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The "North Pacific Waste Vortex"

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A new study has just demonstrated that this floating discharge is 4 to 16 times more extensive than previously estimated.

A mass in permanent growth

A New study published in the Journal Scientific Reports Just show that the area would extend over 1.6 million km², three times the size of mainland France. This surface is 4 to 16 times higher than the estimates of the previous studies. This disparity of the results is mainly due to the difference of the angles of analysis: the first reports focused on the micro plastics while the team of Laurent LeBreton, the main author of the study, took into account all types of Waste present in the mass. National Geographic*

Image: Pacific Convergence Area

 

The center of the GrandvortexNorth Pacific This is a relatively quiet area of ​​the Pacific Ocean, towards which the rotational movement of the vortex brings floating waste. This waste accumulates in Benches. Until recently, these debris of organic nature suffered a biodegradation. Human activities now lead to non-biodegradable debris, such as polymers and boat debris. Plastic materials are degraded in smaller pieces and particles, but these are only very slowly metabolized by living beings. The photodegradation of plastics leads to the production of polluting waste, harmful to the marine environment .. | Wikipedia *

 

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A malus bonus to encourage plastic recycling

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By Planet Panda | Updated on 14/08/2018 at 13:45

 

The government, which aims at a goal of 100% recycled plastics in 2025, To encourage consumers to favor products made from recycled plastic.

A system that will be put in place starting in 2019

 

"Tomorrow, when there will be the choice between two bottles, a recycled plastic made and the other No, the first will be cheaper"

The goal is to arrive in 2025 to 100% recycled plastics. It was a campaign promise of Emmanuel Macron. Currently, only a quarter of plastic packaging are recycled, according to a study published in March by 60 million consumers, which emphasized that many other types of products, such as toys, can not even be.


To mobilize consumers "the government"will deploy a malus bonus system up to 10% of the price of productsAn announcement brown pears whose minister of guardianship is Nicolas Hulot. However, it does not specify in what proportion the device would lower the cost of recycled plastic objects and would fall into that of those that are not. "We want to activate it as early as 2019 and bring it up in power," she adds.
The Bonus-Malus is "a logic in which we find ourselves," reacted Sunday with AFP Emmanuel Guichard, General Delegate of the French Federation of Plastic Packaging (Elipso). It is still necessary that the alternatives to the plastic exist, does it shade. "On the yogurt pot, there is now no recycled plastic."

A drop in VAT on recycling

In addition, the Government's plan for plastics recycling will go through a decline in VAT on the recycling and rising TGAP (general tax on polluting activities) on landfill, as announced by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe. In April, recalls brown pears. "We need to display a clear tax trajectory for the next few years to enable communities and citizens to adapt, without this weighing on the finances of cities that are committing," she says.

Straws and plastic sticks soon prohibited

Another leverage already announced, and that the government intends to operate soon: the prohibition of single-use products, such as straws and plastic sticks. "In early 2019 (...) we will specify the list of single-use products we want to prohibit" and this removal of "superfluous or substitutable uses" will be implemented "by 1 January 2020", points out Brunette pearson. JDD, however, stating that the government wants to collaborate with industrialists rather than immediately ban certain products. "If in two years the account is not there, then we will go to the rules", ensures the Secretary of State.

Extract from Figaro on 12/08/2018
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Make the choice of the planet!

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We have to take action!

For twenty years, scientists have informed us and get us used to these realities:

  • Atmospheric pollution, waters, soils ...
  • Global warming…
  • Natural disasters...

And try to make us change habits for:

  • The protection of the environment…
  • The recycling
  • Sustainable energy,
  • Respect for nature ...

This reality is not just a trend, but really requires a rapid change in our lifestyle and consumption habits.

Do you think you can not do anything on your scale?

FALSE !

You can tell plastic stop and take action about you!

How to do concretely?

Our consumption choices, even at a single individual level, greatly influence our environment.

If we stop believing that our individual action is not significant at the global scale, so things would really start changing!

Make the choice to consume ... Responsible

Yes, every day you buy lots of things.

Food, everyday objects.

There is a multitude of options.

You have the choice.

You choose according to your values, your convictions.

Your budget.

But do you make your selections thinking about the land that is severely impacted?

You know, your choices are counting.

It's our health at all who is in danger.

A responsible choice!

We decided to make choices. For us, for you.

With a permanent concern: the protection of nature.

 

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