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"Coca-Cola now makes 117 billion plastic bottles a year, according to its own estimates, untold billions of which end up being burned or dumped in landfills and nature. Coke was responsible for more waste than any other company in a 2018 global plastic cleanup conducted by the advocacy group Break ...Read More
The lab responsible for the dumping is the Open Agriculture Initiative, one of many research projects at the Media Lab. Led by principal research scientist Caleb Harper, who was trained as an architect, the initiative has been under fire for overhyping its “food computers”: boxes that could supposedly be programmed ...Read More
nature fights back algae poisoned by toxic run-off from local industry farming creates lethal fumes that ‘can kill you in seconds’ & smells so bad it keeps locals up at night
Bizarrely, emissions from global trade do not appear in any nation’s carbon accounting.…in 2007, Britain imported 15,000 tons of chocolate-covered waffles, while exporting 14,000 tons. In 2017, the US both imported and exported nearly 1.5 million tons of beef, and nearly half a million tons of potatoes. In 2016, 213,000 ...Read More
We know less about the deep sea than we know about our solar system! Finally some facts that hopefully make us rethink our consumer behavior. “Literally tons of plastic trash wash down rivers and out to sea each day, fouling the surface and endangering sea life. It's long been believed that most of it floated. But when the researchers looked deep below the surface, they found tiny broken-down plastic pieces, smaller than rice grains, wherever ...Read More
“Production of the most common plastic, polyethylene, is on track to jump more than 40 percent by 2028 in the U.S., according to research firm S&P Global Platts. That’s 8 million metric tons per year more than in 2018 — roughly the amount, coincidentally, that scientists estimate is annually flowing ...Read More
"Our reporter visited an artist’s “pollution pods” to sample the smog and haze he recreated from some of the world’s most contaminated cities."
This has been pretty viral and not to say that plastic is nearly as damaging as other pollutants, chemicals, and bombs the earth has experienced, however an estimated 38 million plastic bits jewel this UNESCO island in the South Pacific- ironically uninhabited. We look out onto the ocean in awe ...Read More