Michael Gove: Plastic containers update

22 December 2017 — 38 Degrees

[Great News? As ever, we want to keep our cake and eat it! Why not campaign to STOP making containers out of plastic instead of rationalising a manufacturing process that exists only because there’s more profit in plastic! Worse still, it passes the costs of wasteful capitalism onto the public, let alone the fact that plastics are made from oil! WB.]

I’ve got some great news, that I want to tell you straight away. A group of influential MPs have just told the government that the UK needs a plastic bottle deposit return scheme.[1]

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Black Agenda Report for 21 December 2017

21 December 2017 — Black Agenda Report

The Black Political Class and Network Neutrality

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor

For a quarter century now, telecoms and other corporate interests have pretty much owned the cohort of civil rights organizations and elected officials we call the black political class, which is why they’ve consistently opposed network neutrality.

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