So there are about a billion cows on earth, and they produce methane as part of their digestive process. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas. BUT, it turns out if you add pink seaweed to their diet it eliminates methane production in cattle. Amazing.
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.
That’s right. It would be cheaper to go green.
The report can be found here.
Why are we not doing this? Hmmm.
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.
Packaging and convenience bags are a growing problem. What is the solution?
Essentially particles of solid and liquid matter suspended in air. Air pollution if you like.
This may be a bad idea…