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Old 07-26-2013, 01:25 PM
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This is like having half a broken beer bottle sticking out of your eye, but being worried about the tiny splinter in your finger tip.
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:26 PM
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Contact this guy, I'm sure he'll help spread the word for you:

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Old 07-26-2013, 01:31 PM
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I'm killing the planet by disc golfing? Guess I'll start cutting myself again.
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:31 PM
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I'm gonna guess that bottled water is a greater planetary scourge than nicked discs.
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:36 PM
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Yea this is a joke. Thousands of people chunking discs against trees doesn't add up to trash on the course? And yes, tire rubber is also pollution, too. I guess I care enough to say something about it.
You should care about something more significant, perhaps the Pacific Plastic Gyre. You're talking about something that you can't even see. If you're that worried about it, recycle all your plastic discs and throw Flywood...

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Old 07-26-2013, 01:37 PM
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Actually, the disc pollutes the environment far more before it touches your hand, then even burying an entire disc into the ground. Consider what is needed for creating the discs. Creating/extracting the materials, creation of the molding machine, running the equipment, transporting the plastic. Now, consider what is needed for all of that stuff, energy and water. You would be amazed a just how much water and energy it takes to create even something as small as a disc. Every step in the process uses energy and water, and every step in the process leaves behind pollutants. I read an article in school about just how much energy and water it took for basic everyday goods like water bottles or even brushing your teeth. You never think about the coal burned for the electricity used in the creation and manufacturing of every day life, but it is staggering.

Google 'pollution of molding plastics' and you'll find all sorts of information about the 'cradle to the grave' energy uses and pollution that you would never even consider without thinking about it.

Though to be realistic, driving to the course is probably far worse for the environment than throwing a few discs. That's not even considering how much energy and pollution it takes to make your clothes, create/fix your food, or even manufacture the bed you sleep on at night.

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Old 07-26-2013, 01:38 PM
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:39 PM
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If this is something the OP has seriously thought about, I think it's time to worry about something else.

Considering where and how this takes place will have little or no impact at all..

The bigger concern should be the amount of ciggy buts, beer cans, plastic bags and general all around trash that is left on a course..

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Old 07-26-2013, 01:42 PM
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You should care about something more significant, perhaps the Pacific Plastic Gyre. You're talking about something that you can't even see. If you're that worried about it, recycle all your plastic discs and throw Flywood...

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