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Posted: Oct 29, 2019 - 7:49am

Adding to this:

Malaysia emerged as a new major hub for plastic waste imports after China’s decision to ban imports of plastic scrap in early 2018. The four biggest exporters of plastic waste, Germany, The UK, the U.S. and Japan, shipped a total of approximately 650,000 tons to the Southeast Asian state that is only 330,000 square kilometers in size.

The top four exporters accounted for around 50 percent of global plastic waste exports in 2018, according to the UN Comtrade database. Only about 240,000 tons ended up in China and Hong Kong as imports were being phased out. Other Asian countries, including India, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia, were also popular export targets, but didn’t come close to Malaysia’s numbers. Many Chinese recyclers moved operations to the country which has a sizable Chinese-speaking population, according to the South China Morning Post. The plastic waste trade is very diverse globally, with major exporters using a plethora of different partners in developed and developing countries.

Buyers of plastic waste typically process the material into pellets that can then be resold to manufacturers and turned into plastic products again. Unfortunately, processing plants often burn low-grade plastics they can’t use, releasing toxins into the air. In other instances, reckless businesses dumped leftover plastic waste illegally, like observed by Süddeutsche Zeitung (link in German) in the Malaysian district of Jenjarom.


https://www.statista.com/chart/18451/trade-flows-of-major-exporters-of-plastic-waste/


Seven Charts explaining the plastic pollution problem.

In July a paper published in the journal Science Advances by industrial ecologist Dr Roland Geyer, from the University of California in Santa Barbara, and colleagues, calculated the total volume of all plastic ever produced at 8.3bn tonnes.Of this, some 6.3bn tonnes is now waste - and 79% of that is in landfill or the natural environment.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42264788

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Posted: Oct 29, 2019 - 5:45am

from max roser (our world in data)

– Much of the plastics in the oceans gets there through rivers – And most gets there only through a small number of rivers – these 20 are responsible for 67% of global annual river input (according to Lebreton et al.) That's why it's great that this is now in operation.



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Posted: Sep 27, 2019 - 10:49am



 R_P wrote:
Clean-air scientists fired by EPA to reconvene in snub to Trump
Trump’s EPA ended the particulate matter advisory board nearly a year ago. The agency also replaced many of the academic scientists on a broader science panel with scientists from industry and conservative states.

Earlier this month, EPA chief Andrew Wheeler selected a new group of “non-member consultants” to assist that panel with work on both particle pollution and smog. About half of the new consultants are linked with industry. Their recommendations to the panel will happen behind the scenes, rather than in public meetings.

 

Trump really does not care about the health of ordinary Americans, eh?   

So sad. 
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Posted: Sep 27, 2019 - 10:32am

Clean-air scientists fired by EPA to reconvene in snub to Trump
Trump’s EPA ended the particulate matter advisory board nearly a year ago. The agency also replaced many of the academic scientists on a broader science panel with scientists from industry and conservative states.

Earlier this month, EPA chief Andrew Wheeler selected a new group of “non-member consultants” to assist that panel with work on both particle pollution and smog. About half of the new consultants are linked with industry. Their recommendations to the panel will happen behind the scenes, rather than in public meetings.

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Posted: Sep 19, 2019 - 11:39am

Silent Skies: Billions of North American Birds Have Vanished
One bright spot the researchers found was that wetland birds have made recoveries, driven largely by increases among waterfowl such as ducks, geese and swans. “It’s because of the strong constituency of recreational waterfowl hunters who raised their voice, put money where their mouths are and saw to it that conservation programs and policies were put in place,” Rosenberg says. “Billions of dollars (were) invested into wetlands (and) into wildlife refuges. The North American Wetlands Conservation Act was enacted in the late 1980s. All of these things were responsible for the turnaround.” The study also found that raptors such as bald eagles have rebounded after legislation extended protections for these birds and banned the pesticide DDT—thanks in part to Silent Spring.

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Posted: Aug 30, 2019 - 10:43am

Trump Administration Proposes Methane Regulations Rollback
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Posted: Aug 29, 2019 - 7:31pm

This is fucking disgusting.
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Posted: Aug 13, 2019 - 1:28pm

It's raining plastic: microscopic fibers fall from the sky in Rocky Mountains
Trump EPA Appoints Former Oil Executive to Head Its South-Central Region
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Posted: Aug 12, 2019 - 7:44pm



She's SAILING to America. I hope to meet her.
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Posted: Aug 5, 2019 - 6:19pm

The El Paso Shooter Embraced Eco-Fascism. We Can’t Let the Far Right Co-Opt the Environmental Struggle.
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Posted: Jun 29, 2019 - 2:00pm

Oil spill still leaking into the Gulf of Mexico 15 years later
westslope

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Posted: Jun 12, 2019 - 11:38am

Am happy to see our federal government move in the direction of banning some plastics.  Plastics have brought us so much good, yet clearly we do not need to use plastics for convenience sake alone (e.g., retail shopping bags, plastic dinnerware,  some take-out food containers, etc.).

What about fleece clothing?   Been a big fan of synthetic outdoor clothing for a long time and have recently learned I am depositing micro-plastics — everywhere.    Time to send the pile, fleece clothing and underwear to the landfill?   

Back to wool?  

Thoughts?   

I gotta tell you, replacing synthetic clothing for wet, cool west coast autumns and winters is going to be hard. 
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Posted: Jun 12, 2019 - 10:38am

CNN reports that “Canada will ban many single-use plastic items by 2021, including bags, straws, cutlery and stirring sticks, to cut harmful waste damaging the country's ecosystems.”

The move comes as “the European Parliament passed a similar ban on single-use plastic items in late March, including a target to recycle 90% of plastic beverage bottles by 2029. In May, the United Kingdom followed suit with a plastic ban by 2020. Officials estimated 4.7 billion plastic straws and 316 million plastic stirrers are used in England every year.

“A report by the European Commission found that 80% of litter in the world's oceans is plastic, due to its slow decomposition. Plastic has been found inside marine animals including sea turtles, seals, whales and birds.”

In a prepared statement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the plastic issue was “"a problem we simply can't ignore … Plastic waste ends up in our landfills and incinerators, litters our parks and beaches, and pollutes our rivers, lakes, and oceans, entangling and killing turtles, fish, and marine mammals.”

Trudeau said the Canada government “will work with companies that use or create plastic products to set targets on waste.”
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Posted: Jun 10, 2019 - 9:00am

World's largest plant survey reveals alarming extinction rate
Since 1900, nearly 3 species of seed-bearing plants have disappeared per year ― 500 times faster than they would naturally.
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Posted: Jun 6, 2019 - 9:22am


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Posted: May 15, 2019 - 10:54am



 Red_Dragon wrote:

Amazon!
 

It just so happens...

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It's kind of sad, tho, when people come in wanting a resume printed or invitations, and they want to look at paper samples. I have to say, "We can't get nice paper anymore. You need to go to Walmart or envelopes.com. We'll do the printing and I'll do the designing, but you have to bring us the paper you want."
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Posted: May 15, 2019 - 9:26am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
I work in the dead trees industry and even tho there aren't as many people making things out of slices of dead trees anymore, it was sort of a shock when we ordered $300 worth of dead trees only to be told that our account has been closed because we don't order enough dead trees anymore and anyway the minimum dead trees order is now $500 and they're not going to deliver it either.

That is, the only paper distributor within 500 miles just told a printer that they won't sell them paper.

 
Amazon!
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Posted: May 15, 2019 - 9:07am

I work in the dead trees industry and even tho there aren't as many people making things out of slices of dead trees anymore, it was sort of a shock when we ordered $300 worth of dead trees only to be told that our account has been closed because we don't order enough dead trees anymore and anyway the minimum dead trees order is now $500 and they're not going to deliver it either.

That is, the only paper distributor within 500 miles just told a printer that they won't sell them paper.
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Posted: May 15, 2019 - 7:09am

He went where no human had gone before. Our trash had already beaten him there
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Posted: May 5, 2019 - 10:41am

Nature's emergency: Where we are in five graphics
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