Charlie Rolsky contrarresta la afirmación hecha por John Tierney en el Wall Street Journal
“Las bolsas de plástico ayudan al medio ambiente” – Según un artículo reciente en el Wall Street Journal, de John Tierney. Si bien es fácil de recordar, también está mal … así como culpar a otros (industria pesquera, otros países, etc.) y señalar con el dedo el del plástico no es una buena manera de abordar la situación, especialmente porque todavía estamos produciendo y tirando toneladas de plástico todos los días.
¿Pero cómo podrían las bolsas de plástico ayudar al medio ambiente? Veamos qué tienen que decir.
Charlie Rolsky Counters the Claim Made By John Tierney in the Wall Street Journal
“Plastic bags help the environment” – According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, by John Tierney. While catchy, it’s also wrong … just as blaming others (fishing industry, other countries, etc.) and pointing fingers at their plastic usage is not a good way to address the situation, especially since we are still producing and throwing away tons of plastic every day.
But how could plastic bags possibly help the environment, you ask? Let’s see what they have to say.
Order prohibits city from purchasing beverages in single-use plastic bottles and restricts sales on city-owned and leased properties
New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order on Wednesday, February 6, banning the sale of single-use plastic beverage bottles on city-owned and -leased properties. The move also bars city agencies from purchasing or selling beverages packaged in single-use plastic containers.
Do Plastic Bags Break Down? Is the Threat of Microplastics Overblown? Are We All Just Full of It?
As a researcher in the field of plastic pollution, and as Plastic Oceans International’s Director of Science for North America, I get my fair share of messages telling me how full of it I am about several aspects of the plastic pollution epidemic. Fair point, we can all be wrong sometimes. But I think it’s important to address some of these concerns in a segment that I would like to call … Myth Me With That.
Plastic Oceans Mexico Collaborating to Support Change
Yesterday, the local Chamber of Deputies approved with 51 votes in favor, zero against and one abstention, a ban on various single-use plastics in Mexico City.
When you arrive in Rwanda at Kigali airport you will see a large sign reading, “Use of non-biodegradable polythene bags is prohibited”. That’s right, the country as a whole has banned the use of plastic bags. After the Rwandan genocide, authorities have spent time rebuilding the country and contributing to its economic progression to what it is today. Rwanda is probably Africa’s cleanest nation, and considered one of the most pristine places in the world. It wasn’t the plastic bags themselves that authorities were concerned about, but the ways in which they were being disposed of that was creating controversy. The majority of the plastic was being burned after use that released harmful and toxic pollutants throughout the air. Aside from the burning, the plastic was often disposed improperly and would cause flooding from clogging the country’s drainage systems.