We can no longer ignore the fact that plastic is a problem at all stages of its life cycle — not just after it ends up in the ocean.
For Lili Fuhr's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Too many government are supporting the expansion of fossil fuel production.
Plastic pollution is a global scourge that is entirely of our making — and entirely within our power to solve as well.
Corruption ensures that moneyed and powerful interests are free from rules that hold them in check, and explains why governments have so far fallen short of upholding their commitments to reduce emissions.
Mainstream politics, by definition, is ill equipped to imagine fundamental change. But last December in Paris, 196 governments agreed on the need to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels — an objective that holds the promise of delivering precisely such ...
The fossil-fuel industry's success in safeguarding its own interests has come at the expense of the health of our planet and its people.