Plastic waste has risen dramatically alongside globalisation. Photo: Shutterstock
Thomas Tang
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Thomas Tang

The positive side of trade wars: fewer imports, a smaller carbon footprint and less need for plastic packaging

  • A less-connected global economy could mean a more sustainable world, if countries find the incentive to conserve resources, minimise waste and switch to more environmentally efficient ways of living

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Plastic waste has risen dramatically alongside globalisation. Photo: Shutterstock
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Thousands of students assemble at Sydney’s town hall, joining the global “climate strike” to demand urgent action on climate change, on March 15. Photo: EPA-EFE
Andrew Sheng
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Andrew Sheng

Climate change will turn the Earth into the next Titanic unless corporate captains wake up and act quickly

  • Heads of large corporations, not governments, need to recognise the urgency of the climate crisis and focus on the planet’s long-term survival instead of short-term profit, while economists must factor the cost to the Earth into GDP calculations

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Thousands of students assemble at Sydney’s town hall, joining the global “climate strike” to demand urgent action on climate change, on March 15. Photo: EPA-EFE
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