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Getting Past the Plastic: Exploring Fossil-Free Alternatives

Marc-Antoni

Originally from Montreal, I'm a motivated Canadian deeply committed towards implementing and communicating sustainability. Although things look dire, there's still time to act! To that effect, I'm more than happy to collaborate in order to help advance the sustainability transformation. Now living in Tokyo, I'm ready and willing to reach across countries and time zones to help realize positive change.

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  1. Well, there remains the problem of the already-disposed-of plastic that is filling landfills and polluting the oceans. There is the option of waste-to-energy plants that have some potential. I disapprove of any single-use packaging, myself, whether of hydrocarbons or fungus. We are far too wasteful. The packaging raises the price of everything and sometimes costs more than the items within. Think bottled water. Think McDonalds.

    • Marc-Antoni says:

      You’re absolutely right, there is a definitive need to cut back on our day-to-day consumption and diminish the disposable culture, however it is not contrary to finding alternatives to plastic. Indeed there is so much in our oceans and landfills to begin with, but thankfully there are ideas in that department as well:) I’ve shared recently on my FB page about some young entrepreneurs who had created a system to help pick out the plastic in our oceans. No an all encompassing solution to be sure, but a valid contribution nonetheless, as we work towards shifting our culture and social consciousness.

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  2. April 12, 2018

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  3. May 27, 2018

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  4. October 1, 2018

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  5. October 29, 2018

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  6. November 30, 2018

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  7. December 15, 2018

    […] and the time to think out the problems. Question the status quo and consider alternatives (see also Alternative Plastics). I’m confident that we can work this one out together, and I’m happy to share some […]

  8. March 26, 2019

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