Tuesday, August 27, 2013

To Read and to Watch


Movie Time: Watch them on YouTube:

Are You Being Told the Truth About Plastic Bags?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdQUzxp9Mfw 
It is the counter part of Pacific Garbage Patch. It calls out the good-people-in-green-coats that perpetuated myths and misinformation.

From  Tree To Paper. How Paper Is Made:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ3HQ9lBHuA

How Is It Made Plastic Bag:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CfL5xl2N1Q 

How Plastic Bags Get Recycled:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6hzhKmw4EY

Todd Myers' presentation of Eco-Fads at Seattle Rotary Club on 3/7/12:
http://vimeo.com/38131740

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Now, some readings. You should read through the first 4.

By Hoover Institute, Stanford University: Generate ideas for a free society:
AB158 / SB405 Spotlight on CA Statewide Plastic Bag Bans

Todd Myer's article: Are Plastic Grocery Bag Ban Good for The Environment posted by NCPA - National Center Policy Analysis:
http://environmentblog.ncpa.org/are-plastic-grocery-bag-bans-good-for-the-environment/

The Heartland Institute, IL has posted this 2011 study by UK Environment Agency:
Title: Plastic Bag Fears Based on Misquoted Study
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/plastic-bag-fears-based-on-misquoted-study

University Oregon, Chemistry professor David Tyler answers the age-old Question, “paper or plastic?”
http://cascade.uoregon.edu/fall2012/expert/expert-article/

Todd Myers' blog: The Trendy Drive to Ban Plastic Grocery Bags, Does It really Help The Environment? :
http://www.washingtonpolicy.org/library/docLib/eco-fads-introduction.pdf

Article comparing paper bags vs. plastic bags with numbers:
http://www.nashvillewrapscommunity.com/blog/2008/04/paper-bags-versus-plastic-bags-real-numbers/

Article by Reasons.com: Free Minds and Free Markets
Plastic Bags are GOOD for you

True Reusable Bags.com
http://www.truereusablebags.com//paperorplasticbag_facts.asp

By Library of Economic Liberty:
Slaying the Myths of Plastic Bags

Article on Wall Street Journal: Should Cities Ban Plastic Bags? presenting pros and cons from both sides:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444165804578006832478712400.html

Todd Myers' 2011 Book: Eco-Fads: How the Rise of Trendy Environmentalism is Harming the Environment


Bagtheban.com by the coalition of plastic bag companies has many great articles and researches, if you are into more hard data / facts. It can get quite -- detailed. You can get involved and take actions.

The web site, SavethePlasticBag.com no longer exist. It was by Stephen Joseph, the legal counsel of plastic industry, which make him easy to be shot down.
It initially contained many very well written articles, supported by hard facts / actual researches and results, coupled by videos that document the effort. They scientifically refute many of the myths & misrepresentations. Well, the liberals and environmentalists are good at silencing acts.

Read these 2 books:
- The Silencing: how the left is killing free speech by Kirsten Powers
- The Intimidation Game: how the left is silencing free speech by



3 comments:

Sibella Giorello said...

Great information. Thank you for putting it all here in one place. Keep up the fight!

Terry C said...

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2017/S362

On 1/17/17, NY State Senate voted 42 to 18 to preempt bag ban be imposed on major metropolitan. It is heading to the Assembly.

Tell your NY folks and their representative to SUPPORT S362, to PREVENT bag ban and fee.

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NY State Assembly intorduced similar bill A1750, tell your folks about that, too.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A01750&term=2017

Terry C said...

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2017/S362

On 1/17/17, NY State Senate voted 42 to 18 to preempt bag ban be imposed on major metropolitan. It is heading to the Assembly.

Tell your NY folks and their representative to SUPPORT S362, to PREVENT bag ban and fee.

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NY State Assembly intorduced similar bill A1750, tell your folks about that, too.
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A01750&term=2017