Earthshot Project (Page 2)
IamJooe: @Zhang - thank you for this excellent piece of work it is accurate and beautifully writen and put together.i will make sure everyone comes to read
IamJooe: ANNOUNCEMENT - Zhang Xiu Ying - Is now leader/incharge of plastics/recycling work within the group
Any one wishing to help her who has an interest in plastics and recycling talk to zhang
home15: the solution is to arrange the garbage, since we are going to recycle , then go recyle, we even buy garbage from oversea (smilingkiss)
IamJooe: Home myself and wolfeiy have been working on an idea for a renewable energy based mobile android game - we have got a few ideas but we are focused on a game with a town as the background, a town with a poor carbon footprint, the player will have to use in game resources to monitor and upgrade various parts of the town to make it carbon friendly - for more info ask myself or home - or drop int the information technology chat room
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Judi_: "the solution is to arrange the garbage, since we are going to recycle , then go recyle, we even buy garbage from oversea (smilingkiss)"
Arranging garbage is a part of recycling. In plastic one of the issue is some plastics are not recyclables.
Unlike glass and metal which can be recycled infinitely without losing quality or purity, Every time a plastic is recycling it becomes harder to recycle next time.
ZykraCosmos: Wouldn't accepting plastics for recycling from other countries around the world contribute a lot to CO2 emissions from transport? Why not make a model for recycling and then sell that model to governments around the world? Collection of materials or organized drop-offs must be part of the plan. And while we're at it, maybe we could come up with an efficient recycling plant design which also has recycled products being produced on site, so that the materials don't have to be transported again. Sorting for recycling is not as difficult as designing products that can be made from the recycled materials. There needs to be a demand for the product, which could involve a marketing strategy. And finally, there must be a coordinated plan to convince companies that create plastic products to make them 100% recyclable, along with phasing out single-use products.
Judi_: Noted, burning diesel fuels produces harmful greenhouse gases that are causing climate change
Almost all manufacturering cause CO2 emissions (btw the irony of manufacturing solar panel is CO2 and Silicon tetrachloride a highly toxic, killing plants and animals).
As stated in my previous post some of the current solutions already in process:-
1)Recycle plastics 2)Biodegradable plastics 3)Reduced single use plastic 4)Returning plastic packaging back to the companies 5) Turning plastic to fuel (not up and running yet).
I am trying to brainstorm solution/s for plastics 3R. Something that can be put into practice, as was stated by SatBattra(post 16th line 3), something DOABLE.
Something (completely stop using SUPB, specifically small SUPB for fruit and vegetables.) that will be practice in real life whether we win in this project or not, long after this project is long gone.
I wise I can turn plastics into healthy foods, fresh air and water and green energy all at the same time.
1) Using it in road construction. ...
2) Litteratti App. ...
3) Biodegradable 6 pack rings. ...
4) Biodegradable plastics. ...
5) Edible water bottles. ...
6) Plastic Eating Mushrooms. ...
7) Eco-Bricks. ...
8) 3D Printing Street Furniture.
10) Using it as fuel
AwesomeAries: Have you considered systems thinking for your ecological venture ? Or would this be the new world ?
IamJooe: This work on recycling by you guys is amazing! absolutely thrilled with this!
You Know, i did have a thought just gonna throw it out there..its a little bit far out but im gonna say it..if somehow..they would stop making ALL plastics, and only manufactured say the top 25 things that are made out of plastic, in mass amounts, and then from there on we would never need to destroy or recycle plastic it could just be collected and cleaned? tell me what ya think is this a realistic idea?
Judi_: Jooe yes, that would be part of reducing and completely stop single used plastic (SUP) and not just bags.
25 items would be too little as almost everything have plastic components.
Maybe some items have to be single or limited use plastic....like medical injection.
Judi_: AwesomeAries thanks, I'm looking into systems thinking and trying to use it.
Systems thinking involves:
*Understand the big picture
*Identify or clarify a problem
*Enhance creative discussion
*Promote inquiry and challenge preconceived ideas
*Bring out the validity of multiple perspectives
*Make assumptions explicit (confirms it is true or false)
*What are major issues and factors
*Figure out the causes of problems/issues
*Specify problems patterns
*Eliminate Bloat (unnecessary issues?)
Judi_: home, I am currently focusing on SUPB, specifically for the fruits and vegetables in supermarkets. Read post 25th paragraph 10th onward.
The free resuable bag will be provided by the
supermarkets (whichever businesses) as already been proven successful with the reusable carrier bags.
My focus is then how to campaign for them to do it now rather than later.
So yes my focus is narrow and single minded. I am however aware of the possibility of (almost) total bans on SUP (in all possible areas).
Judi_: Earthshot Project can be a global (most likely just UK) platform to accelerate others to support and practice banning on SUPB in their areas.
I myself could announce or have both direct "letters" communication via email with all 4 major supermarkets here to do away with SUPB "now".
As well as an open letter in community newspapers as I'm sure I'm not the only one who can't wait for total ban.
How about by this time next year, there is no longer SUPB in my community? I think that is doable.
And next globally the whole world?
ZykraCosmos: Zhang Xiu Ying, I salute you on your progress and contributions. I will do what I can to assist in any and all of your efforts. Even if it is just busy work that you need someone to take care of.