zpravodajství životního prostředí již od roku 1999

Nappy libraries and glass milk bottles: past ideas for a plastic-free future | Lucy Siegle

23.01.2018
Příroda
To emulate forward-thinking Penzance, now plastic-free, we should hark back to yesteryear. A few choice items could curb a ruinous plastic habitPlastic is firmly out of fashion, with everyone from the government to supermarkets pledging to reduce use and fight pollution. But turning the tide will require a herculean effort. The US shale gas boom means that the price of feedstock for the plastic industry has plummeted. Major chemical corporations have invested $180bn in new production facilities to come on stream in the next 10 years, increasing global output by 40%. If we don't want it to flow our way, we need to stand firm.I've just returned from Penzance, designated the UK's first plastic-free town by Surfers Against Sewage. This weekend it hosted residents from Aberporth, west Wales, with aspirations to follow suit; shop and cafe owners discussed the best solutions for denting the UK's annual 3.7m-tonne plastic habit (2.2m of that being packaging). It was an impressive display of what we might refer to as the Dunkirk spirit. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

Komentáře k článku. Co si myslí ostatní?
Další zprávy z internetu




Další články
Chystané akce
BUREAU VERITAS CZECH REPUBLIC, spol. s r.o.
26
2. 2018
26-27.2.2018 - Seminář, školení
Praha
28
2. 2018
28.2.2018 - Konference
Mezinárodní centrum setkávání St. Marienthal
1
3. 2018
1.3.2018 - Konference
in Warsaw
Podněty ZmapujTo
Mohlo by vás také zajímat
Naši partneři
Složky životního prostředí