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Riding and Betting on the Circular Global Economy on Two Wheels

While we are riding through places as well as to places of employment in the spirit of reducing emissions, improving health, etc., we also follow along on key issues that affect the environment and economy.

As the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing nears an end, it becomes more clear regarding climate change that although he takes the next step for the administration to at least finally acknowledge the overwhelming and continually growing evidence and facts supporting climate change, his opinions are far removed from the truth of the matter that one should no longer have the right to pollute and adversely affect the lives of others as growing incidences in health particularly come to light to tip the scales even more in our favor.

Sometimes the wheels of justice spin more slowly.

Environmental concerns continue to push new products onto markets that benefit our world in many ways.

In the ongoing war on plastic we have earned another key victory this past week with the opening of 30 meters of bicycle path pavement using reused plastic as the main component.

This is also an important step to building and to repaving more of our roads with reusable plastic which, as well as cleaning up our oceans and beaches, also reduces pollution from carbon-intensive plastic-production emissions with overwhelming benefits to the new circular global economy.

Much more can be done to reuse plastic in the US and worldwide to benefit from its main advantage of durability as almost 90 percent of plastic, according to a recent Economist report, goes into landfills, etc.

In our race to save and improve the lives of residents of our cities from growing carbon emissions, the mayor of Pontevedro guided by the ethical understanding that driving an automobile has become a privilege and not a right has taken it upon himself to implement highly progressive multi-model planning in his city center. He has eliminated cars ostensibly from the 300,000 square km city-center area and repaved streets with granite tiles.

Significantly reducing autos in the center has reduced fatalities related to cars by over 300 percent in a ten-year period and also reduced deadly carbon emissions by 70 percent in the city center.

He is finding that residents are more than pleased with the improvement to their quality of life and health.

Some more progressive cities continue to push the envelope regarding renewable energy uses in new and interesting ways. Reykjavik is now using small, portable wind turbines at mass transport stops to power lights, electrical outlets, etc.

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