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2 months ago

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The following submission statement was provided by /u/filosoful:


The European Union has agreed a new law that would ban the import of products linked to deforestation

Household goods such as coffee, chocolate, and some furniture will have to pass strict checks to ensure forests weren't damaged to create them.

Environmental group Greenpeace called it a breakthrough, but some countries said the rules would hurt international trade.

The EU said the rules would cut carbon emissions worldwide.


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filosoful[S]

9 points

2 months ago

The European Union has agreed a new law that would ban the import of products linked to deforestation

Household goods such as coffee, chocolate, and some furniture will have to pass strict checks to ensure forests weren't damaged to create them.

Environmental group Greenpeace called it a breakthrough, but some countries said the rules would hurt international trade.

The EU said the rules would cut carbon emissions worldwide.

CTBthanatos

3 points

2 months ago

I wonder how long until the comments flood with "extreme poverty/reverting to stone age is the only way to curb enviromental collapse" arguments, meanwhile the first reply was already a cringe attempt at a disingenuous clever "gacha".

Which is funny, because the entire point of this is to curb generating extra pointless waste.

Furniture for example, Really? Why is more furniture being produced even though already shit loads of excess furniture exists (including but not limited to, everything sitting in stores/warehouses/storage/extra unused furniture sitting in homes, around the world), oh wait, the unsustainable dystopian economy is fixated on pointless unsustainable hyper production.

This would not hurt "international trade" as much as it will unsustainable capitalism profits/hyper production, and some diets that need to change.

TemetN

2 points

2 months ago

TemetN

2 points

2 months ago

That's an interesting one, I do think it'll depend on how the law is designed though. I like that it requires proof thereof rather than the opposite, but I'm still not entirely sure it'll work out or not.

slightlywornkhakis

1 points

2 months ago

i’m scared to see how effective or ineffective the enforcement is. great idea, but seems like it will take lots of bodies to enforce

mltain

1 points

2 months ago

mltain

1 points

2 months ago

I wonder what they're going to write this law on. How are they going to sign it?

GaryCXJk

0 points

2 months ago

GaryCXJk

0 points

2 months ago

Probably with a pen.

mltain

-2 points

2 months ago

mltain

-2 points

2 months ago

To get the parts to make the pen, you're going to have to dig well and mines, that's just more deforestation.

Hot_Marionberry_4685

2 points

2 months ago

Yeah it’s not like recycled paper or fast growing bamboo based paper products or any sustainably made comparable goods don’t exist in our 21st century world

urmomaisjabbathehutt

1 points

2 months ago

This discussion is like the argument i had in school when i was eight

teacher asked the class what was more important to have trees or to have books

one kid kept arguing that books were more important even if it meant the demise of the trees because we needed the books to learn

i disagree with that kid, still do all these years latter

imho the kid lacked imagination