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flo's avatar

What should come to mind when we hear "single use items" other than plastic cutlery, plastic bags, and plastic water bottles?

Asked by flo (12378points) 2 weeks ago

Title edted. I know it can be Googled, etc., but what else should immedaitely come to mind when we hear “single use” items?

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rebbel's avatar

(Sanitary) napkins.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Condoms, grenades.

flo's avatar

Single use items that people can live/should try to live without for the environment.

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rebbel's avatar

(Cigarette) (filter tips)
Fossil fuel
Rain poncho’s (the flimsy, see through, plastic ones)

flo's avatar

@rebbel I never thought of that.

stanleybmanly's avatar

6 pack yokes

flo's avatar

@rebbel There was only ”(Cigarette) (filter tips)” when I responded to your last post.

kritiper's avatar

Automotive parts, like distributor caps and rotors.

flo's avatar

@kritiper Feel free to elaborate.

kritiper's avatar

Distributor caps, rotors, dash parts, shift and radio knobs, carbon canister shells, vacuum fittings, senders, wire terminals, valve stem caps, gas and oil caps. ... and many other parts both internal and external.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Nothing. Or paper.

flo's avatar

Here is another site:
“4.Purchase a reusable sandwich bag.”
“5.You can make or purchase beeswax paper instead of Saran Wrap.”
https://globalnews.ca/news/5463546/simple-ways-to-reduce-your-plastic-use/

flo's avatar

@kritiper You mean you can live without all those items? Because that’s what the OP is about. I’m not sure if I made it clear,

kritiper's avatar

If you don’t own a car you can.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Invasive medical devices.

flo's avatar

@kritiper I don’t know if you meant it or not but that means use transit, bicycle, community car share services https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_carsharing_organizations, etc. instead of a car.

flo's avatar

@Lightlyseared But invasive medical devices are needed in (most?) places, aren’t they?

kritiper's avatar

@flo It gets put in the vehicle once and only once. If it fails it gets replaced. One use.

flo's avatar

@kritiper Only if people don’t reuse them, on other cars or other things.

jca2's avatar

Construction debris.

Sagacious's avatar

Disposable diapers, toothpicks, Q-tips, toilet tissue, baby wipes, latex/vinyl gloves, incontinence supplies, feminine products, butane lighters, paper towels, paper and styrofoam cups, and others.

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