All this rave about Clie-mate Change ,and the people as usual jump off the deep end.
Poor Hygiene practice and mismanaged waste is a huge problem and challenge to overcome .
But at leasts its actually achievable.
Removal of fossil fuels is just not achievable with out solid infastructures and technology to replace it ,common sence.
All these people who protest against fossil fuels are still using the technology they fight to abolish.
Hypocritical if you ask any logical thinking adult.
We men and women of planet earth are a Filthy bunch and its damn time we cleaned up our act and these protesting parties argue gas, oil and fossil fuels as the biggest issues about our climate ???
Mismanaged waste is causing hundreds of thousands of people to die each year in the developing world from easily preventable causes, and plastic waste is adding a new and dangerous dimension to the problem, a report has found.
Municipal waste frequently goes uncollected in poorer countries and its buildup fuels the spread of disease.
Between 400,000 and 1 million people are dying as a result of such mismanaged waste, according to the charity Tearfund.
While mismanaged waste has been a problem for decades, the growth of plastic pollution, , which does not break down in the environment, is adding a fresh set of problems to an already dire situation.
Plastic waste is blocking waterways and causing flooding, which in turn spreads waterborne diseases.
When people burn the waste to get rid of it, it releases harmful toxins and causes air pollution.
When some plastics deteriorate, they can leach harmful chemicals into the environment and break down into microplastics, with effects that are still poorly understood and largely undocumented in poorer countries.
Its obvious this mismanagement of waste is a world problem as no system currently operating in the world is managing these issues correctly.
Sir David Attenborough, whose Blue Planet II series drew global attention to the problem of plastic waste, called for urgent action from the companies responsible for producing plastic that then turns into waste, and for support to help countries struggling against the tide of pollution.
“It’s high time we turned our attention fully to one of the most pressing problems of today – averting the plastic pollution crisis – not only for the health of our planet, but for the wellbeing of people around the world,” he said. “This report is one of the first to highlight the impacts of plastic pollution not just on wildlife but also on the world’s poorest people.”
Among the other harmful impacts of plastic pollution in poorer countries are the loss of fishing, as marine animals ingest the plastic; damage to agriculture, as up to a third of cattle and half of goats in developing countries have consumed significant amounts of plastic, harming their health as it leads to potentially fatal bloating; and large amounts of plastic waste washing up on shorelines and coral reefs deterring tourists, on whom many poorer countries rely.
While most attention has focused on the effects of marine plastic pollution in the natural world, its effects on people are equally problematic. About 8m tonnes of plastic waste are dumped into the seas each year, according to the UN, and there are few ways of retrieving it.
There are solutions to these problems and solutions if managed correctly would clean up our earth for generations to come.
Hemp used to replace plastic
Hemp grows prolifically, making it an extremely efficient crop for these sustainable plastics known as ‘bioplastics’.
They are lightweight, biodegradable and can replace many petrochemical plastics (oil-based plastics).
Hemp plastics and other hemp products can reduce the greenhouse effect by ‘locking in’ carbon.HEMP PLASTIC – BENEFITS, USES & CHARACTERISTICS
It is clear that our overuse of plastics in everyday life is having a devastating impact on our planet. Most plastics produced today are made using petroleum-based compounds that release unhealthy gases into the atmosphere.
Waste solutions are inefficient, and harmful by-products toxify our land, water and wildlife.
It is estimated between 250 to 300 million tonnes of plastics are manufactured every year.
10% of plastics are recycled; the rest of it goes to landfills or ends up as litter in the environment.
At a time of unprecedented climate change and accelerating extinction risk, we need to establish eco-friendly approaches to plastic to help reduce our negative footprint on this planet.
This will be no easy feat.
Bioplastics are plastics derived from renewable biomass sources. Depending on the manufacturing process they can be biodegradable, 100% toxic free, and sustainably produced.
The idea for bioplastics is nothing new, but has been largely ignored for its cheaper, petroleum-based alternatives.
“Bioplastics have far less impact on the environment, with studies showing bioplastics can reduce CO2 emissions by 30-80% compared to traditional plastics.”
Bioplastics can be used for a huge number of disposable items including packaging, bowls, cutlery, straws, bags and bottles. These plastics can also be used for non-disposable items such as mobiles, piping, cars and more.
Resources used in bioplastics have far less impact on the environment, with studies showing they can reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 30-80% compared to traditional plastics.
In addition, bioplastics can originate from carbon-negative resources (such as hemp) – giving a permanent removal of the greenhouse gas CO2 from Earth’s atmosphere.
Hemp bioplastic is an affordable, natural fibre composite that can be used to replace oil-based materials. Biodegradable, recyclable and toxin-free – hemp bioplastic can help address many pressing environmental issues.
Hemp plastics are made from the stalk of the plant. The stalk provides a high cellulose count which is required for the plastic construction, providing both strength and flexibility.
Cellulose is the most plentiful organic polymer found on Earth, and plays a fundamental role in the cell walls of plants and many algae species.
Hemp contains around 65-70% cellulose compared to wood 40%, flax 65-75%, and cotton up to 90%.
What makes hemp really shine is its high cellulose count combined with its favourable growing characteristics and low environmental impact.
From seed to harvest (10-15ft tall), hemp plants take just 3-4 months to grow. Commonly referred to as “weed” for a reason, the hemp plant grows incredibly fast, and has adapted to grow on every continent except Antarctica.
Hemp plants are experts at absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere, this helping them to grow quickly and outpace competing plants.
Hemp plants also require fewer pesticides, fertilisers and water than other bioplastic resources such as cotton and wood, providing a more environmentally friendly, low maintenance crop.
Dope Fact: Hemp plants are known to absorb as much as 4x the amount of CO2 from the atmosphere as trees, while growing in a fraction of the time.
Then theres solar power.
Solar technology is a great alternative for homes and small business and should be made as affordable to access as a can of coke by now.
The Benefits of solar power in
Our sunburnt country is huge ,the perfect place for solar power and there are many benefits of ‘going solar’off the grid or on the grid.
Its Better for the environment.
Solar electricity is one way to power your home or business that benefits the environment.
There are no direct greenhouse gas emissions because the electricity is made from sunlight rather than burning fossil fuels.
Sunlight is a renewable energy source, meaning we will never run out of it. Coal and gas are fossil fuels and will eventually run out. And in our sunny state there’s plenty of sunshine all year round.
Once you install solar panels on your roof, they convert sunlight into electricity cleanly and quietlyGive your property more appeal
Solar power is in great demand and around one in four homes already has it in regional Queensland.
If you decide to sell or rent out your home or business premises, a solar photovoltaic (PV) system is a popular feature and may add market value.
Grid-connected solar PV systems are generally very low maintenance.
With occasional cleaning and a regular health-check by a licensed electrical contractor, solar panels should last around 25 years.
It is likely the inverter will need to be replaced at least once in that time.
The Australian Government offers financial incentives through the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme, where you are issued with tradable certificates for eligible solar PV systems.
These schemes need to be larger with better insensitives to get every home in the country running on free power.
After all these days power is as much a necessity as water food and shelter.
8 benefits of solar energy that aren’t quite as obvious but just as important
PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS, SOLAR ENERGY
We all know that solar energy is an unlimited renewable energy source that doesn’t produce CO2 emissions or other gases, because it doesn’t consume fuel or require other resources, such as water or wind. This is one aspect that makes it one of the most interesting systems for producing energy from the environmental perspective. But there are other benefits of solar energy that aren’t quite as obvious but are just as important when choosing one system or another. Here are a few:
1. Zero energy-production costs
As we mentioned before, solar energy doesn’t require any outside supply to work, so its maintenance and energy production costs are practically zero.
The only cost associated with the use of solar energy is the manufacture and installation of the components. This means that despite the large initial investment, there are no additional costs associated with its use, so the installation is recovered quickly.
2. Less energy lost during long-distance transport
Losses during transport and distribution of energy increase with the distance between the production and supply points. Although these losses are not very large, they do affect the performance of the installation in densely-populated areas.
On the other hand, with the individual installation of photovoltaic panels on rooftops, the distances are drastically reduced, increasing the efficiency of the electrical system.
3. Versatile installation
The easy and simplicity of the installation means that it can be installed almost anywhere, taking advantage of both vertical and horizontal spaces with no specific use.
This aspect, along with the modularity and flexibility of the system, facilitates the installation of small-scale solar projects with the added advantage that the installation can be expanded depending on the needs at any given time.
But the most interesting advantage is the possibility of providing electricity in remote locations, where the cost of installing electrical distribution lines is too high or unfeasible.4. Energy production coincides with the times of maximum demand
The periods with the highest energy demand are concentrated in the time slots between 11:00 and 16:00 and to a lesser extent, from 20:00 to 23:00. In systems based on the constant production of energy by power plants, the price of energy increases sharply during times of peak demand.
With solar energy, on the other hand, energy production reaches its maximum during the period of the day when demand is highest. In fact, in electricity markets with large-scale solar energy production, the additional supply of energy during peak times may reduce electricity prices during the mid-day time periods to levels similar to those of the night-time hours.
5. Impact on the environment
The production of solar energy doesn’t generate noise pollution, which is an important aspect to take into account for installations in urban areas. It also doesn’t generate any waste because it doesn’t need maintenance and its lifetime is far longer than other energy-production systems. In fact, solar panels are designed to withstand the impact of the environment in extreme weather situations.
6. Improved security of the power grid
This is an important indirect benefit that has a direct impact on the efficiency of the power grid in the case of the common problems of blackouts and voltage dips. The possibility of introducing solar power from thousands or even millions of individual energy-production centres improves the security on the power grid against overloads or fires in transformer substations
7. Economic savings
The production of clean energy from the sun significantly reduces costs, because it is an inexhaustible source of energy that isn’t subject to market fluctuations or the effects generated by speculation. As mentioned before, it requires a significant initial investment that is offset by the rapid amortisation of the investment.
And most importantly, it is an unlimited and continuous source of energy that doesn’t require any additional maintenance or usage costs.
Nevertheless, the latest technological advances point towards a significant drop in the prices of the components required to manufacture the panels, which will translate into more efficient and affordable solar cells.
8. Economic impact
Lastly, most of the costs of the system come from the installation of the solar panels themselves, which promotes local job creation. The widespread use of these systems therefore promotes job creation and has a positive impact on the economy in the area.
Its time these fools concentrated on achievable goals for a change.
There are solutions that are able to be achieved.
The only thing holding them back is big business ,corrupt Corporations and Slack corrupt Government.