Visitor essay by Eric Worrall
Local weather columnist Tricia Clarkson thinks eco-warriors caught at dwelling due to the Coronavirus lockdown can nonetheless assist save the world by convincing Tropicana to change to hemp based mostly juice containers.
Caught at dwelling? Now’s the time to grow to be a climate-change activist
Local weather columnist Tricia Clarkson says we could have extra time on our fingers to start out making change
OPINION Apr 12, 2020 by Tricia Clarkson
Staying at dwelling till the Coronavirus is over, permits us extra time to be a local weather change activist.
Tropicana: A buddy was selecting up groceries for me so I advised her to keep away from shopping for something that was in plastic. Nevertheless, she couldn’t discover Tropicana grapefruit juice within the cardboard carton I normally purchased it in so she introduced it dwelling in a plastic bottle as an alternative. Once I requested her why, she mentioned that Tropicana stopped producing their juice in cardboard cartons and was utilizing plastic as an alternative. I couldn’t imagine they’d go backwards realizing how dangerous plastic is to the atmosphere. 1-800-237-7799 was on the again of the plastic bottle so I known as it.
I urged that Tropicana use hemp containers as an alternative which is simply as sturdy as plastic and is totally biodegradable. My suggestion has been registered and my name took 5 minutes.
Learn extra: https://www.mykawartha.com/opinion-story/9940136-stuck-at-home-now-is-the-time-to-become-a-climate-change-activist/
Are you able to think about what will need to have been going by means of the thoughts of the Tropicana consultant throughout that decision? In the midst of a world pandemic, a mob of local weather activists name to demand they retool their provide chain to offer juice in plastic containers comprised of hemp.
“Rincewind slightly loved moments like this. They satisfied him he wasn’t mad, as a result of, if he was mad, that left no phrase in any respect to explain a number of the folks he met.” – from the guide “Sourcery” by the late Terry Pratchett.
April 13, 2020 in Local weather Information, Ridiculae.