Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Oil companies are ploughing money into fossil-fuelled plastics production at a record rate

quote [ Meanwhile, at Yushan island, tankers with crude oil from Saudi Arabia will dock regularly and pump their cargo into steam crackers that will run 24/7 for decades. Naming it the Green Petrochemical Base does nothing to change the fundamentals of the industry and its modus operandi. Plastics are locked into fossil resources and this connection continues to grow stronger by the day. ]

Expecting the decline of fuel demand, oil companies are producing more plastic than ever.
[SFW] [business] [+3 Sad]
[by Paracetamol@1:15pmGMT]


slaytanik said[1] @ 12:06pm GMT on 1st Dec [Score:1 laz0r]
So how about we end the system of global capitalism that exploits the majority of people and the environment in ways that are unsustainable, and put forward new systems that benefits everyone and the need to horde resources is eliminated, so that we can all be free to live creative and fullfilled lives while restoring and maintaining healthy ecosystems

Or, nah ?
zenviper said @ 1:03pm GMT on 1st Dec
Sure, as soon as someone comes up with a better incentive than avoiding collapse vs. short term profits….
steele said @ 1:39pm GMT on 1st Dec [Score:1 Insightful]
Paracetamol said @ 8:07pm GMT on 3rd Dec
Oi, this one tops it even: Damn pellets are transported for further processing and create crazy oceanic pollution:

Nurdles: the worst toxic waste you’ve probably never heard of

Billions of these tiny plastic pellets are floating in the ocean, causing as much damage as oil spills, yet they are still not classified as hazardous


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