Plastic China: the illusion of China’s prosperity

TRANSLATED BY GRACE DEATKER AND STEPHANIE BENZIES Consumer society has reached a dead end. Watching Chinese film director Wang Jiuliang’s images, the public uncovers a controversial issue: the plastic waste disposal industry in China. In his book Junkyard Planet, Adam Minter describes both a controversial and lucrative world where piles of waste become colossal fortunes, […]

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GDP: an outdated indicator

TRANSLATED BY LAURA DELAGRANGE AND CAROLINE CARDEN Historically, countries which pollute the most have a high level of GDP growth. China (6-7%), India (7%) and the United States (2.5%) – three high-carbon economies – take the lead of countries emitting the largest quantities of CO2 (non-EU). While many envy Germany’s economic growth, questioning our economic […]

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