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Plastic everywhere

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Two recent articles about plastic deserve comparison. Together they show that green capitalism is a mirage, and capitalism is blasting forward at full throttle to kill the planet.

DK


Published on Tuesday, December 26, 2017
by Common Dreams
Oil Giants Invest $180B in Plastics, Propelling Oceans Toward 'Near-Permanent' Pollution
"We could be locking in decades of expanded plastics production at precisely the time the world is realizing we should use far less of it."
By Julia Conley, staff writer
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Published by theguardian
September 17, 2017
Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals
Exclusive: Tests show billions of people globally are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, with 83% of samples found to be polluted

Excerpt:

"The US had the highest contamination rate, at 94%, with plastic fibres found in tap water sampled at sites including Congress buildings, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s headquarters, and Trump Tower in New York. Lebanon and India had the next highest rates."
 
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