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Taiwan Is Reducing Single-Use Plastics Everywhere, Except Traditional Markets

A hodgepodge of canvas bags and reused plastic bags fill the lanes of check-out lines at Taiwanese grocery stores, as shoppers dutifully avoid the NT$2 charge for store-issued plastic bags – part of Taiwan’s policy to reduce single-use plastics, which first took effect in 2002. On January 1, 2018, Taiwan took this ban against free plastic bags…

Blockchain is making it easier to invest in renewable energy

I don’t want to know what happens if global temperature increases surpass 2 ºC. Neither do the signatories of the 2016 Paris Agreement, which is why they agreed to “keep a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels”. At the same time, fossil fuels are powering my life. And…

Organic is even better than you thought

The last thirty years were likely the warmest 30-year period over the last 1400 years in the Northern Hemisphere, according to the most recent International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. Sea levels are rising. The amounts of snow and ice on the planet are slowly disappearing, which is reducing global freshwater supply. The atmosphere…