If this game-changing goal is widely adopted by the environmental community and by a vanguard of public officials, it would put California climate policymakers and others under pressure to advance the state's already ambitious clean energy goals....
Plastic populates our world through everything from electronics to packaging and vehicles. Once discarded, it resides almost permanently in landfills and oceans.
If these new plastics could be made durable and chemically inert while in use it would revolutionize industry...but they would still have to be collected to break them back down and that could be problematic, not solving the waste issue.
This is -- finally and for real -- the last installment of the report. Here's what it says in a nutshell.
Even China is moving toward the goals set here. They recognize it is in their own interest. Whereas our elected officials are mostly in the pocket of oil/gas/coal, and are barely moving at all or are legislating obstacles to change.
With support from the World Bank, Beijing is implementing a large project to install 100 megawatts of rooftop solar PV systems in 800 primary and middle schools - the largest of such initiatives in the country so far.
Which would you rather have, bombs in the Middle East or solar on every school in the nation?
"We planted taro, but it wouldn’t grow like before [the mine] and the breadfruit trees didn’t have any fruits […]. In Panguna, the chemicals are still there in the river. No-one drinks the water, there is no fish there." -- Lynette Ona, a member of the Bougainville Indigenous Women Landowner Association