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Why do so many people seem to not care about the planet?!

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Charleneeeeeeeee Sun 02-Sep-18 01:40:24

Everytime I see something on here about polyester clothes (and there is a lot on here about clothes) it's all about "ooh, I don't like the way it hangs" or "it makes me sweaty",....goodness it makes ME cry! Never mind how it hangs, it destroys the bloomin' planet! Why is this such a secondary (if not much, much lower) concern on people's lists - I thought this was a web-site for Mums.... of children... do you want them to have a habitable planet or not? To name one tiny, tiny issue with polyester fibres: the problem that EVERY time you wash the garment the fibres end up in the sea - then in the fish - then in us if we eat the fish - causing cancer in us as well as many other health issues. Just one small issue with one small product in one small area. I feel like I spend so many hours in a week explaining things to people which just seem so obvious if they opened their eyes a little and I'm certainly no eco-warrior. Can we not please lave a decent planet for the kids, please?

Aintnothingbutaheartache Sun 02-Sep-18 01:56:27

Do you have many dinner parties?

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 02-Sep-18 02:00:32

It's like bailing the Titanic with a teaspoon. We're going down, might as well listen to the band play.

malificent7 Mon 01-Oct-18 08:42:00

I think people feel powerless. I agree ok that people don't seem to care...which is largely why we are all in this mess.

malificent7 Mon 01-Oct-18 08:45:48

Cotton and other products destroy the planet too op. Trouble is humans ARE destructive. It's in our nature.

elQuintoConyo Mon 01-Oct-18 08:48:20

No, it isn't a website 'for mums with children' it is a parenting forum with topics that anyone with a brain and eyes can join in on.

Fwiw i have never in real life or on any forum experienced people complain about polyester clothes re their environmental impact. The environmental impact of cotton is pretty shit, too.

But then i shop in charity shops and Ebay, so am Smuggy McSmugpants in this argument.

I actually think i there is more plastic on my Ikea furniture than anywhere else in my house! Well, actually, DS has a metric fuckton of Lego and Playmobil...

DickFromFinance Sun 30-Dec-18 19:37:37

You don't also happen to believe the earth is flat and refuse to vaccinate your kids do you?

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