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…

The Implication and Symbolism of a House Made of Recycled Bottles

Popular Mechanics published an article yesterday highlighting a house built in Canada made of recycled plastic bottles. There is undoubtedly a housing shortage and building homes with less expensive materials is the way to hold down costs for both builders and buyers. But the reason why housing prices are increasing is largely due to government…

EU Bans Single Use Plastics

By 2021 single-use plastic items such as straws, forks and knives and cotton swabs will be banned in the European Union, according to Reuters. However, what it really seems to do is up the efforts in the continent to somehow try to save Europe’s recycling industry which is on the verge of collapse like what…