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Getting Plastic-free

Updated: Jun 11, 2019


I was introduced to this good video, and please watch it by all means.




It is amazing at the age of eleven, isn’t it?



Though it was sent to me from my mother quite a while ago, there was a special edition on seeds in “Light in Home” magazine.

The most seen genetically modified materials are corn starch and high-fructose corn syrup (glucose-fructose), and they are the materials for edible oils and the feed for domestic animals, which are usually not produced domestically and will not be written “not genetically modified” on paper.

Many things are shaking now, and it draws a lot of attention for sure. It would be nice if we can leverage this and make a major reversal and make things better. I want to

reverse the environment back to the one for honeybee, which has gone disappeared.




Well, I got something like this the other day. Do you know what it is?


It looks like a branch of a tree, but in fact it is a toothbrush.

Chew the tip of the branch, and the bitten branch tip can be substituted for the brush……

Every bite smelled like a spice.



This is the book for this week.

Knowing how wonderful the Japanese clothes (Kimono) are made close to nature, I sighed in a lot of ways.

Japan’s cotton, silk and hemp have all disappeared. In this book, it said because of technology advancement, human beings are able to make things easier. And because it was easy to make it, the earth was loaded with pesticides, chemicals and etc. It was impressive that something like that was written.

Now change the subject a bit: I often see the news related to plastic recently. Our daily life is full of plastic. It is light and inexpensive, and it is impervious to air and transparent. There is no such a thing as convenient as it. However, on the other hand, the waste that could not be recycled or processed overflows into the sea. Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and etc. are full of plastic waste dumped (or illegally imported) from Japan, US, Canada and etc., being mixed (and mislabeled) with things that are not plastic. It seems that Malaysia and Philippines now have a policy to send back the illegally imported waste. Japan will also get the waste returned.

The Basel Convention, which regulates the export of dirty plastic waste that can not be recycled in 2021, will come into force. It is estimated that there will be more marine debris than marine life by 2050, so we must reconsider the convenience of plastics including its waste.

At last, Japan also has to consider its waste as its own waste and face the fact.

Do you think it will be the government or the corporations that has to face it?


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内山隼人

Hayato Uchiyama

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