Justin Trudeau’s Fibs
It is a corrupt mess. Canada has been feeding money and plastics trash to a Chinese criminal underworld enabling it to operate illegally in South Asia.
Governments told people to separate garbage and government would recycle the plastics and the metals. They lied. They grabbed the money from the metals and dumped the plastics under your nation’s ground or sold it to China-evicted Chinese criminals operating illegally in a poor country like Malaysia.
Now micro-plastics permeate human bodies. Smashed on ocean coral and shoreline rocks for decades the plastics are small fragments that derive from destroyed packaging, pellets, cosmetics, synthetic clothing, plastic bags, and bottles. People on average eat about 50,000 particles a year, each person, say scientists.
by Micheal John
It is a corrupt mess. Canada has been feeding money and plastics trash to a Chinese syndicate criminal underworld operating in Malaysia and other countries in South Asia. Photo Credit: 60 Minutes Australia Photo Art: Rosa Yamamoto FPM.news
Additional background reading from recent reports:
Trudeau implies none of the G7 countries are polluting in this context but that is a lie. Evidence says it is primarily the G7 countries including Canada, Australia, America and Britain, working with the Chinese criminal underworld polluting South Asian nations. Watch 60 Minutes Austria’s report:
Watch The Big Lie ~ What happened when China stopped taking in the West’s trash. Criminals worked with the West to flush it into the South Asian toilet. Credit 60 Minutes Australia / YouTube
Many Western governments created big business for in-laws and siblings shipping trash to crooks on foreign shores. That is now ending. Watch Western governments scramble to tell you a pack of lies.
Photo credit: Muntaka Chasant
Photo Art: Rosa Yamamoto FPM.news
Click to enlarge. Photo Credit: Philippines Government Supplied Photo
Photo Art: Rosa Yamamoto FPM.news
They will blame others.
India, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam are banning Canada’s trash. China has already done so.
“They” refers to all governments that made promises they broke. But let’s talk about Canada which has been hogging the headlines, fighting with the Philippines and Malaysia over dumped trash and refusing to sign amendments to existing treaties that prevent rich countries from dumping their garbage on the shores of poorer countries.
- The Canadian Trudeau government’s idea of making industry responsible for recycling plastic is outrageously disingenuous. The Canadian packaging industry is only one small part of the problem and only one small producer. Government shipping plastics to China, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam instead of recycling the material which government promised it would do is the problem.
- Trudeau’s assertion that plastic trash and micro-plastics only flow from ten rivers in the world, none of them being rivers in G7 countries is another lie. The Thames river has “80 pieces of micro-plastic content per liter of water”, says Christian Dunn at Bangor University, Wales. The Saint Lawrence River also has plastic particles.
- Many plastic items bobbing around in the South China Sea are made in Canada and made in the USA. That is because Western governments, like Britain, Canada and Australia, at many levels have been telling their constituents fat lies.
- These governments do not separate recyclable trash like families must, they either bury the trash in landfill sites without any inspection; or sell it to crooks operating illegally in poor developing nations, particularly in Asia.
- India, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam are now banning those shipments. China did already.
- Last month Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte threatened war against Canada and recalled its Ambassador.
“New analysis in the UK found micro-plastic pollution in all 10 lakes, rivers and reservoirs sampled. More than 1,000 small pieces of plastic per litre were found in the River Tame, near Manchester, which was revealed last year as the most contaminated place yet tested worldwide. Even in relatively remote places such as the Falls of Dochart and Loch Lomond in Scotland, two or three pieces per litre were found. Read more from The Guardian
- An international health study completed last year (International-Health-risks-plastic-9.IJH-8655) has attributed very specific health risks and a decrease in human life span owing to plastics in the environment and a micro plastic invasion of tissues.
- Not just President Duterte of the Philippines but the Environment Minister of Malaysia wants Canada to take back its garbage. Malaysia will send back some 3,000 metric tons (3,300 tons) of non-recyclable plastic waste to countries such as the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia in a move to avoid “becoming a dumping ground for rich nations,” Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin said Tuesday on 28 May 2019.
- Companies like McDonald’s are exploiting the current concern about plastic trash and micro-plastics. McDonald’s is increasing profits by removing polypropylene straws from stores around the world instead of in many places using alternatives like the more expensive biodegradable paper straws and cups made from recycled materials. McDonald’s still use the plastic single-use cups and their multi-polymer tops but save the cost of adding ice because children choke on the ground up ice when they have their drinks without a straw. Starbucks is experimenting with various options but why only now?
- Why didn’t governments regulate or cooperate in research with the polluters when they knew they could not recycle straws for example? Nobody said a word. From municipal to federal governments, waste removal is a community concern and a responsibility of governments. Don’t allow government use the public’s money to brainwash Canadians with lies that say differently. Every plastic straw each person has used will be around for at least 500 years before it has fully broken down into micro-plastic fragments and permeated everyone’s body. Government says its machines can’t handle straws? Then work with industry and build a machine that can.
- “North American government’s have built bombs and laser guidance systems that destroy children’s ice cream factories in Mosul, Iraq and school busloads of kids near Sa’ana, build a f***ing machine that can melt down a straw,” says a doctor in Yemen.
- The Canadian population might hold the Trudeau government to account. Not only have successive Canadian governments apparently lied to the Canadian people but the Trudeau government which promised a panacea of greenness now passes the buck. It did nothing. Despite the Trudeau Liberals’ obvious assumptions in this smarmy message, that all Canadians are ignorant to the problems we face in the 21st Century, there are many intelligent people in Canada capable of doing the research. Why has not the federal government funded R&D projects that could solve problems? FPM.news will share here, information about two pieces of research that point the way to a better future, unlike this political baffle-gab in the video below.
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The problems with banning plastics are that the “alternatives are worse” say some experts. Plastics should be made recyclable says the Association of Plastic Recyclers. They also say it can be done.
Creating recyclable polymers with modern molecular bonding chemistry say some scientists may be in part a solution but others await discovery and that will not happen until governments start investing or at least creating incentive for the boring (?) prospect of research and development of trash recycling technologies.
Trudeau’s speech Credit: Associated Press / YouTube.
A Real Problem: Contaminated Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
(Resin Identification Code RIC#1)
According to the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), “Due to its clarity and natural CO2 barrier properties, PET is one of the most widely used packaging resins. It is easily blown into a bottle or formed into a sheet, thereby becoming the resin of choice for many applications.”
The APR wants companies to take a more responsible approach to making plastics in such a way they can be easily recycled. Currently the mixing of plastic types, polypropylene and polyethylene for example, plus the failure to eliminate contaminants makes recycling next to impossible.
The APR says:
- “PET does not normally have the desired properties for closures, handles, attachments or labels so other polymers are commonly used for these items and affixed to the PET package.
- “PET properties can be enhanced with colorants, UV blockers, oxygen barriers/scavengers and other additives.”
“Each modification and addition to the base, clear PET in a package must be considered for its effect on the recycling stream.”
Read the SPR report: Plastic-Recycling-Association-Guidelines-for-makers-of-Plastic-Packaging-APR_Design_Guide
Doctoral Candidate at NUS Emily Curren Sampling research sources.
Source: NUS Study
Photo Art: Rosa Yamamoto FPM.news
Most Risks of a Micro-plastic Planet are not fully understood. But there is some good news about which scientific research is under way. A microorganism that eats plastic?
Field work conducted by a scientific team from the National University if Singapore (NUS) has yielded a range of samples from which interesting findings have resulted.
A National University of Singapore (NUS) team has discovered more than 400 types of bacteria on 275 pieces of micro-plastics collected from the beaches of Changi, Sembawang and Lazarus Island between April and July last year.
Dr. Sandric Leong, who leads the team at the NUS Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI), said, “Microplastics form a large proportion of plastic pollution in marine environments. Marine organisms may consume bits of micro-plastics unintentionally, and this could lead to the accumulation and subsequent transfer of marine pathogens in the food chain. Hence, understanding the distribution of micro-plastics and identifying the organisms attached to them are crucial steps in managing the plastic pollution on a national and global scale.”
This study is the first to examine the bacterial community on micro-plastics found in tropical coastal regions. The results were first published in the journal Science of the Total Environment on 17 November 2018.
Bacteria found include those associated with coral bleaching (Photobacterium rosenbergii) and those that cause wound infection (Vibrio) or gastroenteritis in humans (Arcobacter).
The NUS report (Profiles-of-bacterial-assemblages-from-microplastics-of-tropical-coastal-environments) says that “This study demonstrates that micro-plastics are a rich habitat that is home to many types of bacteria, including toxic ones. The NUS research team will conduct further studies to examine the origin of the bacteria species transported by the micro-plastics. This will allow the identification of non-native species that threaten the existing biodiversity, and provide insights on managing the urgent issue of marine plastic pollution.”