Boycotting BP…

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Boycotting BP branded stations is just a drop in a bucket. It’s more of a statement to me.  I dug down deeper and found a partial list of products that are made with petroleum.  Below are just a few of 6000+ items. One 42 gallon barrel of oil creates about 19.4 gallons of gasoline and the rest is used to make other products.

Solvents Diesel Fuel Motor Oil Bearing Grease
Ink Floor Wax Ballpoint Pens Football Cleats
Upholstery Sweaters Boats Insecticides
Bicycle Tires Sports Car Bodies Nail Polish Fishing Lures
Dresses Tires Golf Bags Perfumes
Cassettes Dishwasher Parts Tool Boxes Shoe Polish
Motorcycle Helmet Caulking Petroleum Jelly Transparent Tape
CD Player Faucet Washers Antiseptics Clothesline
Curtains Food Preservatives Basketballs Soap
Vitamin Capsules Antihistamines Purses Shoes
Dashboards Cortisone Deodorant Footballs
Putty Dyes Panty Hose Refrigerant
Percolators Life Jackets Rubbing Alcohol Linings
Skis TV Cabinets Shag Rugs Electrician’s Tape
Tool Racks Car Battery Cases Epoxy Paint
Mops Slacks Insect Repellent Oil Filters
Umbrellas Yarn Fertilizers Hair Coloring
Roofing Toilet Seats Fishing Rods Dice
Nylon Rope Candles Trash Bags House Paint
Water Pipes Hand Lotion Roller Skates Surf Boards
Shampoo Wheels Paint Rollers Shower Curtains
Guitar Strings Luggage Aspirin Safety Glasses
Antifreeze Football Helmets Awnings Eyeglasses
Clothes Toothbrushes Ice Chests Footballs
Combs CD’s & DVD’s Paint Brushes Detergents
Vaporizers Balloons Sun Glasses Tents
Heart Valves Crayons Parachutes Telephones
Enamel Pillows Dishes Cameras
Anesthetics Artificial Turf Artificial Limbs Bandages
Dentures Model Cars Folding Doors Hair Curlers
Cold Cream Movie Film Soft Contact Lenses Drinking Cups
Fan Belts Car Enamel Shaving Cream Ammonia
Refrigerators Golf Balls Toothpaste Gasoline

…oh, here’s more … novelty candy, asphalt, wax paper, plastic hangers, fake fur, computer diskettes, computers, copiers, magic markers, microfilm, earphones, knitting needles, golf balls, stuffed animals, rubbing alcohol, Pepto-Bismol, lipstick, denture adhesives, egg cartons, freezer bags, teflon pans, formica, linoleum, garden hoses plungers, floor was, plexiglas, spray paint, dog toys flea collars, checkbook covers, shopping bags, credit cards, watch bands….it’s just overwhelming.  It’s in everything.

Would you be able to eliminate products containing petroleum?

Crap! Let me get off of here….I’ll be at this all day.

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~ by bktango on June 4, 2010.

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