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“This proves that commercial aviation in all-electric form can work,” said Roei Ganzarski, chief executive of Seattle-based engineering firm magniX.
The company designed the plane’s motor and worked in partnership with Harbour Air, which ferries half a million passengers a year between Vancouver, Whistler ski resort and nearby islands and coastal communities.
Ganzarski said the technology would mean significant cost savings for airlines - not to mention zero emissions.
Civil aviation is one of the fastest growing sources of carbon emissions as people increasingly take to the skies and new technologies have been slow to get off the ground.
At 285 grammes of CO2 emitted per kilometre (mile) travelled by each passenger, airline industry emissions far exceed those from all other modes of transport, according to the European Environment Agency. The emissions contribute to global warming and climate change, which scientists say will unleash ever harsher droughts, superstorms, and sea-level rise.
It’s been crystal clear for a long time that the situation is dire and something needs to be done, and fast. Luckily, Coca-Cola stepped up to the challenge and came up with one innovative and rather effective solution. The firm is replacing its plastic wrapping in Europe with a new paper board technology.
This new tech is called the KeelClip and it is a first for the non-alcohol ready-to-drink (NARTD) industry. The innovative solution is a result of the joint initiative between Coca-Cola and its strategic bottling partners Coca-Cola HBC and Coca-Cola European Partners.
“Innovation is a key principle of our sustainable packaging work and the application of this fully recyclable paperboard KeelClip™, which comprises a top board that the cans clip into and a central cardboard ‘keel’ - similar to a ship’s keel - that stabilizes the pack, is another example of how we are delivering on our commitment to remove all unnecessary and hard to recycle single-use plastic from our products,” said Joe Franses, Vice President, Sustainability at Coca-Cola European Partners.
The presence of plant-based meats in grocery stores grew by 10% last year, according to the PBFA, and that doesn’t even cover the rise of alternatives in restaurants, from the Impossible Whopper to Beyond Fried Chicken.
根据PBFA，去年杂货店中植物肉多了10%，这还不包括餐馆中肉类替代品的增长，比如说不可能皇堡（Impossible Whopper）和素食炸鸡（Beyond Fried Chicken）。
But legislators (and the meat industry groups that support them) in states such as Missouri and Arkansas have had issues with these products, fighting their use of the term “meat” by passing laws that prohibit their labeling as “meat” or with meat terms such as “sausage” if they are not actually from animals. This follows similar battles between the egg industry and faux egg makers and the milk industry and nut milk producers.
These recently released meat alternative standards do allow for references to the type of animal meat (chicken, sausage, etc.) and the form of the product (nuggets, tenders, burgers) that these plant-based products represent, as long as there is a qualifier that clearly indicates the item is plant-based or vegetarian.
Those qualifiers can include phrases such as “plant-based,” “vegan,” “meatless,” “meat-free,” “vegetarian,” “veggie,” “made from plants,” and other similar terms. That qualifier also has to be in a prominent position on the display panel, the standards note.
America is a nation of optimistic gamblers, despite glaring evidence that this is a terrible idea. Americans average $70 per month on lottery tickets, according to Census data, which rises to $132 per month among 65-74 year olds. That’s $1,584 per year.
Now a new survey from Bankrate finds that people with incomes under $30,000 spend 13% of their income on lottery tickets. “The odds of winning are slim to none, but residents of states across the country continue to drain their checking accounts and buy tickets.”
If everyone put those funds toward their credit card balances, which average $6,194, U.S. consumer credit card debt would be entirely wiped out.