater collected in up-turned garden (<yikes> plastic) table, bringing such joy to me <biggrin>

LC500
Pesky squirrel nicking the nuts again <laugh>
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Message 16 - posted by stevoplymouth, Oct 11, 2007

Go for it stevoplymouth, <ok>
Just watching a blackbird having a bath in rainwater collected in up-turned garden (<yikes> plastic) table, bringing such joy to me <biggrin>

LC500
Pesky squirrel nicking the nuts again <laugh>

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we should get back to the simple pleasures in life!
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