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Current research on microplastics is the stuff of nightmares-

They’re dangerous, they’re spread through our food, they're in the air... they’re everywhere

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#health #ClimateCrisis #PlasticPollution #food
Much of the research is trapped behind paywalls, and only reported on in a limited, fragmented pattern

-like so much else when large corporations cause environmental damage and impose widespread health impacts on the public

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#health #ClimateCrisis #PlasticPollution #food
The growing risks of microplastics are a direct function of an ongoing push by the same sociopathic corporations that are driving the climate crisis

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#health #ClimateCrisis #PlasticPollution #food
cnbc.com/2022/01/29/how…
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These are our 5 takeaways from the #IPCC report on #mitigation, looking at what it means for the #waste sector. Spoiler: we need to cut emissions as fast and furious as we can, and reducing #waste, #plastic and being more materials efficient can help lots
no-burn.org/ipcc-takeaways…
As the report points out, the #waste sector remains the largest contributor to urban emissions after the energy sector, even in low-carbon #cities. Urban areas themselves represent the lion’s share of global emissions, and it's increasing: from 60% in 2000 to 67% in 2015.
So, the @IPCC_CH #ClimateReport recognises that cities can significantly reduce emissions, but this requires systemic transformation: #circulareconomy, #inclusion, #equity, innovative technologies can make a huge contribution towards low carbon urban devel'mnt

The 5 takeaways
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And we're live - our ZW Live! #webinar "Should the #EU ban all exports of its #waste?" is now in full swing!

Watch it live on our Youtube channel if you couldn't register via Zoom:

@PierreCondamine @msaraswati @FokusNexus3 @Europarl_EN @EU_ENV @RethinkPlastic @brkfreeplastic @CLEAR_Lab_ All systems produce #waste - but how can we "waste well"?

Even with proximity principles in place, waste get side to the populations with the lowest incomes and from whose the biggest efforts are required - food for thought from our speaker @MaxLiboiron.

#WasteTrade #webinar
“Waste exports means creating further impacts on 'sacrifice zones' and communities which are already vulnerable; it is a presumed entitlement.” – @MaxLiboiron
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The #GlobalMethanePledge is being launched now at COP26. Result of a massive diplomatic effort by the #EU and the #US, the pledge has now joined over 80 signatories, covering over 2/3 of the global GDP and about 46% of the global #methane emissions. 1/8 unfccc-cop26.streamworld.de/webcast/high-l…
The signatories pledge to cut 30% of global CH4 emissions by 2030, targeting all major emitting sectors #agriculture, #waste, #energy. This is a major step forward & the first time CH4 made it to the top of Global Leaders' priorities list. Many more steps needed looking ahead 2/8
The pledge covers emissions that can be reduced via targeted measures - a lot, but not enough to keep CH4 emissions aligned with 1.5C goal. another 10-15% of reductions must take place via indirect measures incl. #energyefficiency and changes in energy consumption patterns 3/8
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It's rare that an academic paper, particularly in STEM, contains florid and philosophical language. The way this author discusses the history of waste though is beautiful. A thread: #academicwriting #stem #waste #history #AcademicChatter #writing pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20817263/
"It is incredible how much history is found at the end of a sewage
system"
"There is no more reliable source of customs and behaviour of a society than its waste products and this fact is beyond the perception of the civilization. A sociological analysis that is more truthful than the analysis of a wastewater does not exist."
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Generally speaking #infrastructure is defined as the basic #physical systems of any #business, #region, or that of any #nation... including #transportation systems, #communication #networks, #sewage, #water supply & #electrical #grid systems. #BuildBackBetter #logistics #stimulus
Various types of #infrastructure #construction based projects typically drive the bulk of conversations amongst those of us vested in the arduous process of "progress" moving forward.
#Highway improvement, #street & #road maintenance & #bridge building commonly take center stage.
Mass #transit, #airport & #airways, #municipal #WaterSupply, #waste management along with waste #Water #management,
#power generation & #transmission, #HazardousWaste removal & #storage ALL must be considered while addressing basic underlying societal frameworks. #sustainability
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"So, when we look at that $100 trillion opportunity [], #biotech is pervasive... it’s everywhere & growing. Few industry sectors are not going become dependent on biotec's creations. In the last 10 yrs years, every corp. needed to hire #data #scientists."

medium.com/indiebio-sf/th…
"Since the early 1990s, when we first invented protein #engineering & the mechanisms to edit the #genome, we’ve been increasingly capable of altering life's instruction code — not just in our own bodies, but truly, in all life forms on the #planet."

#VaccinePathways #Biotech
"literally, all of this biomass,[] is now subject to human design. We can study its instruction code, mimic it, transplant it elsewhere, or edit it directly. Our planetary impact is so great that we humans decide, intentionally or blindly, which species thrive & which go extinct"
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2019: "a person's average micro-plastic consumption is between 70,000-121,000 particles per yr & rising for those who drank bottled water closer to 100,000."

Imagine plastic inhalation/consumption for those wearing #masks for past yr. #VirtueSignalling

scmp.com/news/china/sci…
"Disposable face masks (single use masks) are produced from polymers such as #polypropylene, #polyurethane, #polyacrylonitrile, #polystyrene, #polycarbonate, #polyethylene, or #polyester (Potluri and Needham, 2005)."

They shed. Plastic is inhaled/ingested. By adults & #children.
"This new emergence of #facemasks as environmental litter both in the terrestrial & aquatic environment is a piece of evidence that the global pandemic has not in any way reduced the challenge of increasing #plastic #pollution in the environment."

#Biodiversity #Ecology
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We set up a fund to support projects that enable trustworthy and ethical #datasharing. These projects aim to help citizens and businesses lower their impact on the environment, improve public services and save lives.

Meet the projects: hubs.ly/H0K9tmW0
1/8 @OpenClimateFix has been exploring how opening up #energy #data can help reduce energy costs and achieve net zero emissions.

The team identified that recurring revenue is very important for economic sustainability, and created guidance around this: theodi.org/article/open-c…
2/8 @eticlabuk looked at how #datasharing could unlock the value of data in the #charity sector.

The team researched whether the #datafederation model could be a viable approach: theodi.org/article/etic-l…
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Those who:
do not touch patients & never have
who maintain no clinical licenses
who feel free of any commitment to #ethics

are put in charge, by administrators, to control, often via fear & shame, clinicians.

This harms on many levels.
It is anti-#safetyculture.
#MedTwitter
We have lost >500,000 Americans to #COVID19 alone. Preventable deaths. These are mostly the marginalized, vulnerable.

Either document measurable work to save lives, or get out of the way and out of budgets that could be used to save lives.
I’ve seen SO much over the years, in the name of #compliance consulting to siphon off money to block &, ultimately, harm.

No this does not save money.
It harms families.
It monetizes coded racism.

There are a multitude of such vendors & consultants.

governing.com/topics/health-…
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🚀🟥⏯️Watch the #REPLAY of the captivating interview of the archaeologist of #space Alice Gorman @drspacejunk by @TiphineLucas, that addresses #spacejunk, #colonialism and #aboriginal & #indigenouspeople issues⬇️1/🧵
#ecoleanthropocene2021 @EcoleUrbaine
2/🌏#Earth is surrounded by a constellation of tens of thousands of #satellites in orbit, but also of billions of #spacejunk of more or less large size, fragments coming from rockets or satellites, travelling at a very high speed: important risks of #collision.
3/💥#Kessler syndrome: we are rapidly moving towards a tipping point where the volume of space debris in low orbit is such that collisions are frequent, generate other debris and exponentially increase the probability of collisions.
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Imagine a near future in which the fictional University of #Leonia announces a degree program in #DiscardStudies. In doing so, they help to establish this emerging field with a full #curriculum, dedicated faculty, and eager student population. 1/10 @DiscardStudies | #Discard2020 Image
At U of L, teaching discard studies is about more than talking #trash. This new program’s core trains students to use #SystemsThinking to critique #power as the structural force that renders material, people, and land as #waste in a globalized #ColonialCapitalist society. 2/10 Image
Treating objects and organisms as "#disposable" has consequences, but the root of this #WickedProblem runs deep below the surface. Traditional disciplines are insufficient for studying waste bc they focus on the details and fail to recognize the full picture (Brown, 2010). 3/10
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This. Black nurses like @mclemoremr who not only have authentic clinical and community experience, not only know the disparities data, but also are winning grants to do the studies themselves belong on the transition committee or COVID Task Force.
In contrast when I have taught medical students straight from @AmerAcadPeds policy statements on racism in a hospital with a disparities center, have been told by a division chief that nurses find me “too political” which exactly is this that @COCoQC lays out

Not safe spaces Image
Repeatedly I “break ranks” - I don’t spend my time on outrage over “scope creep” - who is serving in the communities where Black women die at a 12x higher rate from maternal mortality? Not the doctors or nurses battling on own job & pay.
Is these ppl: mededportal.org/doi/full/10.15…
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Today’s theme for #ScotClimateWeek is #Waste.
Plastics which end up in the sea 🌊are a wasted resource. By encouraging reuse, and improving recycling of plastic as part of a strong circular economy, we make better use of this valuable material🗑️🌍
@GreenerScotland @ScotGovClimate Photo of rubbish
Plastics in the sea damage our marine environment 🐟🐟🐟, which brings us a range of social and economic benefits, and on which we rely for temperature regulation and carbon storage, as well as food.
#GreatBritishBeachClean #STOPThePlasticTide #MorayFirthPartnership Photo of rubbish
A litter sink is an area where marine litter accumulates due to a combination of wind direction, tidal motion 🌊🌊and the spin of the earth🌍. The litter comes from a range of sources and impacts on local communities who find themselves clearing up other people’s rubbish!🗑️🚮 Photo of rubbish on beach
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#WWF storytelling as they #greenwash corporate #plunder & bear responsibility for the displacement, torture & murder of #Indigenous peoples:

"Building a sustainable & equitable future. For nature. For you."

Reality: "The financialization of #nature" Image
To obtain the required social license, the ruling class devised a strategy. A corporate campaign that would harness the momentum of the youth - to achieve the ruling class objectives & desired goals. #NewDealForNature

#FridaysForFuture
#NewPower
#Uganda ImageImageImageImage
An apt reminder for the aforementioned tweet - that TIME is wholly owned by Salesforce founder/CEO Marc Benioff - #WEF Board of Trustees & Chair, WEF Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

#VoiceForThePlanet & #NewDealForNature - sister campaigns of #WEF, #WWF, #UN, #4IR ImageImageImage
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For a virus that presents "few to no symptoms" for the majority, "U.S. Orders Up to 600 Million Doses of #Pfizer, BioNTech Covid #Vaccine" (Bloomberg).

bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

So let's take a look at Pfizer.
"Pfizer is a publicly-traded global pharma corp.headquartered in NYC. Its revenues reached $52.5 billion in 2017. #Pfizer makes Advil, Xanax, #DepoProvera, Neosporin, #Lyrica & Dimetapp. Pfizer manufacturers more than 350 different pharmaceuticals & operates in 180 countries.
Pfizer's Lyrica, the new vallium, linked to depression, anxiety & suicide, now top pain medication on PBS. #Pregabalin #Addiction. Addicts of #hydromorphone (#Opioid) (Pfizer) have found a new addiction w/ #Lyrica. Capsules are opened, crushed & snorted.

thetimes.co.uk/article/drug-d…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 7/20/2020-2

greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/07/20/dai…

If Solar Panels Are So Clean, Why Do They Produce So Much Toxic Waste?

forbes.com/sites/michaels…

#waste #solar #nuclear #consequences #toxic
What Is the U.S. Budget Deficit and Does It Matter? - Barron's

barrons.com/articles/never…

#BudgetDeficit
Financial Brokers Must Now Act in Your ‘Best Interest.’ What Does That Mean?

nytimes.com/2020/07/16/you…

#finance #BusinessEthics
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Not sure how on the radar this is for you but the #Chinaflooding season starts in 13 days and it’s already a catastrophe.

An interesting analysis of the situation.

#msm not covering this.

@paul_furber @paulmuaddib61

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#Shree Pushkar Chemicals & Fertilizers
Shree Pushkar #Chemicals & #Fertilizers Ltd is engaged in the business of manufacturing and trading of chemicals, #dyes and dyes intermediate, cattle feeds, fertilizers and soil conditioner.
Let’s have a look at the company’s business as well how well they have diversified. They have a well diversified business which is growing on all fronts.
Here is a breakdown of their #Fertilizer products as well.
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Reduce Diabetes Technology Waste Campaign 🍃
1️⃣4️⃣ days worth of waste 🌍🌏🌎

Raising awareness with @Type1EU on the amount of waste type 1 supplies can produce over 3, 7, 14, and 30 days. These precious supplies save our lives 24/7/365.

#ReduceDiabetesTechnologyWaste
#T1d Image
But it breaks my 💔 to see the large amount of #waste they produce. Proper recycling measures, regulations, and education are desperately needed in Europe and worldwide ⚠️

#ReduceDiabetesTechnologyWaste #Type1EU #Europe #WorldRainforestDay #ForNature #type1diabetes Image
👉 Join the campaign collecting and posting your diabetes waste throughout the whole month - tagging @Type1EU and using the #ReduceDiabetesTechnologyWaste hashtag ♻️

#Type1EU #EU #Europe #WorldRainforestDay #ForNature #PwD #WeThePatients #WeHaveAVoice #sustainable Image
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Reduce Diabetes Technology Waste Campaign 🍃
3️⃣ days worth of waste ♻️

Raising awareness with @Type1EU on the amount of waste type 1 supplies can produce over 3, 7, 14, and 30 days.

#ReduceDiabetesTechnologyWaste #Type1EU #T1D Image
They save our lives 24/7 but it breaks my 💔 to see the large amount of #waste they produce: plastic, packaging, sensors, needles, syringes, insulin pump parts, infusion sets, insulin pens, cartridges and vials, test strips, lancets [yes, I do change mine regularly 😆]! Image
♻️ Proper #recycling measures, regulations, and education are desperately needed in #EU and worldwide ⚠️

🆘 pharmaceutical companies - we need your precious help to find solutions to reduce #waste 💡

#ReduceDiabetesTechnologyWaste #Type1EU #EU #Europe #type1diabetes #PwD Image
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Reduce Diabetes Technology Waste Campaign 🍃

👉 Join us collecting and posting your diabetes waste throughout the whole month 🙋‍♀️💚💚

#ReduceDiabetesTechnologyWaste #Type1EU #EU #Europe #type1diabetes #type1strong #WeThePatients #WeHaveAVoice #WorldReefAwarenessDay ImageImageImage
We as a community have to speak up together, raising awareness with @Type1EU on the amount of waste #type1diabetes supplies can produce over 3, 7, 14, and 30 days.
These precious #t1d supplies save our lives every day but it breaks my 💔 to see the large amount of #waste they produce: plastic, packaging, sensors, needles, syringes, insulin pump parts, infusion sets, insulin pens, cartridges and vials, test strips, lancets, and so on.
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Michael Moore Presents Planet of the Humans (2020) via @YouTube
@PlanetHumansDoc
#Allah Ta’aala created this world and the entire system in which this tiny planet exists – the entire universe.
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