Burning plastics releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming. It’s also a betrayal of all the public’s efforts to sort out the waste. The only viable solution to fix the plastic problem is to drastically decrease the production and consumption of plastic.
Public education on the subject is very relevant because more awareness means more pressure on the government and everyday people to reduce their plastic use.
In Europe, there are already many countries where the annual share of renewable energy power generation exceeds 30%, with Denmark reaching 84%. In many countries, the share of VRE (Variable Renewable Energy) is over 20%.
Each European country has set a high medium- to long-term target for introducing renewable energy, and some countries aim to supply electricity with 100% renewable energy by 2030. Compared to these, Japan’s target 24% is very low.
Food waste also has a significant impact on our environment. When food is wasted, resources such as water and land are being abused. When food, and produce go to waste, this implies that companies are spending millions of dollars that could have gone elsewhere. Moreover, in September of 2019, the World Resources Institute (WRI) stated that food waste has and continues to attribute approximately 8% of annual greenhouse emissions.
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