China is stepping up restrictions on the production, sale and use of single-use plastic products, according to the state planner, as it seeks to tackle one of the country’s biggest environmental problems.
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When Indonesia announced it was returning eight shipping containers of Australian waste, it was an example of the failings of the global recycling system. Earlier this year, China slammed its door on foreign waste, and other countries are following suit. Now here in Australia, a lot of people are questioning what to put into their […]
Wed Jun 26th, 2019 5:30pm NATION/WORLD MANILA, Philippines — When the MV Bavaria cargo ship chugged out of a Philippine port one morning last month carrying 69 containers of rotted Canadian garbage, it didn’t just end a messy diplomatic spat between the two countries. It also signaled a sea change in the global recycling system. After […]
The first plastic material, Bakelite, was invented in 1907. It made its way into everything you can imagine: telephones, chess pieces, Chanel jewelry, and electric guitars. But it was in 1950 that our thirst for plastic truly began. In just 65 years, plastic production soared almost 200 times, resulting in about 6,300 million metric tons of waste […]
BY BYRON KING POSTED JULY 26, 2017 The Dollar’s Slow Demise Continues in Plain Sight “The end of the world’s present monetary system is already taking place,” says one of Mexico’s leading, hard-money economists, Hugo Salinas Price. “The U.S. is losing influence in the world… The end of the dollar as the basis of the international […]