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November 27, 2020

Today is what is known as “Black Friday” here in the United States. This is one of the busiest days of the year when it comes to consumer spending and the origin story can be read about here. Black Friday typically means the start of the holiday shopping season. I believe the motives behind people spending money around this time are for the most part good. People are buying gifts for others. There is a sense of doing good for other people. People donate money to charities or work in soup kitchens. We give thanks to what we have and try to do what we can to make things better for others. I think this is our chance to think about the greater good of our society and try to initiate thinking about how we might tackle our plastic problem. …

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