What do you do when the place you’ve been dumping all your garbage won’t let you do that anymore? If you’re the United Kingdom you strongly consider burning it. To upgrade its industries China is banning “foreign garbage” from January 2018 on. The UK’s recycling industry used to send “55% of paper, 25% plus of plastics” to China yearly.
Britain was shipping “up to 500,000 tons of plastic for recycling in China every year”. I can’t imagine how, but their Environment Secretary admits he didn’t see this problem coming. Some of the new plans include Continue reading →
Resolving to make more money and get abs of steel are good news too, but what about resolutions for a better Earth? If you can’t breathe clean air getting rock hard abs is going to become a secondary priority right away. The Indigenous American posted this list that was so good I had to share it with you. It includes protecting biodiversity and my favorite getting trained in making change. because saying that you’re “woke” has never been enough. Let’s show and prove in 2018!
I heard very little about CRISPR in 2016. That same year I went to China and saw a whole special about it from my hotel room on my first day there. As important as this is you’d there there would be more discussion about it.
CRISPR, much like Tumblr is pronounced “crisper”, stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. Without getting to into it here, this is the basis for CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology. Continue reading →
So you think you want to be a vegetarian? Thank you for considering it! Based on my experiences and the experiences of others every item on this list is definitely true.
Also, in the past we’ve used The Simpsons to help illustrate our points. This time we’re going with Aaron McGruder’s The Boondocks animated series instead. We did our best to stay away from season 4 out of solidarity. Here we go! Continue reading →
The makers of the landmark short film Story of Stuff now bring us The Story of Microfibers. This film takes a look at the lifecycle of synthetic fabrics like polyester.
“Our dress shirts, yoga pants, fleeces, and even underwear are all increasingly made of synthetic materials — plastic, in fact. But these synthetic fabrics, from which 60% of all clothing on earth is made, have a big hidden problem: when they’re washed, they release tiny plastic bits — called microfibers — that flow down our drains, through water treatment plants, and out into our rivers, lakes and oceans by the billions.”