Love your tea? Don’t use a teabag. The teabag used today is a paper product infused with plastic to keep it from disintegrating. What could take away the joy of a cup of tea more than seven million bits of micro-plastic? Yum.
The counting of micro-plastics in the world’s oceans is off by a magnitude of 5x to 7x. New research using a bucket instead of a net to collect samples sends the count exponentially skyward.
You can read the primary document or just the summary at the beginning: Link.
Leaked audio of a private meeting confirms that Coca-Cola Inc. has no interest in recycling plastic bottles because the best methods will cost the company money. None of us should be surprised, yet there are two immediate takeaways.
- Free market forces are not going to save the environment.
- Duplicity is the preferred policy of corporations, pretending to support environmental projects while sabotaging them wholesale behind the scenes. For another example, see Shell.
As for the religious response, the antithetical values on display are:
- Denial of responsibility to community and world