Plastic Bag Bans Have a Dirty Secret

Brian Dunning of Skeptoid has a very good podcast discussing plastic bag bans and answers what he thinks are the three most pervasive myths about plastic carryout bags that prompt virtuous people to advocate for bans. Ultimately, bans on plastic bans aren’t just virtue signalling, but can be very bad for people’s health. This is…

Britain’s Plastic Bag Fee Is Producing a Huge Spike in the Consumption of Thicker, ‘Reusable’ Plastic Bags

The law of unintended consequences rears its ugly head. Christian Britschgi | 12.2.2019 – Reason The results of plastic bag bans and restrictions are frequently disappointing, and occasionally counter-productive. Take the United Kingdom, where a country-wide bag fee is encouraging consumers to switch from single-use bags to thicker, reusable bags that use more plastic. Last…

Ocean Plastics — A Reality Check

Polluting plastics are less straws and more unfettered Third World debris. By Onar Am, November 14, 2019, Liberty Nation Enormous amounts of plastic released into the ocean from Third World rivers and cargo ships constitute a significant environmental problem. However, for years, scientists have been puzzled by the discrepancy between the released and measured ocean…

Sewage From Homeless Pollutes North American Water Ways

If you want to see the Left’s plan for the civilized world, you need look no further than California. More specifically, it isn’t just the high taxes to drive up the state’s cost of living or onerous zoning rules to shut out housing construction, but the sewage from California’s homeless population. The Sacramento Bee reports…

Lovers of Tuscany’s ‘paradise’ beach have factory to thank

By Kelly Velasquez AFP Holidaymakers splash in the turquoise waters of the Rosignano Solvay beach in Tuscany and laze on its pristine white sands—most of them fully aware that the picture-perfect swimming spot owes its allure to a nearby factory. “I discovered it on Google Maps,” said Dutch tourist Lieuya, who travelled to the beach…

Greenpeace Berates Jakarta’s Artificial Rain Pollution Plan

Jakarta, Indonesia has air pollution issues that officials are trying to address. Most likely, this is due to a lawsuit filed against Jakarta city by environmentalists this month. Last year, it was reported, Greenpeace Indonesia, citing World Health Organization statistics, stated that the air pollution in Greater Jakarta with its high level of a carcinogenic…