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As we head into spring, it's important to remember what matters the most this day in age. Pollution is becoming a huge problem on our disc golf courses. Rest assured that the disc manufacturers are doing all they can to support the environment. If you lose a disc and no one finds it, it could take thousands of years for it to decompose in the woods or in the bottom of a pond. Lost discs are creating nearly as much pollution as disc golfers not picking up their trash.

From now on, disc manufacturers will be required to create discs made from plastic that will start to biodegrade in only 10 years. Our discs will no longer be able to be kept as collectibles. Only the discs we already have will hold up for more than 10 years. Look this information up for yourself...it's important that you be educated. Some say this will change our sport forever.

Tags: biodegrade, decompose, disc, material, plastic, pollution

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Maybe not a entirely bad thing. Like all biodegradables, if a disc is bought to covet,rather than throw, it can be stored in a manner that will keep it cherry indefinately. I totally hear you...mandates suck, especially when you consider hamstringing a fledgling sport with unreasonable environmental constraints, but the evvironment is a sharp focus on most peoples mind and they want to fix it by any means. Especially if its by"those plastic chucking, pot smoking" disc golfers. The sport has a wretched reputation...until people try it. Should be interesting...good discusion.
thats BS, I wanna be able to find a disc from 20 yrs ago'
There is no way this will actually be true. Companies can use whatever plastic they want!
dosent everyone remember what day it is ??? hello April 1st !!
I read an article about this the other day. They will still be able to make discs from the materials they are using now. However, in an attempt to "go green" each disc manufacturer must start creating a run of discs made of a blend of materials described as "a grippy, plastic-like, fully biodegradable, poly resin"...whatever that means.
I hear what you guys are saying but does anyone one actively throw a disc more than maybe two seasons? Its not like the types of plastic your talking about will spontaniousl coumbust is it? Im not beeing a smart !@# but what is this plastic like???
just like hitting bio- degradable golf balls off the deck of a diesel exhaust spewing cruise ship
Thats funny dude!

dan (not dave) mccormick said:
just like hitting bio- degradable golf balls off the deck of a diesel exhaust spewing cruise ship
could you let us know where you found this article so we can "be educated"?
I hope this is a April Fools...
Scot, I'm glad you like the idea...maybe we're onto something. Some of you had it figured out right away...in fact there was a clue. Go back and read the first letter of each sentence in the original post. Here are the first words from each sentence:

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We were doing that all day at the course yesterday. "Hey, your putt rolled away". Just kidding, April fools. haha.
"Hey, did you guys see a blue disc come flying by here? "Yeah, it's right over there." haha, just kiding, April fools. It was hilarious.

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