Wednesday, February 2, 2011

How Plastic Affects the Poor

The impact of the abuse of the environment is global. The impact of convenience and choice often enjoyed in developed economies can be lethal to developing economies owing to lack of standards. The establishment of social justice and ecology is critical. Net net it impacts everyone. Here, Van Jones lays out a case against plastic pollution from the perspective of social justice. Because plastic trash, he shows us, hits poor people and poor countries "first and worst," with consequences we all share no matter where we live and what we earn. At TEDxGPGP, he offers a few powerful ideas to help us reclaim our throwaway planet.
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