An Environmental Expo In Hong Kong Gives Hope To The Exasperated...

There is light at the end of the tunnel.

For those of us who have to endure staggeringly high air pollution on a daily basis, the sight of an electric car in Hong Kong is indeed a sight for sore eyes. This week some 600 exhibitors from all over the world are gathered at Eco Expo Asia in Hong Kong to showcase their latest innovations in environmental protection technology. State of the art electric car technology from Asian car makers Mitsubishi (the MiEV car shown above), BYD (not shown) and Guineng (below), were highlights of the show.

Also on display were solar panel Venetian blinds,

solar panel briefcases,

compostable toothbrushes,

compostable alternatives to the much hated polystyrene foam,

compostable doggy poo bags,

and even compostable sunglasses.

All good stuff. Our solutions for the next generation, you may surmise. It's probably not enough to counter every problem in our apocalyptic age, but it's a good start. Finally the world is waking up to the realization that it is possible to make money peddling solutions to global environmental problems. Will capitalism and market forces save the day? Maybe. I think the Sex Pistols called it 'Cash From Chaos'...

And could the compostable toothbrushes be the solution to this problem?

I really do hope so. For more information about the problem of plastics in the ocean visit Project Kaisei.


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