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I am a mystic madman, a wandering wildman, scholar of esoterica, dilettante sadhu, dready-headed hippie (only have a few jata on the back of my head right now, though more be forming of this third set of knotted hair), gentle yogi, fierce foe of falsity. I was a preacher, but I renounced that. I was married, but she renounced me. I was a grad student at one of the top universities in the world on my way to becoming a professor, but I realized they taught lies there too. I am protector of souls, lover of mountains, smoker of herb, fond of hot springs, oceans and lakes and rivers and rain and sunshine, devotee of Devi.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

China's Beats America in at Least one Environmental Policy



If you have been keeping up with my blog posts, you ought to know I have a big issue with plastic bags. Though I will admit to using (and then re-using) plastic bags to some small degree (as alternatives are generally unavailable here and I am exceedingly poor--I mostly use grocery bags for trash bags, and try to atone for this use of a major polluter by picking up Safeway or Walmart bags whenever I chance notice one dangling in a tree or floating by on its way to kill marine life), in general in our world they are a terrible pollutant, as the massive swirls of plastic trash in the Pacific attest.



Well, of all the nations to be a leader in anything environmental, China has banned these hazards to marine life and major non-biodegradable litter nuissance, and has reported a 66% decrease in the use of plastic bags!



For whatever can and should be said regarding China's excessive use of extremely polluting coal-fired power plants, at least they have made a move to eliminate one significant source of wildlife harming pollution by reducing the use of the plastic bag.

http://www.worldwatch.org/node/6167

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