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Mountain of bottles exposing Egypt’s recycling shame: Discarded plastic bottles swamp recycling center near UN summit Discarded bottles almost swamp the recycling centre near Sharm El Sheikh Egypt is ‘awash’ with plastic which blights towns and beaches across the country Some of the bottles feature the label of Coca-Cola, which is sponsoring Cop27    ==================== It’s the other side of COP27 which Rishi Sunak and his fellow global leaders are unlikely to […]

Trump Has A Suggestion For Greta Thunberg: ‘Greta has to start working on those other countries’ responsible for ocean ‘garbage flows’ President Donald Trump gave teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg a suggestion during a news conference Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland. “We have a beautiful ocean called the Pacific Ocean, where thousands and thousands of tons of garbage flows toward us, and that’s put there by other countries,” Trump said. “So I think Greta has to […]

Need another reason to drink beer? Now that six-pack saves oceans – ‘New packaging is made out of barley & wheat that can actually be eaten by fish, turtles’ By Adam Houser |June 12th, 2019|Environment|2 Comments We’ve all seen those awful pictures of seagulls, turtles, and fish caught in the plastic rings that package beer and soda. But now several beer manufacturers are looking to biodegradable six-pack rings to prevent such gruesome wildlife deaths. Pioneered by Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach, Florida, the […]

Lomborg: Banning plastic bags won’t save our planet – Reusable shopping bag has to be used 20,000 times to have less damage than a plastic bag Bjorn Lomborg is president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center. Last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a plan to reduce plastic pollution, which will include a ban on single-use plastics as early as 2021. This is laudable: plastics clog drains and cause floods, litter nature and kill animals and birds. Of course, plastic also […]

Brace Yourself: EU faces “Massive Flood Of Plastic Waste” After UN Export Restrictions

Brace Yourself: EU faces “Massive Flood Of Plastic Waste” After UN Export Restrictions Finnish public health expert stresses the need for increased incineration capacity to prevent a disaster Dr. Mikko Paunio of the University of Helsinki has warned that the UN’s decision to regulate waste plastic as hazardous and restrict exports will unleash a […]

Plastic over concern prompts ‘Single-use’ to be the 2018 Word of the Year (2017 Word of the Year was ‘fake news’) By Madeleine Cuff Collins Dictionary names ‘single-use’ the 2018 Word of the Year in recognition of spike in public concern over plastic pollution The term ‘single-use’ has been crowned the 2018 Word of the Year by the Collins Dictionary, following the stunning rise in public concern over the environmental impact of throwaway plastics over the last […]

UK warns plastic becoming too expensive to recycle – ‘Homeowners’ efforts to sort through their waste may be futile’ Plastic becoming too expensive to recycle, councils say, as giant waste mountain is discovered By Katie Morley & Yohannes Lowe 20 OCTOBER 2018 • 12:01AM Plastic is becoming too expensive to recycle, councils across Britain will warn on Saturday, raising fears that homeowners’ efforts to sort through their waste may be futile. The warning by […]

Stossel: False claim of ‘500 million straws used daily’ came from a 10-year-old’s elementary school project – But media uncritically repeats

Excerpts: Stossel: “Paper products take more energy and effort to produce. And paper doesn’t degrade in a landfill, either. Everything (in landfills) is essentially mummified.” Taking away freedom for nothing in return is now a specialty of the environmental movement. Banning straws isn’t going to do anything for the environment. So what they’re trying to […]