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Environmental Costs

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{Nature_and_Environment.87.8}: Rich Mason {richpix} Fri, 20 Apr 2007 17:35:44 CDT (16 lines)
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I believe this may be an example of externality--it's a copy of an e-
mail I just sent to Mother Earth News referencing a promotional
product they're using for Earth Day:

<i>Dear Mother Earth,

How does a plastic earthball help the planet?  Plastic is one of the
largest problems facing the environment--it's made from coal or oil
derivatives and decomposes slowly.  It also clogs landfills and ends
up accidentally in waterways.

Where are these earthballs made?  I'm guessing overseas, probably
China.  How is the pollution generated in the manufacturing and
shipping of these balls earth-friendly?

Shame on you.</i>

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