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Climate organization to hold plastic protest in Mountain View

Original post made on Jul 25, 2022

Local grassroots organization 350 Silicon Valley is planning a protest in Mountain View on July 23, calling on Trader Joe's to reduce its single-use plastic packaging.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, July 22, 2022, 1:44 PM

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Posted by David T
a resident of Whisman Station
on Jul 25, 2022 at 1:09 pm

David T is a registered user.

Plastic is a problem, and it is unimportant compared to the suffering and death that climate change will cause and will get worse the more we delay. This one topic is more important than *anything* else, including anything SCOTUS does or does not do or even the fragility of US democracy.

Plastic production is responsible for about 4.5% of annual CO2 production according to a 2015 study, but half of that is from the energy used to produce it.

Focusing on electrical generation and lowering personal energy consumption is more important than reducing plastic usage specifically. This is like worrying about maximizing savings account interest while carrying a large credit card debt.

I am surprised 350 lets their message be diluted this way.

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