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#crisis #payments #balance #systems #capitalism #capacity
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#coronavirus #spread
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#COVID19Cases #research #protests
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@GreenSpotCbus @ByBethBurger @MayorGinther @RumpkeNews @SWACOGreen @frontlinepbs 💯 agree! Here’s what’s in our home office... and we buy personal paper products w @FSC_IC logos as well. As #plastic manufacturering ramps up in #Ohio, we all need a closer look at the cradle-to-cradle production-disposal-reuse of plastics, #microplastics, other #pollution too.
@GreenSpotCbus @ByBethBurger @MayorGinther @RumpkeNews @SWACOGreen @frontlinepbs @FSC_IC In 2013, ~17% into @swaco #landfill was plastic. ~30% was ‘fibers’ aka paper/cardboard. We are > US avr #recycling rates but still have room to improve. Agree we need to encourage & incentivize ♻️ & refuse single-use plastic! Thanks @KrogerNews for phasing out #plastic bags! 🙌
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#NewYearChallenge I am on the last day on not-buying-anything-I-don't-need-year and thought I'd share in case it inspires you to do the same

Two weeks before Christmas last year I watched a #DavidAttenborough show, #BluePlanet and it inspired me to take massive action

I watched the plastic floating in the oceans and wondered, with shame, how much was mine :/

I decided to do a year of not consuming.

My only rule was "not to buy anything I didn't need". This meant I could buy food, drink and basic toiletries etc.
(I included mascara and moisturiser on my basic lists, I'm not a monster).

I didn't buy; clothes, shoes, presents, other makeup, hair products, jewellery, bags, decorations, anything disposable, plants, flowers, house items etc.
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@godless_mom In 2013 & 2014, more than 100 shipping containers were delivered to the Philippines from Canada. Though they were marked as recyclable materials, they contained some 2,500 tons of household waste, including plastic bottles and used adult diapers.…
@godless_mom Less than 10% of plastic used in Canada gets recycled.
Canada has delayed implementation [of plastic bans] until 2021 to allow time for a “science-based” decision on exactly which plastics “are harmful to the environment and human health”…
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De komende dagen hoor je ongetwijfeld vanalles over #Ineos en #plastic. Zijn we er voor of tegen? Goeie vraag!

Een betere vraag wellicht: maakt de zware industrie zich klaar voor #klimaat neutraliteit?

Daarom: een schets van de context en uitdagingen in deze uitgebreide draad
Waarvoor dient de Europese #plastic productie?

Voor windmolens en auto's, zegt men vaak. Klopt, maar meeste plastics (40%) zijn (wegwerp)verpakkingen. Zij veroorzaken 60% van alle plastic afval.

Dat kunnen we flink reduceren, met minder zwerfvuil en andere overlast tot gevolg.
Welke #plastics zijn het dominantst in Europa?

In deze vereenvoudigde grafiek zien we duidelijk dat vijf types (PE, PP, (E)PS, PVC en PET) de dienst uitmaken.

Let op dat Ineos, Borealis (en andere bedrijven in A'pen) zich richten op nieuwe bijkomende productie van PE en PP.
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Our consumption model is hurting our environment, our physical and mental health. We’re over-using natural resources, exposing children to toxic chemicals in our everyday products, and creating too much waste. This is unsustainable. Thread👇
Humanity lives at credit and consumes resources equal to that of 1.7 planets a year, vs 1.4 a decade ago and 0.8 in 1963. If population and consumption trends continue, this figure will rise to 2 planets by 2030.
#sustainabilitymatters #earth
The problem is about quantity, quality, and behaviors. We produce too much useless and disposable stuff, using enormous resources, cheap materials and labor, that we often barely use and quickly throw away.…
#zerowaste #circulareconomy
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