Just for today, because it’s #WATWB day, I’m going to pretend my socially liberal, economically conservative, and environmental values are not imperiled now more than ever, that the Supreme Court is not about to swerve fervently to the right, that immigrant families will be treated with more kindness and less animosity, in addition to not being separated at the border, and that the Bill of Rights survives the ever-deepening and widening plutocratic state of the Union. Just for today.
And when I wake up tomorrow from my dream and realize that there’s still much work to do, I’ll have the following stories to keep me sane and centered. Thank God for small miracles.
First. Picnicking this summer? Then read this story about how the EU is both banning plastic and creating a more robust market for recycled plastics in an effort to make the world a more sustainable place. Yay, EU!
Here’s another story about how India’s fisherman are pulling plastic out of the ocean and creating roads with the refuse. With help from a few government agencies and a bunch of local women, the boat owners in the fishing town of Kollam have started the first recycling center in the area. So far they’ve collected 71 tons of plastic! Go fish!
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