Even as clean energy alternatives are on the horizon, Big Oil isn’t ready to let us kick our fossil fuel habit so quickly.
These greedy, corrupt corporations needed another way to make money from squeezing every drop of oil out of our planet, so they turned to plastic as the next big source of revenue for their filthy schemes. Studies predict that by 2050, plastics will account for about 20% of total oil consumption, up from around 8% in 2019. (Source: Waterkeeper Alliance, www.waterkeeper.org)
Lend Me A Plate – A volunteer project by SOMRA (Southern Oregon Master Recyclers in Action) Lend Me A Plate (LMAP) provides an alternative to the use of paper, plastic, and styrofoam products at events such as weddings, reunions, meetings, parties, or memorials, whether in a public or private setting. LMAP’s service is free of charge to Ashland and Talent residents.
The plastic waste crisis is an opportunity for the US to get serious about recycling at home (The Conversation, August 17, 2018 )
Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles (The Guardian, 16 April 2018)
7 Ways to Launch Your Own Anti-Plastics Movement by Bibi Farber (EcoWatch, 25 Dec 2017)
A bacterium that degrades and assimilates poly(ethylene terephthalate) by Shosuke Yoshida et al. (Science, 11 Mar 2016