Monday, 22 March 2021

The World Is Stuck With Decades of New Plastic It Can't Recycle

quote [ For now, if Shell can’t make money selling its plentiful natural gas, it can certainly make plastic with it. As a whole, the oil and gas industry aims to increase plastic production by at least 33% by 2025. ]

Posting the syndicated Pocket version because the source is subscriber-only.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@9:57amGMT]


Dienes said @ 1:55pm GMT on 23rd Mar [Score:1 Informative]
John Oliver just did a show on this:
mechavolt said @ 2:55pm GMT on 23rd Mar
John Oliver has really grown on me. When he stood in for Jon Stewart for a while, I couldn't stand him. But he's really come into his own with Last Week Tonight.

One thing in particular he does better is falling into the cynicism trap. Jon Stewart progressively become more and more cynical, to where his shows became less comedy and more "WTF is wrong with anything, why even bother?" I think after he did that protest with Colbert in DC and nothing improved afterwards, he became very jaded. Oliver is clearly intentionally injecting some levity into his comedy bits, which I think helps on multiple levels. It's not just a sanity-saving tool, I think it also helps instill some hope for change since he doesn't focus 100% on how fucked up everything is.

It also helps that it's a weekly show, I definitely appreciate Oliver's 15-20 minute deep dives on a single topic over Stewart's 30-second summaries of literally everything that happened that day.
steele said @ 4:38pm GMT on 23rd Mar
I'd like Jon Oliver more if he actually called out capitalism instead of getting right up to the line and then backing off. Also, his foreign affairs topics are constantly full of the sort of misinformation and propaganda I post on here about. :(

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