I already searched the forum and found an older debate topic concerning the carbon footprint of the hobby in terms of the shipping (shipping from Asia to America or Europe), but not one concerning the dolls themselves. From my somewhat limited understanding of plastic in general, it isn't very good for the environment. Not only are toxic by-products produced when they're made, they're also often produced when the plastics are recycled. Now, the chances of a doll being recycled is pretty slim (over our dead bodies), but do you think the resin could be harmful to the environment? Obviously, dolls are intended to last a long time, as we want to enjoy them for as long as possible, but there is always the possibility that a doll could find its way to a landfill (goodness forbid). Aside from the obvious emotional reasons for objecting, do you have any opinion on why this could be very bad? What are your opinions? I'm not a hyper environmentalist myself (I intend to be when I earn enough money to do so, but right now I simply can't afford it), but I think a lot about environmental issues and especially the prevalence of plastic in the modern world. Please share your opinions.