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The Plastic Crisis/Environment Thread

The Fear

A Wise Man (once sat next to him)
Sainsbury's is set to introduce in-store recycling systems for flexible plastics packaging across all stores nationwide, following successful trials in the North East of England earlier this year

Earlier this year, the company started collecting hard-to-recycle flexible plastic film at 63 of its stores as part of the trial.

https://www.edie.net/news/5/Sainsbury-s-rolls-out-flexible-plastic-recycling-scheme-nationwide/

Sainsbury’s has also removed single-use plastic bags from loose products and has delivered a 70% reduction in plastics from its Taste the Difference and SO Organic lamb and steak packaging. Almost 300 tonnes of plastic waste has been removed by working with Prevented Ocean Plastic to repurpose ocean plastics waste into packaging.
 

The Fear

A Wise Man (once sat next to him)
I was reading about Brummie comedian Joe Lycett storming off a Channel 4 daytime programme, after the host (Steph McGovern I think her name is) called him out on a picture he had possessing a plastic bottle. Anyway, he’s now claim it was a stunt… perhaps his management team thought about the stunt idea retrospectivey?

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-57699955
Nice try but

 

danvilla2

Vital Football Legend
All a bit strange, if it was a pre-planned stunt then fair play for the coordination but planting a water bottle in a photo seems a bit false to me.

Anyway, here’s a great idea from watching countryfile and some kids going out litter picking, get it on the agenda once a year for all older primary school kids. Wouldn’t that be a great thing to get kids out picking up litter, before they become the next generation of litter droppers?!
 

The Fear

A Wise Man (once sat next to him)
All a bit strange, if it was a pre-planned stunt then fair play for the coordination but planting a water bottle in a photo seems a bit false to me.

Anyway, here’s a great idea from watching countryfile and some kids going out litter picking, get it on the agenda once a year for all older primary school kids. Wouldn’t that be a great thing to get kids out picking up litter, before they become the next generation of litter droppers?!
Yup, but also I think the key is to educate them from an early age, the damage that the litter does to the wildlife. Not the usual abstract pick up little and tidy up stuff, show (as gently as you can at an early age obviously) that the stuff thrown on the floor kills these lovely creatures.
 

The Fear

A Wise Man (once sat next to him)
I think, with so many links to articles, it is ok to put this up. Also some more links will be at the end.

Another week, another run of freakish and record-breaking extreme weather events. In the US, wildfires raced towards Yosemite National Park this week while people were "left swimming" in New York subway stations after Storm Elsa. London's underground system also flooded as parts of the city experienced a month’s worth of rainfall in just over an hour. "The flood water cascading down the steps of Sloane Square station last night shows that the reality of climate change isn’t in the future or far away – it’s right here, right now," Zack Polanski, Green Party London Assembly Member, told Environment Correspondent Harry Cockburn. Germany and Belgium were also hit by extreme floods. Later this month, The Independent is holding a free online event where experts will discuss the world's worsening extreme weather and how it's linked to the climate crisis. Details of how to sign up can be found here.

Also this week, the EU announced a raft of sweeping measures for how it will cut its emissions by more than half by the end of the decade. "The European Green Deal: Fit for 55 plan is an attempt to wean the continent off fossil fuels and will involve new national limits on emissions

The UK also saw the arrival of some long-awaited climate blueprints. First up was the government's much-delayed Transport Decarbonisation Plan, a strategy for how ministers will cut emissions from Britain's most polluting sector down to net zero by the middle of the century. The plan contains a new pledge to ban the sale of new petrol diesel trucks by 2040. It has been criticised, however, for failing to come up with new measures for cutting traffic or flight demand. Second was the National Food Strategy, the first major review of England's food system in more than 70 years. Among a host of eye-catching recommendations, the review called for a 30 per cent reduction in meat consumption within the next decade.



Meanwhile, new research published in Nature found that parts of the Amazon rainforest have started to emit more CO2 than they are able to absorb.


Free public transport and green home schemes needed to tackle climate crisis, says major citizens’ survey
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/free-public-transport-green-homes-b1883373.html


According to Greenpeace, around a third of our food directly relies on bees for pollination

https://www.independent.co.uk/clima...rdens-wild-lawns-bees-ecosystem-b1882680.html
 

garygaryshaw

Vital 1st Team Regular
All a bit strange, if it was a pre-planned stunt then fair play for the coordination but planting a water bottle in a photo seems a bit false to me.

Anyway, here’s a great idea from watching countryfile and some kids going out litter picking, get it on the agenda once a year for all older primary school kids. Wouldn’t that be a great thing to get kids out picking up litter, before they become the next generation of litter droppers?!
My little ones nursery takes her class litter picking every couple of weeks (weather permitting) and they're only 3 to 4 year olds, think there are quite a few doing this sort of thing now. They seem happy just to be out in nature and away from a class room, so more than happy to do it.
Although you wont get through to everyone. My other half decided to take our daughter litter picking as well a few weeks back with some of her friends. After spending an hour picking loads of crap up in the park, some chavvy little 13/14 year old girl walked over to where they had cleaned and threw some crisp packets on the grass. My Mrs tried to shout at her but they all just laughed and walked off!
 

The Fear

A Wise Man (once sat next to him)
The Co-op has started a reverse supply chain collection for plastic bags, crisp packets and food wrappings, in an effort to curb waste
Co-op has begun Europe’s most extensive in-store recycling scheme for plastic bags and product wrapping.
The rollout of the scheme makes the convenience retailer the first UK supermarket to have fully recyclable food packaging.

https://sustainabilitymag.com/suppl...ins-reverse-supply-chain-scheme-plastic-waste
 

kefkat

Vital Football Legend
My daughter, who lives in Canada (now in Calgery) was in the freak wave of heat the other week. It was hell for them at 50c

Max her dog was beside himself. They couldn't go outside