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Bill Browder vs. Vladimir Putin. Who’s Lying?

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  • The Facts:

    Bill Browder portrays himself as a businessman fighting against corruption in Russia. Vladimir Putin sees Browder as a criminal who has illegally taken $1.5 Billion out of Russia, and is charged in Russia with not even paying taxes on that money.

  • Reflect On:

    Can we now discern the truth based on the way in which each side is telling it's story? Can we pick up on the telltale signs?

In the recent summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, both Trump and Putin quashed the never-ending narrative that Russia interfered with the 2016 U.S. elections, based on what has become self-evident for most people who are paying attention: there are NO FACTS to back up these claims. Still, amidst the claims by the Mueller investigation that 12 Russian nationals were specifically involved in tampering with the U. S. elections, Putin had a proposal for the American president, which provides a good context for our discussion:

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We have an acting and existing agreement between the United States of America and the Russian Federation, an existing treaty that dates back to 1999: the mutual assistance on criminal cases.This treaty is in full effect, it works quite efficiently.

We can offer that the appropriate commission headed by special attorney Mueller, he can use this treaty … and send a formal, an official request to us so that we would interrogate, hold a questioning of, these individuals who he believes are privy to some crimes. And our law enforcement are perfectly able to do this questioning and send the appropriate material to the United States.

Moreover, we can meet you halfway. We can make another step. We can actually permit special representatives of the United States — including the members of this very commission headed by Mr. Mueller — we can let them into the country and they will be present at this questioning.

But in this case, there is another condition. These kind of efforts should be mutual. Then we would expect the Americans would reciprocate and that they would question officials, including the officers of law enforcement and intelligence services of the United States, who we believe have something to do with illegal activities in Russia. We would have to request the presence of our law enforcement.

For instance, we can bring up Mr. Browder. Business associates of Mr. Browder have earned over $1.5 Billion in Russia. They have paid no taxes — neither in Russia or the United States. And yet the money escaped the country.

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They were transferred to the United States. They sent a huge amount of money — $400 million — as a contribution to the campaign of Hillary Clinton.

While that’s their personal choice — it might have been legal, the contribution itself — but the way the money was earned was illegal. So we have some reason to believe that some intelligence officers accompanied and guided these transactions, and we have an interest in questioning them.

That could be a first step and we can also extend it. Options abound, and they all can be found in an appropriate legal framework.

Bill Browder And The Magnitsky Act

Bill Browder is not shy to appear in public and voice his side of the story. In response to the claims by Putin at the press conference, Browder had this to say to CNBC:

“I did not [funnel money to Hillary Clinton]. I’m not a U.S. citizen, I don’t live in the United States, I’ve been living in Britain for 29 years, I make no campaign contributions. I should also point out that Vladimir Putin and his regime have accused me of serial killing, of being a CIA, MI6 agent, and about a thousand other things, so he’s kind of unhinged in these accusations.”

Bill Browder characterizes himself as a businessman fighting against corruption in Russia, with his lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in a Russian prison in 2009. This death lead to the Magnitsky Act, described here in Wikipedia:

Background. In 2009, Russian tax accountant Sergei Magnitsky died in a Moscow prison after investigating a $230 million fraud involving Russian tax officials.[2] Magnitsky was accused of committing the fraud himself and detained.[2] While in prison, Magnitsky developed gall stonespancreatitis and calculous cholecystitis and was refused medical treatment for months. After almost a year of imprisonment, he was beaten to death while in custody.[3][4][5] Bill Browder, a prominent American-born businessman and friend of Magnitsky, publicized the case and lobbied American officials to pass legislation sanctioning Russian individuals involved in corruption. Browder brought the case to Senators Benjamin Cardin and John McCain who proceeded to propose legislation.[6]

I was quite interested to follow the link to find out the basis for the assertion that Magnitsky ‘was beaten to death’ while in custody. After all, one would think that the bowels of a Russian prison would be the last place such information could actually be eyewitnessed and brought out into the public. It turns out, all one gets is Browder’s account of the story in this Atlantic article.

“…they put him in an ambulance and sent him to another prison that had medical facilities. But when he arrived there, instead of putting him in the emergency room, they put him in an isolation cell, chained him to a bed, and eight riot guards came in and beat him with rubber batons. That night he was found dead on the cell floor.”

The Atlantic article does a great job painting Bill Browder as a hero. Does it ever ask the question as to how Bill Browder knows his story of Magnitsky’s beating to be true? Just sayin’.

Magnitsky Act Becomes Law

Again, from Wikipedia:

In June 2012, the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs reported to the House a bill called the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 (H.R. 4405).[7] The main intention of the law was to punish Russian officials who were thought to be responsible for the death of Sergei Magnitsky by prohibiting their entrance to the United States and their use of its banking system.[8] The legislation was taken up by a Senate panel the next week, sponsored by Senator Ben Cardin, and cited in a broader review of the mounting tensions in the international relationship.[9][10]

In November 2012, provisions of the Magnitsky bill were attached to a House bill (H.R. 6156) normalizing trade with Russia (i.e., repealing the Jackson–Vanik amendment) and Moldova.[11] On December 6, 2012, the U.S. Senate passed the House version of the law, 92-4.[8] The law was signed by President Barack Obama on December 14, 2012.[12][13][14][15][16] 

In 2016, Congress enacted the Global Magnitsky Act which allows the US Government to sanction foreign government officials implicated in human rights abuses anywhere in the world.[17]

So if you caught that last part, it means that the US Government can pressure other governments around the world to adopt this same Magnitsky Act, effectively enabling the US Government to sanction Russia by proxy through other nations. Here is Vladimir Putin, responding to a question about Canada agreeing to adopt the Magnitsky Act:

What do I think about what you have just said, about Canada joining or wanting to join, or about somebody else wanting to do it? These are all some very unconstructive political games over things, which are in essence not what they look like, to be treated in such a way or to fuss about so much. What lies underneath these events? Underneath are the criminal activities of an entire gang led by one particular man, I believe Browder is his name, who lived in the Russian Federation for ten years as a tourist and conducted activities, which were on the verge of being illegal, by buying Russian company stock without any right to do so, not being a Russian resident, and by moving tens and hundreds of millions of dollars out of the country and hence avoiding any taxes not only here but in the United States as well. According to open sources, I mean American open sources, please look up Ziff Brothers, the company Mr Browder was connected with, which has been sponsoring the Democratic Party and, substantially less, the Republican Party during recent years. I think the latest transfer, in the open sources I mean, was $1,200,000 for the Democratic Party. This is how they protect themselves. In Russia, Mr Browder was sentenced in his absence to 9 years in prison for his scam. However, no one is working on it. Our prosecution has already turned to the appropriate US agencies such as the Department of Justice and the Office of the Attorney General for certain information so we can work together on this. However, there is simply no response. This is just used to blow up more anti-Russian hysteria. Nobody wants to look into the matter, into what is actually beneath it. At the bottom of it, as usual, is crime, deception and theft.

The Magnitsky Act: Behind The Scenes (Documentary)

Fortunately, to help us sort all this out, there is Andrei Nekrasov’s film, The Magnitsky Act: Behind the Scenes. It is about ‘the filmmaker’s journey as he set out to expose Russian police for murdering Sergei Magnitsky, a whistleblower against corruption, and for stealing $230-million from companies that were owned by American-born billionaire, Bill Browder, the CEO of Hermitage Capital Management.’

I would be happy to show it below. But it has been removed from Youtube. Which actually should come as no surprise, if you know anything about attempts by Nekrasov to screen it in Europe, all of which were thwarted by a successful ban on all screenings. But who would have been able to pull this off? Bill Browder, who has access to and power over all mainstream media outlets in America and Europe. Why would Browder try to ban a film where the filmmaker, who had long been a critic of Putin and the Russian Duma, wanted to make Browder out to be a hero? The following excerpt from this Need To Know article explains it:

The film producer dug up facts that countered Browder’s claims that his companies were stolen by Russian police and were then used to steal $230 million in tax rebates from the Russian government, and that the police then beat Sergei Magnitsky to death.  Instead, the evidence pointed toward Browder having control over the companies when the tax fraud took place, indicating that he engineered the tax fraud.  In addition, the producer found evidence that Sergei Magnitsky was an accountant who worked for Browder for years, instead of a lawyer, as Browder claims, and that he died of a pre-existing heart condition while in prison, instead of being beaten to death by the police.

Nekrasov makes the case that Browder created a myth that Sergei Magnitsky was his lawyer and a whistleblower who was beaten to death by the police in gross violation of human rights, because the billionaire was trying to cover up the real crime wherein he used shell companies to fraudulently obtain a tax rebate while claiming that the companies had been stolen, and then he blamed the imaginary thieves for the tax fraud. Browder was convicted for tax fraud in a Russian court, in absentia, in 2013. Browder’s company had ties to HSBC and reaped billions during the privatization period in Russia in the 1990s, after the communist government underwent cosmetic surgery to look like it was now in favor of free markets and private ownership.

So a filmmaker–who was once a friend of Bill Browder, by the way–wanted to make a film criticizing Vladimir Putin and ends up, on the basis of the evidence he uncovers, reversing his position and finding Browder to be the bad guy. Suddenly his documentary film is banned across the whole Western world.

While I haven’t been able to find the documentary online (I’ve already witnessed it removed from two places), this short interview with the filmmaker should help you sort things out in your mind:

Discerning The Truth

I will say one thing about my impression of Vladamir Putin. Though he certainly looks capable of having done some treacherous things in his life, the man talks in a way that indicates he is not afraid of the truth, and he is not trying to steer people away from the truth or from any information that would help us to make up our own minds.

I don’t know about you all, but when I’m searching for the truth, I get a bit suspicious when powerful people decide that someone’s opinion on a matter like this should not be shown to me, that somehow powerful people like Bill Browder and the Deep State have decided to be the arbiters of the truth and that we’re not smart enough to watch a film and distinguish fact from fiction. As our discernment gets sharper during these tumultuous times, attempts to hide the truth, or even to hide what is considered a contrary opinion, will prove to backfire on those who would endeavor to continue controlling us.

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Thousands Gather To Mark The 33rd Anniversary of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act

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Government’s gift to Pharma of liability-free vaccines puts children’s health at risk states Children’s Health Defense (CHD) Chairman, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Washington, DC – Thousands of advocates for children’s health will gather Thursday at the Vaccine Injury Epidemic (VIE) Event on the National Mall to mark the 33rd anniversary of National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA). The rally on Nov. 14th will spotlight the devastating impact NCVIA has had upon the state of children’s health. While children continue to be injured by vaccines daily, vaccine makers cannot be held accountable, thereby eliminating incentive for vaccine safety.

In his remarks, RFK, Jr. will address the ramifications of NCVIA and honor those whose lives have been impacted by vaccine injury and death. “It’s time to call out Congress, the CDC, and drug companies for allowing industry profits to trump children’s health,” said Kennedy. “There is no crisis more urgent than the epidemics of chronic health conditions among our nation’s children.”

Following NCVIA’s passage creating the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP), the childhood vaccine market sparked a gold rush for Pharma as more vaccines for routine childhood illnesses were developed. Coterminous with the burgeoning vaccine schedule, chronic health conditions in children rose from 12% to 54%. As vaccine industry profits grew to $50 billion annually, so did diagnoses of asthmaautismADHDallergiesanxietydepressiondiabetesobsessive-compulsive disorder and auto-immune diseases.  Here are the facts:

  • An HHS-funded study found only 1% of vaccine injuries are reported.
  • Despite NVICP’s high burden of proof and two out of three claims dismissed, over $4.2 billion has been paid for claims of vaccine injury or death.
  • The vaccine-injured find NVICP to be a years-long, litigious program with no jury, discovery and precedent. While medical bills mount, the injured are up against DOJ lawyers and HHS “Special Masters” that act as judges.
  • The Department of Justice and the NVICP are accused of fraud and obstruction of justice in the Autism Omnibus Proceeding.
  • The Institute of Medicine reports that the vaccine schedule as recommended has never been studied for long-term health effects despite independent research suggesting that unvaccinated children are healthier.
  • Modern medicine acknowledges that not everyone responds the same to vaccination and the “one size fits all” vaccine policy is not science based.

Children’s Health Defense’s created these six steps to vaccine safety. RFK, Jr. interviews are available upon request.

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‘They’re Landing & Taking Off at A Tremendous Pace’ – Sadhguru On Life From “Somewhere Else”

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  • The Facts:

    Sadhguru has commented on 'mystical' phenomenon for a while. He has speculated about life that originated from somewhere else, not Earth. He explains how he believes 95 percent of it is simply false, but also speaks of a 5 percent reality.

  • Reflect On:

    What are the implications of humanity waking up to such phenomenon? How does it affect and alter human consciousness?

The last couple of years has seen the topic of UFOs and a discussion of whether or not some of these objects are from another planet, dimension or universe, infiltrate the mainstream in a way that we’ve never seen before. The topic is now being presented with extreme credibility. When President Truman went on national television in the 1950’s and was asked about the phenomenon, he stated that “yes, we discuss it at every conference that we’ve had with the military…There’s always things like that going on, flying saucers and they’ve had other things, you know, it sparked a lot of questions and inquiry from researchers, academics, and citizens around the world.

Shortly after that, the topic went completely dark, and what we’ve seen since then, apart from the last few years, is and was a campaign of misinformation. This campaign of misinformation was deep, vast, and is still in operation today. The field is unfortunately tainted by disinformation despite the fact that we are dealing with a very real phenomenon. This specific campaign to discredit and mislead those who work in this field was admitted to on August 22nd, 1960, in a statement to congress via then CIA Director and Vice Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoetter.

It is time for the truth to be brought out…Behind the scenes high ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about the UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense…I urge immediate Congressional action to reduce the dangers from secrecy about unidentified flying objets. (source)

Multiple high ranking federal government employees, and multiple Ex federal government employees, astronauts, like Dr. Edgar Mitchell and Brian O’leary to name a few, aerospace executives like Robert Bigelow, scientists, and thousands high ranking military personnel from around the world have come forward over the years sharing their stories about UFOs and supposed ‘beings ‘ from elsewhere. But in recent years the topic has hit the radar of the masses, who are starting to wake up to the fact that  “there is a serious possibility that we are being visited and have been visited for many years by people from outer space, from other civilizations” and that “there are objects in our atmosphere which are technically miles in advance of anything that we can deploy.” (source)

Millions of pages of documents released from governments and via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) also show this quite well. These objets are commonly tracked on radar. Here’s one of thousands of examples.

The reason that this topic has gained tremendous amounts of credibility is because media outlets like the New York Times, for example, are publishing articles about it in a very serious manner. The authors? There are many, one of the writers of those pieces was Christopher Mellon, who served 30 years in the federal government and was Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary for Intelligence from 1997  to 2002 and in security and information operations from 1998 to 1999. From 2002 to 2004, he was Minority Staff Director of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

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Mellon’s Washington post article detailed a number of UFO encounters with the military with extreme credibility. Again, he is one of many that has done so with extreme credibility within the past few years. He is part of the To The Stars Academy of Arts and Science (TTSA), a group with an impressive list of people who are creating awareness about the reality of UFOs.

What we are seeing here is an official, slow, disclosure of the phenomenon. Unfortunately, these media outlets have been very unreliable with regards to sharing truth. Geopolitical issues are a great example, sharing misinformation on topics like terrorism, for example, in order to justify and carry out a certain agenda. These mainstream media outlets have always been mouthpieces for the establishment, and this is evident by documents and award winning journalists providing testimony showing a strong link between mainstream media and governments, intelligence agencies and big corporations. They’ve always taken real events and put a perceptional “spin” on them to suit their own interests.

The topic of UFOs is most likely very much the same. What we are seeing is a controlled type of disclosure, where the narrative coming from these sources may be controlled in a way that doesn’t share the entire truth and the real vastness of this phenomenon. Personally, I believe a lot of what we are seeing in the mainstream is a “threat” type of narrative, the idea that these objects pose a great national security risk and represent a threat which, who knows, may be used to justify the weaponization of space? Who knows. Could TTSA be part of this, or at least a few people from within the organization? I don’t know. Hopefully not.

One thing is for certain, we are dealing with a very real phenomenon, one which we do not know much about. There are many interpretations out there, and having been in the field and researching the subject for a very long time, as well as having had my own experiences, I would recommend looking for sources outside of mainstream media. We are dealing with a phenomenon that in many ways, may be quite spiritual in nature, perhaps some of it is not, the point is many people have a lot of feelings towards that and perhaps the human race is not quite ready for such an experience. After all, we have our own problems to tackle here on planet Earth.

Sadhguru’s Thoughts On The Phenomenon

I know theories and theories are going around, anything that you cannot explain that’s happened on this planet you want to invent a fantastic story that somebody else must have come and done this. I’m not saying that it is not at all possible either, but I think 95 percent of it is just lose imagination. There is a five percent element of truth to it. I cannot deny it after being to Manasovar and Kailash. It’s a living confrontation, it’s a living encounter so I cannot deny it….I think it’s 95 percent conjecture, maybe there is a little bit of an element of truth in it somewhere, maybe. But, instead of going off into these fanciful thoughts and philosophies and belief systems…When they come and introduce themselves, okay, till they come and introduce themselves…till then we can ignore them, really…Because I know you’ve been watching Hollywood movies and they’re going to come and attack you and you have to prepare right now, you have to build an army to fight the aliens. Somebody is making money on building this fanciful thought in your head….You’re not able to settle your prejudices and you know, anger and hatred we’ve generated against people, if you’re not able to drop it, I thought at least with aliens we could welcome them and have a party with them (sarcasm/laughter). (source)

The words above are Sadhguru’s latest comments on the phenomenon. He then goes on to speak of the Kailash temple, in India, explaining how it took thousands of years for humans to build. He ends off explaining how these many wonders that humans have built are something we look back on with great awe, and then makes a wonderful point, is what we are doing on planet Earth right now something that future generations can be proud of? Something to think about…

It’s clear that Sadhguru believes there is a lot of false information out there regarding the UFO and extraterrestrial phenomenon, or at least so it seems in my opinion. At the same time, he is quite open and aware that there is something going on, something we cannot explain, and something very real happening. Here is a video of him where he tells a short story about Shiva, who was considered to be a God by the people in ancient India. Sadhguru explains how the story of Shiva and it’s origins, and even the Mountain where he supposedly resided, is full of evidence suggesting high intelligence possibly from another place. He makes it clear that he can’t say for sure but he believes that it is indeed possible.  He provides multiple points cited in Shiva’s story that have him arrive at that hypothesis.

Again, he has made it quite clear that he is simply speculating. But when he speaks of specific places, and specific experiences, he is speaking with little doubt, and speaking of the “five” percent that are attributed to real phenomenon.

I came across a video of him speaking near Kailash Manasarovar Lake, one of these places he references. It’s considered a sacred place in ancient Buddhism and Vedic philosophy for several reasons. In fact, he’s been quite outspoken about this region, and he’s quoted earlier in the article speaking about his experiences here, and why he himself cannot deny the phenomenon.

In another video, I came across him stating this.

It’s life, but not the way we know it. These beings, if you can call them that, they don’t belong to anything that we know as life. So for now, due to lack of words, we’ll call them beings. Their nature has nothing to do with who we are and what we are, on this level at least…Somehow, life from somewhere has chosen this, almost like an airport, they’re just landing taking off landing taking off at tremendous pace. Such energy, such beings, or whatever you want to call them, they cannot go without influencing us in so many different ways. Probably in a very fundamental way, which somehow humanity is willing to unacknowledged, for whatever reasons.

I thought his “unacknowledged” was very powerful. Because this is a worldwide phenomenon that, for years, has indeed gone unacknowledged.

He goes on to explain how he wonders if Shiva (mentioned earlier in the article as well was “one of them.”  You can watch the full video below.

Final Thoughts and Takeaway

This article has provided a very brief introduction into the reality of the UFO phenomenon, as well as the extraterrestrial hypothesis as a possible explanation of it. This topic truly leaves no aspect of humanity untouched, and has huge implications for science, technology, history, consciousness, and our overall understanding about the nature of reality. It’s always interesting to listen to multiple perspectives, and Sadhguru for those who have listened to him speak on various topics, is clearly very knowledgeable and educated in many areas. I thought it would be interesting to share his perspective.

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IKEA Plans To Switch From Styrofoam Packaging To A Mushroom-Based Alternative

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  • The Facts:

    Styrofoam is harmful to our planet, which is why it's great to see IKEA switching all styrofoam packaging products to a compostable mushroom-based alternative.

  • Reflect On:

    If more sustainable options exist why wouldn't we implement them now? As consumers we have a say in creating the type of world we want to live in.

The cat’s out of the bag, by now the vast majority of us are aware that Styrofoam is bad for our environment as it doesn’t decompose and, in its production process, leaches toxic chemicals into our environment. Yet, despite this awareness, it is still being used on a massive scale to package anything from your new flat screen TV to your late night sushi rolls. As consumers we can choose to either support the companies that are contributing to the waste epidemic on our planet — or not.

Thankfully, as awareness grows, some large corporations like furniture giant IKEA are leading the way and choosing more sustainable and harmonious products. No doubt these sustainable options will appeal more to the conscious consumer and even though we can’t be clear as to whether or not these decisions are being made because of a general concern for our environment or because of growing consumer awareness, it doesn’t really matter because, regardless of the why, things are shifting for the better.

Compostable Alternative

Ikea has announced that they will be looking to switch all of their packaging materials from Styrofoam to a new substance called MycoComposite, which is made out of mushrooms and other organic materials. This material is entirely natural and compostable; it grows within a week and will decompose within 30 days. It can also be reused if it is kept dry.

This was a product we wrote about 7 years ago! And here it is today, finally getting the attention it deserves.

The process to create this packaging material is quite simple really–from Intelligent Living:

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  • Agricultural byproducts such as hemp, husk, oat hulls, and cotton burrs are pressed into the desired shape that can fit around items as packaging.
  • Then, it is seeded with mushroom spores that sprout mycelium (a root structure) after a few days.
  • The mycelium threads rapidly through the structure and binds it together to form a shock-resistant and durable packaging material.
  • The last step is to heat-treat the material to kill spores in order to arrest further growth of the fungus.

Mushroom-based packaging uses only about 12% of the energy that is used in plastic production and produces 90% fewer carbon emissions than plastic/Styrofoam production. Non-petroleum-based packaging is just another step towards ending our reliance on fossil fuels; there are plenty of alternative options available, we just need to look. In some cases we simply need to put on our thinking caps, we are a creative, problem-solving species and no doubt there are much more harmonious alternatives for many of our current processes.

The SWOT Analysis below conveys the advantage that Mushroom based materials has over plastic.

Strengths

  • Biodegradable
  • Easily grown from agricultural waste products which are plentiful
  • Strong, lightweight, mouldable
  • Produced using less energy
  • No waste or pollution from the process itself
  • Inexpensive
  • No health risks

Weakness

  • Takes longer to produce than most plastics
  • Less variability and range of products can be produced
  • Not as fire resistant/good as Styrofoam

Opportunities

  • Replace plastic products as a socially and environmentally safe alternative
  • Research is ongoing to improve and create more products
  • Community development through GIY initiatives

Threats

  • Compete against already strongly established plastic dependence (suppliers, manufactures, buyers)
  • Opposition to fungus grown product, misinformed views

One Small Step Towards Massive Change

Just think for a moment, not even just about the hundreds of IKEA stores worldwide, but consider all the big box retailers like Amazon and ALL OF THE STYROFOAM packaging that is being used and where all of that ends up. The fact that technology even exists for us to use a compostable alternative should leave the other substances completely behind. Because why would we continue using materials that are harmful for our planet if working alternatives already exist? That’s a whole other topic, and I’m sure you already know all about the why.

IKEA’s Head of Sustainability, Joanna Yarrow, said this was the retailer’s “small yet significant step towards reducing waste and conserving ecological balance.”

Another Ikea spokesperson told The Telegraph, “IKEA wants to have a positive impact on people and planet, which includes taking a lead in turning waste into resources, developing reverse material flows for waste materials and ensuring key parts of our range are easily recycled. IKEA has committed to take a lead in reducing its use of fossil-based materials while increasing its use of renewable and recycled materials.”

Yes, it may be a small step, but just think of how big this step really is, and we can only hope that other retailers will follow in the footsteps of IKEA. Maybe it goes without saying, but we do have a say in the matter. If other retailers aren’t willing to give up their use of Styrofoam, then we can choose to shop elsewhere, and if enough people do the same, then these other retailers will have no choice but to change their ways. This is why raising awareness is so important.

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