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These Should be Banned

Posted by J1 
J1
These Should be Banned
October 28, 2017 09:44PM
Sometimes there are items for sale that are so useless for purpose, so cheap and nasty, so environmentally wasteful, so morally and ethically corrupt, there needs to be a law against their manufacture.

Name them here.

Plastic fly swats that small pieces break off every time you use them.
Re: These Should be Banned
October 29, 2017 04:25PM
Kids toys from the $2 shop that break in the first minute you use them!

$2.00 shop band aids - they DONT STICK!

Moisturiser that makes your skin feel tight!

Bath caddys that rust!

Oh the struggle is REAL

Vanessa
Re: These Should be Banned
October 30, 2017 04:56PM
While our family still use them (for now) I have been reading lately about the environmental impact of plastic toothbrushes as apparently the plastic is so strong that they just don't break down and create long term waste problems.

I also find excess packaging at shops quite horrifying.

Agree re $2 shop kids toys that are a 1 minute wonder.
Re: These Should be Banned
November 01, 2017 04:49AM
Plastic dishwashing brushes with bristles that matt (and sometimes fall out) after a couple of months use - a great wadge of plastic that can't be recycled. But all credit to the supermarkets that are now recycling soft plastics! I agree that excess packaging is a huge environmental issue, but this recycling initiative will hopefully keep it front of mind for more people.
Re: These Should be Banned
November 04, 2017 11:08PM
K Mart cheap shoes that dont last - my kids chew through them in a matter of weeks!!!!
Imagine how many per year we would go through.

My oldest has a pair of $80 Vans, much better quality so we will get max 6 months out of them - BOYS!!!!

Vanessa
Re: These Should be Banned
November 09, 2017 10:35PM
K-Mart and Wal-Mart.
Re: These Should be Banned
November 09, 2017 11:02PM
I loved WalMart when we were in Cali last month.... for the photo opportunities tongue sticking out smiley
Re: These Should be Banned
November 09, 2017 11:48PM
Irene Field Wrote:
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> I loved WalMart when we were in Cali last
> month.... for the photo opportunities tongue sticking out smiley
I agree on the photo opps. [www.youtube.com]
Re: These Should be Banned
November 10, 2017 12:16AM
Re: These Should be Banned
November 10, 2017 06:28AM
Laurel Farmers Market Wrote:
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> Irene Field Wrote:
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> > I loved WalMart when we were in Cali last
> > month.... for the photo opportunities tongue sticking out smiley
> I agree on the photo opps.
> [www.youtube.com]


Irene, is that for real? I can't believe those photos.
Re: These Should be Banned
November 10, 2017 05:00PM
Chris Wrote:
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> Laurel Farmers Market Wrote:
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> > Irene Field Wrote:
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> > > I loved WalMart when we were in Cali last
> > > month.... for the photo opportunities tongue sticking out smiley
> > I agree on the photo opps.
> > [www.youtube.com]
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> Chris, the Cali one wasn't too bad but I still raised my eyebrows a few times. Once you get into middle USA the Walmarts can be like this
> Irene, is that for real? I can't believe those
> photos.
Re: These Should be Banned
November 11, 2017 05:21PM
Stickers on apples!! drive me nuts - Sometimes their are more than 1 sticker on each apple. I'm not sure if they are bad for the environment but they are so unneccesary.

Halloween and Christmas decorations that you put away for the next year - then you cant remember where you put them so you buy more - I know thats really my fault!

Milk Bottle seals
Kids drink bottles
Vegetables packaged in meat trays with cling film
Re: These Should be Banned
November 11, 2017 06:54PM
Ingrid, I can only agree with your last two items. The other two serve a useful purpose. Personally, I like to know where my fruit comes from, and milk bottle seals protect us from 'unauthorised access' to our bottle of milk by those who would think nothing of opening a bottle of milk and taking a swig, or worse, adding something foreign. However, I bet nobody ever checks to make sure the seal is intact before purchasing and taking the milk home!

Did you know it's really easy to remove the seal on milk bottle tops by lifting the tab and pulling it sideways across the top of the bottle rather than from front to back?
Re: These Should be Banned
November 17, 2017 03:48AM
Gosh Lorna I never realised that was the purpose of the milk bottle seals. I thought some fancy person designed them and sold them as a keep the milk fresh for longer idea.

At the school I work at, a guy came in to talk to the students about the state of the waters around NZ. He was a keen Kayaker and would see lots of rubbish around and felt compelled to do something about it. I think he now has 6 boats that clean the waters around NZ. He said things like parking tickets were a problem as they fly off car windows and all end up in the ocean.
Re: These Should be Banned
November 23, 2017 01:34AM
Some years ago when milk was delivered to the door we opened one put onto cereal only to find it tasted quite minty, no one could understand this until we looked closer & there at the bottom was a large green piece of partly chewed chewing gum. No one was impressed cereal bowls were binned & the culprit was never caught, some kid walking along the road no doubt.
Re: These Should be Banned
November 24, 2017 02:32AM
As I walk through our local supermarkets and see the stacks of rubbishy Christmas 'goodies' already on sale my heart sinks. OK, maybe they shouldn't be banned, but talk about conspicuous over-consumption of what is essentially junk food - not to mention the sea of plastic wrappings and tinselly decorations that will end up in our landfill!
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