“This is the way the world ends”: Drowning in Plastics

There is much debate about climate change, but changes to our environment are nor limited to the weather. Environmental degradation is everywhere and, as the world’s population keeps increasing and more human beings want to participate in the benefits of modern civilization, it is not going away very soon.

One aspect of it is our growing production and consumption of plastics. Plastics cram landfills, they float in the oceans, are consumed by fish and thereby ultimately end in our bodies. Click here

The US and the West have long relied on China to take its used plastics for recycling. China has now banned those imports because of their poisonous impact. Now we are ready to poison some other, economically less powerful countries. Click here

 

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