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We import 30 kilo's of Chinese plastic per child per year.

(4 Posts)
Callisto Tue 25-Sep-07 08:08:31

The story is here: www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/09/24/ntoys124.xml.

I find this sooo depressing, not only is it fuelling China's economic supremacy and therefore exacerbating the human rights and environmental issues associated with it, it is also contributing to our own environmental problems and the continued demise of our own manufacturing base.

I know that no one really cares, I just wanted to point it out (yet again). sad

Callisto Tue 25-Sep-07 08:11:17

Also, my dd (2.6) doesn't own in total 30 kilos of plastic toys and presumably I'm not the only mother in Britain who doesn't buy every piece of plastic shite that catches her eye, so this means that there are children who have more than 30 kilos of plastic bought for them every year.

southeastastra Tue 25-Sep-07 08:13:50

hmm <looks around at tons of dr who/star wars plastic>

Upwind Tue 25-Sep-07 08:26:14

Not so much the parents but grandparents, aunts and uncles buy bulky plastic junk. I think they feel the bigger the toy, the bigger the impact...

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