SEARCH BLOG: OIL
Since the Democrat controlled Senate is determined to push through legislation designed to reduce petroleum usage in automobiles [see previous post], it seems fair that other ubiquitous petroleum-based products should be curtailed.
So how about a ban on all petroleum-based fibers? We can all go back to cotton and wool or straw or grass. All renewable resources.
Not everyone drives a car, but I'll bet virtually everyone has some petroleum-based clothing. Why does Nancy ignore that? Save the world; wear a cow!
Petroleum-based clothing? Absolutely. With a few notable exceptions such as rayon, most synthetic fibers come from petrochemicals. Polyester and nylon fibers trace their origins back to the oil field. Athletic shoes can contain several petrochemical polymers in their soles and uppers: butadiene, polyurethane, polyethylene, and nylon, to name a few. Even buttons and zippers are made from hard polyester plastics. Many fabric dyes and fabric finishing products are petrochemicals too.
Petrochemical products are easy to find around the house. Plastic switchplate covers and the plastic insulation on electrical wiring are two obvious examples. But did you know that the acrylic latex and many of the solvents in house paint are made from petrochemicals? The polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe under the kitchen sink is a petrochemical too, as are the fibers in the carpet and the foam rubber cushions in the living room furniture.