UN signals 'end' of throwaway plastichttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42252233
A few seabirds dying in plastic bags does not the end of the world make. Plastics DO break down in the environment, just not fast enough for Western sensibilities.
We could have made more biodegradable ones by now, at modest cost, if they had directed more resources to real chemists. Instead, government and the UN shovels money towards global-warming alarmists who make nothing of value. Ever.
"UN signals 'end' of throwaway plastic"
Oh yeah? And what is the UN going to replace it with, paper?
Also, wood and rock and sand etc all produce indigestible small particles, and have done so for billions of years. But the world still keeps turning, and will do long after UN bureaucrats and extreme environmentalists have gone the way of the dinosaurs. Complaining stupidity for the sake of it
UN spending 10 minutes not attacking Israel, that makes a change.
Those who want plastic packaging to be banned can you tell us exactly what you want used instead?
Glass returnable bottles/jars? No, far too expensive, far too heavy to transport, far too energy intensive to make and transport.
Paper? Unhygienic and too expensive plus you would not like all the forests cut down for the paper. Or are we all going to live in Teepee's eating lentils in a commune.
Science has gone into reverse.
Progress used to be about using scientific knowledge to solve problems.
Clever ways to dispose of things, re-cycle things, AI automation to remove plastic from sea, etc
But now. No.
Apparently we have to not drive anywhere, not consume anything, not throw anything away, not even breathe.
This isn't progress.
Being widely travelled in my opinion Asian, African, & Indian countries are the worst offenders, all rubbish goes anywhere but the bin.
Where I live in the uk we are lucky I can recycle everything, glass, metal, orange juice containers, plastic, cardboard, it all goes to the recycling centre, it's sorted from there. I sometimes do not put out my grey bin for a month.
The UN is telling us what to do! Brexitears here is your que to start screaming about sovereignty and demand that we leave the UN because it's not what we signed up to in 1948:-) how dare those unelected foreigners tell us what to do with our plastic!!
Space junk,sea junk - it's all the Chinese at fault.
We must do our bit but this one of those situations where the big bad evil West will take all the blame and be made to foot all the bill when actually we are powerless to alter the behaviour of populations of developing countries and their institutionally corrupt leaders that will most likely pocket our money for themselves.
How ironic that all the worst parts of the bible are coming true, and it's mainly due to corporate interests who have never read one!
Gender dysmorphia is celebrated and encouraged, Trumps doing his best to start a war between East and West, Obese people are getting benefits whilst children starve around the world and now this!
I think it's time people "up high" took responsibility!
All Mass consumerism needs a Mirage effect so it would stand to 'reason' if promoting humanity (mainly consumers/borrowers) as The Arts,then almost wholesale, promote a dual switch on/off Jarring/scaring of people then resort to a pampering sycophancy, to then counter act that, then rest of the media that does the same has the same confusion objectives?
Good or Bad? Comedy makes us care less
All the 15 top polluting nations are from Asia & Africa, funny, there was a BBC article a little while back stating 'pollution' was a white western phenomena and therefore 'racist', but then most BBC articles are disparaging to the white Christian West in some way!