You’re right, it is

It is a sight as common as fans sipping Pimm’s at Wimbledon; players take a freshly strung racket from their bag and remove the plastic from it, before giving it to a ball-boy or girl to dispose of. But if South Africa’s Kevin Anderson has his way, it is a sight that may not be seen for much longer.

At a time when the image of plastic in the oceans is becoming a global issue, removing the plastic wrappers from rackets might seem like a small step.

Making the electrons move to publish this has done more damage to the environment than anything anyone does to plastic racket covers at Wimbledon will save. Yes, even if they were to specifically and deliberately use each and every plastic racket cover to choke a whale.

Jeez, when will people start to gain a sense of proportion about this?

8 comments on “You’re right, it is

  1. Making the electrons move to publish this has done more damage to the environment

    Jeez, when will people start to gain a sense of proportion about this?

  2. West decides recycling plastic is good (it isn’t).

    People separate and save their plastic in special bin. The bins are picked up and taken to a recycling (sic) center.

    The gathered plastic is useless. So it is loaded up on ships and sent to Asia. Where it is burned or buried. Much gets away in the process, and winds up in the oceans.

    Plastic in the ocean is the result of recycling plastic.

    Solution: stop recycling plastic.

    Leftard solution: stop using plastic.

    Guardian rightthink: rail on the mundane, like
    removing the plastic from a tennis racket. The grand spectacle of Wimbledon ruined by a plastic cover on a racket.

  3. What about all them millions of decks of cards wrapped in plastic.

    One o’them Texas Holdout tournaments could easily choke an entire pod of whales.

    I’ll see your pod of whales and raise you enough dolphins to fill 10000 tins of tuna.

  4. There isn’t an elephant in the room – because it’s a dragon. 90% of plastic arriving in the oceans comes from 10 rivers, 6 of which flow through China for all or part of their length.
    BUT the left-wing media will never, never mention that China is responsible for more pollution than the rest of the world put together. All the noise about Donald Duck cutting back on pollution controls in the USA ignores how trivial his impact on the environment is compared to Xi Jing Ping.

  5. “Jeez, when will people start to gain a sense of proportion about this?”

    Since when did leftoid eco-freaks have a sense of proportion about anything?

  6. @Gamecock, July 7, 2018 at 11:04 am

    +1

    …Our planet is replete with danger and toxicity is all around us. Natural selection ensures adaptable species learn and survive. The Attenboroughs of this world, who should know better, don’t show viewers that side of the story.

    And in the real world there are applied scientists (not those who preach climatism) that tell a more hopeful story. Not all plastics are toxic. Medical doctors and surgeons use plastics for breast implants, limb replacements, etc. The new technology of 3-D printing promises no limits to what plastics can do…

    https://principia-scientific.org/bbcs-david-attenborough-misleads-viewers-about-toxic-plastic/

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