Let's balance out
Let's balance out: one good and one bad news about the climate. How can art help us restart in a green way?
15-07-2021 • 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. Here you can find the article of last week. Shall we begin?

So what do you want first? The good news or the bad news?
GOOD NEWS
The arts may help us restart after Covid in a green way
We know that for a good part of the last two years everything that we know to represent art has been put to a stop because of Covid. Cinemas were closed, theatres too and concerts have been suspended or postponed. Plus artist and musicians are known to have the power to influence many people. According to this article by the BBC, a lot of them have taken this time off to reflect on bigger issues like the climate crisis.

And now with the restarting of stuff a lot of artists and musicians are trying to get back to work in a more green way, for example Wide Awake, a one-day festival that will debut in London with a climate conscious positive policy. And this is achieved by banning single-use plastics and using biofuel and eco-toilets. But there are also art galleries that are promoting environmental messages. If you want to read them all, click here!
BAD NEWS
Plastic containers may contain toxic chemicals
New data suggests that a lot of the world's plastic containers contain a kind of chemicals which are called "toxic forever". According to this article by The Guardian, they could probably be transferred into food, car products, pharmaceuticals and all that could be contained inside plastic containers.
Even though it is said that it's difficult to say what will be the impact on the consumer's health, scientists say that these containers represent an exposure point to toxic chemicals. These chemicals are called forever chemicals because they don't ever break down, plus they are linked to cancer, birth defects and other diseases. You can read the entire article here.

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