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Queensland bans the bag & offers cash for containers, antibiotic use in animals down 65% in the Netherlands, and energy demand will plateau from 2030

Queensland shoppers will no longer be able to get plastic bags at the supermarket but will be able to cash in their cans and bottles under laws passed

overnight; a grassroots revolution has reduced antibiotic use in animals in the Netherlands by 65%; and independent research claims that global energy demand will plateau from 2030, oil demand will flatten from 2020 to 2028 and go to a significant decline thereafter, the shift to renewable energy will be quicker and more massive than most people realize, yet the energy transition will not be difficult to finance.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How Australia's only Assyrian school helps refugee children thrive. Read more here

• How Queensland shoppers will no longer be able to get plastic bags at the supermarket but will be able to cash in their cans and bottles under laws passed overnight. Read more here

• VIDEO: How a grassroots revolution has reduced antibiotic use in animals in the Netherlands by 65%. View here

• How, according to new research, leafy infrastructure saves metropolises about $505 million each year. Read more here

• How the Federal court in the U.S. has upheld the Seafood Traceability Law designed to combat seafood fraud. Read more here

• How Daniel Libeskind's Sapphire building in Berlin features geometric tiles coated in titanium dioxide, which breaks down dirt when exposed to the sun's UV light, enabling the building to simultaneously clean itself and purify the air. Read more here

• How independent research claims that global energy demand will plateau from 2030, oil demand will flatten from 2020 to 2028 and go to a significan decline thereafter, the shift to renewable energy will be quicker and more massive than most people realize, yet the energy transition will not be difficult to finance. Read more here

 

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