Paul Walters
28/5/2016 · 5 min read · +500 · 1
Bali's Doomed Love Affair With Plastic.

Bali's Doomed Love Affair With Plastic.

Bali is beginning tochoke on it’s own success, literally. Nehru once said of Bali, " It is the morning of the world," and onehas to agree with that statement as the island was once paradise personified,although in the last decade or so, the...

Dean Owen

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.

29/5/2016
CityVP 🐝 Manjit

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.

28/5/2016

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