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This is a great article and subject that is not talked about enough. I’m on a cruise ship gig currently and craft services from the ship just gives us plastic bottles of water everyday. Thanks for putting together this list of resources!


Blueshape battery company posted about their initiatives in October of ’22. They deleted the original post but they replied to me


Obviously we are doing our part with invest on solar panel for mega Watt per year, using 1/4 of it and the giving the surplus to the public power grid. Are some other brand in this field pursuing the same effort? Our package: not 100% recycle but we erased the plastic foam

Andrew Smith

There’s no science component in arts degrees and their ilk. The first thing a science mind would do is to view everything in its proper context and perspective.

If there was no detectable difference in worldwide CO2 levels during the pandemic when everything shut down including almost all airline travel, then futzing about with this stuff doesn’t even bear thinking about. Give me a blockbuster instead any day.


That would indicate the opposite; that humans themselves, not airline travel, are generating the CO2, hence why it didn’t fall. Are you claiming that we should do nothing at all?

Don Starnes

We increase the atmospheric carbon level with waste and could decrease it by increasing arable land. Futzing about with this stuff lessens waste. Worldwide CO2 levels remained stable during the pandemic because, although we wasted a bit less, we did almost nothing to sequester what was already there. What bears thinking about is how you can waste less and help increase arable land.

Science: carbon is a highly reactive substance; it makes stable compounds, which tend to stay put– unless you disrupt them. Vaporous carbon (CO2, methane, etc.) tends to stay in the air unless it encounters arable land to sequester it. We’ve desertified 75% of arable land, according to the European Commission’s World Atlas of Desertification. This is mostly by plowing (agriculture in dirt “deserts”) and suburbanization.

What to do? Learn where your stuff comes from and where it goes when you’re done with it. Evaluate the great cost and tiny benefit of your waste and waste less. Use your government to advocate for proven, well known ways to increase arable land (carbon sequestration farming, green urban planning, etc.). Vote with your wallet as well as your ballot box and buy the better alternatives to wasteful, environment destroying junk. It shouldn’t be all that hard for you to do.

Andrew Smith

We breathe in Oxygen and exhale CO2, and this remains a constant. Plant life uses CO2 in photosynthesis to live. If there is an increase in CO2 then the vegetation will respond with increased growth. It’s an ecosystem process that looks after itself as it always has. Indeed, flower growers artificially increase CO2 levels (within enclosed greenhouse structures) to increase the rate of growth in order to meet specific market timings.

Carbon dioxide is actually a very good thing and plants absolutely love it.

In terms of ‘millions of years’ evolutionary time periods, we’ve had prior eras of much higher CO2 levels than there are today and the plant life did abundantly well and we all survived.

If I was going to stir you up, I’d point out that this might just happen to be the source of where all the coal came from and therefore it’s perfectly okay to burn it as we’re merely returning the CO2 to the atmosphere where it rightly belongs.


This science mind sees all the data on the plastic in the oceans. (See Garbage Patch) This article and the above comments have references to reducing use of plastic bottles, a contributor to plastic waste. Changing to a reusable water container doesn’t impact the blockbuster at all.
This article is a great list of ideas and references, every little step helps.