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    Paul Walters

    Bali's Doomed Love Affair With Plastic.
    Bali's Doomed Love Affair With Plastic.Bali is beginning to choke on it’s own success, literally. Nehru once said of Bali, " It is the morning of the world," and one has to agree with that statement as the island was once paradise personified, although in the last decade or so, the...


    Dean Owen
    29/05/2016 #3 Dean Owen
    This is really sad. Just to be clear, in 2008 China made it illegal to give away bags for free. Every supermarket or retail outlet still gives them out, but has to charge. A step in the right direction yes. What we need now if for govt to force beverage companies to find a sustainable alternative to plastic bottles.
    CityVP Manjit
    28/05/2016 #2 CityVP Manjit
    People tend to ignore the kumbaya moment of artists on stage because it absolves them by liking something that their own actions prove they are not invested in. Art has a great role in changing thinking, unfortunately dictators like Hitler knew well the value of art as a tool of influence, but the world needs more than art as a source of influence. If the role of art is to make us think and act differently, for a middle-class person in the West it can be a lifestyle choice - this while emerging economies like China and India decide that it is their turn to bask in material economic glory. Artists point to the future, whereas there are people who present minded and William McDonough's TEDTalk targets his message to the designers of stuff rather than just consumers of it and in so doing makes us think a little more about "cradle to grave design". When combined with art it is a practical message. https://www.ted.com/talks/william_mcdonough_on_cradle_to_cradle_design?language=en The alternative is let nature deliver the message and that alternative of when the plastic hits the fan (or a similiar expression) as the wake up call is more tragedy.
    eronilda silva
    28/05/2016 #1 eronilda silva
    Infelismente esse é um grande problema e que a grande maioria da população mundial finge que não existe. Aqui no Brasil, não muito distante Rio de janeiro, uma cidade considerada a cidade maravilhosa, próxima das ólimpiadas , temos serios problemas em relação ao lixo. Na lagoa Rodrigo de freita, onde os atletas vão participar, está puro lixo. Isso é muito vergonhoso e um assunto que poucos querem resolver.