Profit seeking always works until a certain point, and then the apparently positive trends begin to reverse, exposing the negative and agendas. That is why and how we make sense of what is actually truly happening. Thanks to the Law of Polarity!
Let’s remain realistic, the European-Bioplastic link is definitely pro-corporatism, and Earth Custodians are excellent at reading between the lines.
The planetary plastic pollution issue seems to have caught the mainstream by surprise recently. And editorials about it seem to be almost everywhere these days. Some organizations even come up with provocative solutions, although none of them offer any long-term solutions. Cutting cut down plastic pollution at the consumer level is key, even if bioplastics are more and more used in the distant future. Yes distant… and here is why…
It does now also appear that bio-plastic could offer a huge relief, and even more astonishing bioplastics could have been used DECADES ago, and prevented our massive pollution. But why bioplastics have had so little attention in the first place… follow the money… profit seeking. Simple.
Bioplastics are plastics derived from renewable biomass sources, such as vegetable fats and oils, corn starch, straw, woodchips, food waste, etc…. Not all bioplastics are biodegradable… Their usage is favourable only if supported by specific regulations limiting the usage of conventional plastics……Bio-based plastics are predicted to make up 5% of all manufactured plastics in 2020, and 40% of all manufactured plastics in 2030.…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bioplastic
Unfortunately, regulators and lawmakers only do and say what corporations tell them to. If conventional plastic is cheaper, let the free market decide!
Well it is all obvious by now that we must really think deeply BEFORE unleashing a discovery or invention. But the oil industry was already so powerful that there was no discussion at all. If wiki is correct, please also notice the “slow motion transition” toward bioplastics, which is dictated by the market forces again. Switching to bioplastics overnight would cause a world crash, as you may guess.
In a money-free society that would never happen because the market would not overproduce and nor be in hands of cartels.
EC have established numerous times that profit seeking makes humans shortsighted because stock exchanges only deal with corporate quarterly reports regardless of the long-term consequences. Bioplastic is such a case. It was and still is deemed too expensive.
The few lines below shed light on the dire consequences of the “money making mentality”. That money does not decide anything but Nature, and that when monetarism comes before Nature, we end up destroying the latter.
Wealth only extracts its power from ignorance. Case proven again!
This free market experiment highlights many others. Now that the crisis is out in the open, can no longer be hidden, bioplastics are suddenly gaining attention, corporations also willing to win people’s trust of course.
But consumers do not know that bioplastic was already available in 1897,which is a milk-based bioplastic that was created by German chemists and still made today. (see wiki link, scroll down) If the free market economy was for real, the industry would have developed other bioplastics as it is clear that milk alone cannot be the only source . But still the concept was out there waiting to be developed.
So now let’s get ready to spread the word far and wide about a money-free society!
*The cost of research and development still makes up for a share of investment in bioplastics and has an impact on material and product prices. Additionally, the currently low oil prices are making it difficult for bioplastics to achieve competitive pricing levels compared to conventional plastics at present. However, prices have continuously been decreasing over the past decade. As more companies and brands are switching to bio-based plastics, and as production capacities are rising, supply chains and processes are becoming more efficient, and prices have come down significantly. With rising demand and more efficient production processes, increasing volumes of bioplastics on the market and oil prices expected to rise again, the costs for bioplastics will soon be comparable with those for conventional plastic prices.
Moreover, specific material properties of bioplastic materials can allow for a reduction of the overall volumes of materials needed for a product or application as well as for cost reduction in the use or end-of-life phase. Already today, there are several examples of cost competitive bioplastic materials and products. https://www.european-bioplastics.org/faq-items/how-are-costs-for-bioplastics-developing/*
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Nations across the globe are beginning to suffer from waste build-up, after China stopped importing recyclable garbage this year. Japan has become the latest country reporting severe recycling industry overload.
(The nuclear energy is another scam, all what mattered for decades long were profits)
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