“About Endlessness” is the cinematic edition of the law of conservation of energy. It evokes the concept far more artistically — although a brilliant scene mentions thermodynamics. But that’s what Roy Andersson’s latest feature is: A tasteful montage of brief moments in the in-between and the grand, the welcome and the unwelcome, “About Endlessness” splices together mostly unrelated scenes. Andersson’s film is him testing himself as a director — how smart can he make a film?
Boris Johnson has been accused of having ‘completely lost the plastic plot’ after telling schoolchildren that recycling ‘doesn’t work’ as a means to ease the climate crisis. The Recycling Association reacted with astonishment at the Prime Minister’s remarks during a Downing Street press conference for pupils, saying they were ‘very disappointing’. Number 10 had to tell the public to continue recycling after Mr Johnson said ‘recycling isn’t the answer’ and stressed the need to reduce the amount of plastic that is used. The PM said: ‘It doesn’t begin to address the problem. You can only recycle plastic a couple of times, really. What you’ve got to do is stop the production of plastic.’
Social wellbeing and community, not wider economy, uppermost in people’s concerns over sustainability policies.
Lafarge Canada keeps sustainability at the forefront of all its operations, across Canada, and the Winnipeg Cement Terminal is the next one on the list to reap the benefits of the company’s ongoing energy efficiency reviews. Maximizing sustainability is a paying proposition, too – with Canada’s Federal Carbon Tax impacting competitiveness, the energy-intensive cement industry keeps finding new and creative ways to manage energy consumption. The energy efficiency reviews prove, however, that solutions to these challenges don’t have to be complex – and that this ongoing measurement of energy baselines is critical in determining if potential opportunities for savings exist.
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