Let's balance out
South Australia to ban single use plastic
17-09-2020 • Eco • by Ludovica Luvi F
It isn't as bad as you think. Or maybe it is.

Another week has passed and we're back with the climate updates! This is "Let's balance out" and you'll read one good news and one bad news about the climate crisis. Shall we begin?

So what do you want first? The good news or the bad news?
BAD NEWS

As we all are aware of by now, wildfires are raging in the US in the states of California, Washington and Oregon. On Instagram you can see all the pictures taken from people's windows showing this very orange/red light that really looks like a filter but isn't.

These fires are being told in newscasts in the States, but only 15% of them mention the connection with the climate crisis. The fires were caused by unusual weather conditions and even if the State of California for example has always been prone to wildfires, it's undeniable the global warming is putting pressure on the system.
GOOD NEWS

Do you remember all the laws about single-use plastics being banned in the EU? Well, South Australia has introduced them too, becoming the first Australian state to do so.

The law should take place in 2021 and on the list of banned items there are: single-use plastic straws, cutlery and drinks stirrers, as well as polystyrene cups, bowls, plates and clamshell containers.
Illustration by Gabriela