Ultimate Battle, Plastic Vs Climate Change

 

The battle to save the environment has many crusaders: governments, companies, and billionaire environmentalists seeking to make significant change. Zero-emission transportation, along with new green, environmentally friendly based products and packaging materials are just a few advances towards giving us freedom from fossil fuels.

From an individual’s perspective, you and me, find a cause, usually one close to heart, and try to make a change. We all seek out things which makes us feel better. Causes have now moved toward the environment clean up and long term sustainability.  From zero-waste lifestyles to local area clean-up communities. We pick a side and group and it feels good when others share our likes and concerns.

Environmental issues affect us all.

 

The pollution and damage caused worldwide by single-use plastics is shocking.  Marine and wildlife have perished in the millions and is found in the most remote of places. GHG (Green House Gas) emissions cause global warming which fuels climate change that is now making us experience freak weather patterns, powerful wildfiresand storms that grow ever more destructive and it’s just the start.

Both plastic and climate change are worldwide issues that are affecting the environment. But which of the two presents the greatest danger to me, my family, loved ones, and community is the question that concerns me the most.

So what do we do? Which side should you pick?

Can you afford to pick a side?

Should you? And is there a winning or losing side?

So here it is super simple,

minus complex jargon.

 

Conclusion on Plastic;

Plastic is not the problem. It’s certain single-use plastics that are the problem. The lack of foresight, proper governance, procedures, regulations and tracking systems, has resulted in a failed and broken system. We are past the point of no return with no solution in sight.

Simply put, all the time and effort you make to recycle, your waste correctly at home, would MAKE NO DIFFERENCE because as it moves through the systems in place, it would with almost certainly be either shipped overseas, landfilled or incinerated.

While approx 300 million tons are produced yearly, only about 9% of all plastic ever produced has been recycled. We are past the point of being able to collect and pile it all up, but if that ever happens, it would create a new continent, as there is no real way to get rid of plastic on any large scale presently without causing more pollution. Micro-plastics, are the tiny particles of various products that break down, they do not decompose and are now found everywhere. There is no science we have to date that can solve plastic pollution.

Reduction or eliminating products which are not environmentally friendly or reusable seems to be the best option till date, till some science-fiction solution is devised. 

Conclusion on Climate Change;

From Governments to corporations and businesses, the shift towards greener zero-emission platforms is quickly gaining ground. This is to address the GHG emissions and climate change issues, which would create bigger localized problems to deal with such as the devastation caused by natural disasters, hurricanes, floods and wildfires that have killed and displaced thousands and resulted in billions in damages.

The UN report states that we have about 15 years left to reduce or stop GHG emissions. Older regulation has in some manner helped control emissions and new advances in technology, better capture process and with larger groups of people converting to lower carbon footprint lifestyles change is on the way. 

Our lifestyle moving forward should be focused on fixing and reusing items, reducing single-use plastics, and adopting greener alternatives. But we can’t fight the plastic problem and natural disasters together.

Climate change caused by global warming will cause catastrophic storms, food, and water shortages, and mass migration due to rising sea levels to name a few problems, and will alter the way you live.

When faced with two problems, logic states priority should be given to the issue that presents the greater threat and which can reach an achievable solution.

GHG emissions can be lowered with unified effort while plastic pollution has No Visible Solution presently.

For this reason:

The Winner Is Climate Change

The best fight you and me can give to combat climate change is by separating your organic waste, making sure they do not contaminate other material’s rendering everything garbage to be dumped in a landfill and cause GHG emissions. You may say “I already do my part, thank you

 

 

But it’s not enough, we have to do more, educate more, talk to our neighbors, we have to make it so there is no excuse to not separate organics. We have to pull more than our share to compensate for others, whose concerns are about daily living rather than sustainable living.

Two of the biggest hurdles facing residential waste management are low participation rates and improper sorting

Low  participation:

Yuck or ick factors are common terms used to describe the bad smell or odors caused by dirty messy liquids, maggots and bugs crawling all over, nasty bins with stubborn rotting waste matter stuck to the walls attract pests and rodents and can spread disease, These issues along with so many others make washing out bins a frequent disgusting chore. These issues stop people from using their bins effectively or at all.

To manage this, we have additional bins in the garage, which we line with a bag and dispose of it in the city provided wheelie bins when full.

This makes it easy for us to dump waste or all kinds and creates low participation and contaminated waste that ends up in landfills or gets incinerated. Studies show organics make up about 30-40% of all waste found in garbage bags.


Improper sorting:

The environment can wait; we are too busy with work, kids, chores, and life. Convenience is always a factor to be considered when managing waste and often the cause of improper sorting.

Separating organic matter is becoming part of our lives. New awareness campaigns, new regulations, enforcement procedures, and penalties going forward will be used to improve sorting rates within residential zones.

Additionally, removal or elimination of any barriers that prevent residents from separating waste, helps create a better recovery system.

So what if there were no longer yucky problems

Disposing waste is mess and hassle-free

Would you make an effort and separate your organics?

Would that make you do the right thing?

If everything to help you do the right thing and sort your waste was handed to you, no dirty bins to clean, No bad-smelling bins, you also save time and money and improve hygiene.

What excuse would you use to not separate?

Easy Hassle-Free Clean Bins

Bagez was created to take away the nastiness and work related to disposing of waste. With no yucky bins to deal with, separating waste, does not become a stinky nasty problem. Without the concern of having a regularly dirty bin, you can now easily sort and discard your waste.

Bagez makes it possible to fit smaller sized bags in your bins. Your waste can be now disposed of directly, into bags secured firmly by Bagez. When your waste is collected weekly all of it is taken away in the bag, leaving you with fresh clean bins.

Bagez allows you to easily replace bags as needed when they reach capacity, and you never have to lift heavy bags and risk them splitting.

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The best thing about Bagez is its versatility. It can be used almost anywhere to turn bags into bins, making it easy for us to manage and dispose of waste where ever we want. It’s durable, super easy to use, and will offer years of service.

Helping the environment is the responsibility of each and every one of us, and it does not have to be hard and difficult. Bagez allows us to help the environment, quickly, easily and without any work. To make it easier on you, Bagez comes in three sizes ( Small, Medium and Large). 

Help share the convenience for a greener tomorrow.

 

 

 

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