Operation Green Fence, a campaign by Chinese customs to strictly enforce laws governing the import of waste, “could be a game changer,” says Doug Kramer, president of Kramer Metals, an international scrap dealer in Los Angeles. “A lot of companies have used China as a dumping ground, getting rid of … substandard scrap and trash,” Mr. Kramer says.
The headlines were recently blaring …Beijing bans US imports of trash! That one my friends, is a very big headline. Bet you didn’t know our biggest export to China is our trash!
Yes, we export more trash than soybeans or wheat. It seems, except for green crusaders, very few people, politicians, or people in the MSM want to acknowledge the silent nightmare that plastic trash and garbage presents.
Glitch – A minor malfunction, mishap, or technical problem; a sudden …… usually temporary malfunction or irregularity of equipment Completely predictable; but would anyone listen? Nooooooo! More snarky but true concerning the Obamacare train wreck from…
“I just broke down in tears in boarding area at SFO while on phone with my wife. I’ve never cried because of a science report before.”
To which I want to say, “Really, no R_E_A_L_L_Y?” Well, if the slobbering Mr. Holthaus could put his tissues down long enough, maybe he could take the time to read the entire report.
It seems the real story is buried deep inside the IPCC Report, and no wonder.
This is one of the best slide presentations on plastics and the impact they have on our environment you are likely to see. Intelligent and well thought out AND put together by two “green teens” from Green Ambassadors.
The bag ban makes Los Angeles the largest city in the country to ban the ubiquitous plastic bag. This is great news for activists worldwide. In addition to saving the environment the ban is projected to save Los Angeles $2 million a year to clean up plastic bag litter.
Scientists are now calling for a similar approach to fighting plastic debris and pollution as has been used in the past to fight fluorocarbons and refrigerants worldwide. In particular, they want to classify PVC, polystyrene, polyurethane and polycarbonate as the most hazardous/toxic plastics.
Considering the damage to the environment and the health hazards posed by plastic debris and plastic pollution, many believe this is about time.
On the morning of December 14, 2012 Adam Lanza, woke up and killed his mother with one of the five guns she legally owned. After killing his mother,the troubled 20-year-old (described as a loner, a gamer with a personality disorder) took his mother’s…
Cities that have instituted these bans have seen a dramatic decrease in the damage single-use plastic bags cause our environment. How do you feel?
There are more and more reasons to Say No to Plastics. Most single-use plastic bags are used an average of 12 minutes by U.S. consumers, yet their real life span, unless recycled, is many hundreds of years. The plastic trash building up in our oceans is a ticking time bomb.
On November 9, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time, televisions and radios across the nation will broadcast a series of beeps followed by the message, “This is a test.” will mark the first time that the federal government conducts a nationwide, “top-to-bottom”…