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Common everyday things that shouldn't been made


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In our lives many things we are used to using "possibly" shouldn't have been made due to long term problems>

IMHO plastic bottles are something that could have done without and the world would be a better place if they were invented. 

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It's another case of the law of unintended consequences. I'm sure the people who invented the plastic bottle never thought it was gonna grow to the scale it has. That's why I think we must change technologies from time to time. My rule of thumb is: Never do the same thing for 200'000 years. Neanderthals could afford it. We can't. :D 

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In a similar vein, a host of organohalogens such as perfluorinated compounds, are not really biodegradable and have been seen to accumulate in humans and wildlife all over the world (including the arctic).  

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