Every firework that whistles has a plastic tube. Some of these have hundreds per package. Here is a video of 48 packages set off at once: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjZ_OObed-c That's 14,400 plastic tubes spread all over the place.
My neighbor is a real jerk so trying to reason with him is pointless.
What galls me is if I were to throw a few buckets of plastic tubes all over my neighborhood, I'd probably get arrested. But if you shoot them up in the air, you're fulfilling you patriotic duty.
I am seriously thinking about writing my congresspersons about this. We have all kinds of anti-littering laws, but it's just dandy to carpet bomb the neighborhood with plastic tubes?
Location: Currently in Lake Stevens, WA. Home in Spokane
posted 8 years ago
I have found that writing to congressmen is a waste of a stamp. Maybe 1% of elected officials will even read incoming mail. They usually have a staffer read all incoming mail, who then responds with a generic form letter thanking you for your input. About the only thing accomplished, is you have now been put on his/her mailing list.
posted 8 years ago
I just get teh lawn mower out and run over them a few times. Sunday AM on my retunr from work I saw a 2" rocket hull in the road just up the street.
I was thinking Damn, if that thing hit the house or a person they'd be one hurting unit.
Not sure how a lawn mower is any solution to plastic tubes???
Adunca I hear ya and it's more than the plastic tubes that pollute - there's apparently heavy metals used for coloring and water pollution issues with fireworks.
I often feel the same way about junk mail and "free" editions of newspapers. Would it not be sensible to make junk mail a thing of the past? They don't even have the pretty colors of fireworks. I keep getting "free" issues of the localnewspaper and recently somehow we got a "complementary" subscription for no reason. Seeing as none of us ordered it and don't go out every morning to fetch them within no time there was already a prodigious amount of newspapers complete with plastic sleeves and rubber bands. Making a stack of them I can envision a big chunk of a tree maybe older than me that the paper came from and for just one household. And of course there's no way to opt out.