Episode 124. How do Plastics Contribute to Climate Change?
Plastics have become an essential part of our modern lifestyle. They are lightweight, durable and cheap. But here’s the thing…though they offer numerous benefits, plastics originate as fossil fuels and emit greenhouse gases from cradle to grave. Perhaps once we add in their environmental costs, they aren’t a bargain after all.
Recurring Segments Include:
- Good news stories
- One action tip to for you to create change
- A weekly sanity tip to keep you calm(er) in the face of climate overwhelm
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Good News: Exxon Mobil, BP and other large oil companies , announced this week they collectively lost tens of billions of dollars last year, posting their worst performance in years and, for some companies, in decades.
Action Step: Keep track of all the plastic you touch today. Note how much of it is single use. Devise a plan to use an alternative as much as possible.
Sanity Tip: Start taking a bag with you on your jogs, hikes, walks to pick up trash. Plogging is the Swedish fitness trend that combines jogging while picking up trash. Other variations of activity derived from it, such as “taking a palk” (plogging walk) or a “pike” (plogging hike).