This is a game changer. A new report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) estimates the cost of subsidizing a full transition to clean energy, and comes out with a figure that is only 10-30% of the subsidy presently given to the planet-destroying fossil fuel industries.
Although I’ve got a couple Aldi totes that have to have hundreds of prior uses.
You’d need to use an organic cotton tote bag 20,000 times to get the same environmental impact as a plastic disposable bag. Plastic bags are an environmental nightmare, but it looks like the other options may be worse. I think grocery retailers should have to take back plastic bags and recycle them.
This morning Space X launched a Dragon crew module to the International Space Station. Aboard was only a dummy in a spacesuit loaded with sensors. If all goes well, and so far it has, This will be how American astronauts get to the ISS soon.