Five Important Questions Regarding The Plastic Ban

This week, the EU banned single-use plastic. It is said to become effective in 2021. Most single-use plastic, namely 40%, is used for packaging and less than one-fifth of the total amount of plastic is being recycled. The majority of the European Parliament voted for the plastic ban (571-53) (National Geographic, 2018). Here are the… Continue reading Five Important Questions Regarding The Plastic Ban

Summary and comment on the IPCC report

One week ago today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published their report on global warming with the long name of „Global Warming of 1.5°C, an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response… Continue reading Summary and comment on the IPCC report

PCB is in the ocean – and it’s killing our orcas

PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls) is a chemical which was among others used in paints, adhesives and transformers until they got banned in the late 1970s due to its toxic and carcinogenic behaviour (The Guardian, 2018). Although the production of the persistent PCB has stopped, it is still circulating in the atmosphere, the oceans and soil and… Continue reading PCB is in the ocean – and it’s killing our orcas