hound in the same region coping with the same crisis. that. he complained of their stomach ache so i took him to get an injection he was better then slept after coming back home the pain came back so we took him to the hospital again a steady stream of patients are being wheeled into nearby hospitals time is of essence . those who can be saved are piled into trucks but these are just the cases that have come to light or maybe we are trying to find out if anyone else has consumed the liquor has been kept in any other homes we are investigating the state governments of all through our kind and predacious have promised to crack down on illegally brewed alcohol charm are important and good we have suspended six foreign portman officials including the inspector the sub-inspector among others who are responsible for curbing these kind of illegal trade according to a latest government report at least fifteen hundred indians died from digging
contaminated alcohol in twenty fifteen the victims are often from poor communities who are unable to afford liquor from licensed shops and buy from unregulated suppliers who used toxic chemicals and even pesticides to save costs priyanka took the zero. well still ahead here on al-jazeera. i'm wayne hay in bangkok where the countdown is on to the first election since a coup in two thousand and fourteen we look at whether the new government will be able to reverse a military crackdown on free speech plus warnings from an international white scruples egypt's leader prepares to take over the reins of the african union those stories on the other side of the break.
we've got more when she weather pushing across the middle east some rather disturbed weather actually just piling in across eastern side of the mediterranean we have outbreaks of rainfall the eastern med just around cyprus pushing into the levant fifteen celsius in the cloud and the rain for beirut looking rather disappointing on sunday it'll make its way further eisa make the most of that sunshine in baghdad in kuwait city eighteen or nineteen degrees that disturbed weather politics way across iraq western side of iran seeing some rather disturbed weather from time to time north of the country up towards the caspian sea could also see some snow little more cloud there you can see just driving its way over towards afghanistan but dry it's cloudy at around eight degrees celsius some cloud to across northern parts of saudi arabia on the same weather system then so a chance of some rain in spots of rights any possibility towards central parts of saudi riyadh could see some wet weather and that really disturbed weather piling out of kuwait city heavy downpours western parts of iran could see some localized
flooding even catch all spots of rain here and caught a tempest in doha at around twenty three degrees. right across the eastern side of south africa as well as we go on through sunday and those showers intensifying for monday. sponsored by catherine ways. in the next episode of techno the team looks into the environmental impact of waste management trash is a big business for them on board with a smelly bill thanks to the complexities of recycling when these different plastics are blended together then the recycling becomes difficult to impossible and the science that office solutions is very easy for us to have one hundred percent recycled material techno on al-jazeera.
welcome back you're watching undeservedly it's a whole rama reminder of our top stories the u.s. banks syrian democratic forces say they have started to push out of its last pocket of territory more than twenty thousand people have been moved to camps also the political crisis in venezuela has turned into deadlock over consignment of u.s. aid sitting on the colombian side of the border the opposition is trying to work out how to get it into the country and thousands of antigovernment protesters are calling for haitian president given a noisy to resign accusing him of being involved in corruption some demonstrators are throwing rocks at his home. journalist who's known for his criticism of pakistan's government has been arrested outside his home in lahore. son says his
father was beaten by officers as they took him away on saturday morning police say he's being investigated for making deflower metry and noxious comments journalists in pakistan say they've been working in an increasingly hostile climate since prime minister imran khan came to power last year government officials deny they're targeting the media. u.s. democratic party senator elizabeth warren has officially begun her bid to take the white house from president trump in twenty twenty and she's hoping for a fresh start after facing criticism for her claims of native american heritage even before warren took to the stage times twenty twenty campaign team denounced as a fraud warren is a prominent figure from the democratic progressive wind and will complain a workers' rights and white access to health care. this is the fight of our lives the fight to build an america where dreams are possible an america that works for everyone.
was. and that is flying i stand here today to declare that i am a candidate for president was no elizabeth warren as part of an increasingly crowded and diverse field of democrats vying for the chance to challenge trump but they include jersey senator cory booker long time prosecutor and california is senator kemal harris and barack obama's former housing secretary julian castro several others have also signal their interest twenty sixteen democratic candidates and the moment senator bernie sanders is expected to run again and former vice president joe biden said in december that he's the most qualified person for the job. the policy though is in crisis in the state of virginia where the governor is defying calls to resign over a racism scandal. initially apologized after an old photograph emerged showing
a picture of two men one in black face another drags in a clue clown the costume he since denied that he was in the picture but admits to wearing blackface in another. college photo oldham's a potential successor is a fellow democrat and has been accused of sexual assault castrate reports from virginia state capital richmond. the turmoil engulfing virginia's president has roots in the state's racist past a century and a half ago as virginia led fellow slave owning states into the american civil war white actors painted their faces black to mock and humiliate enslaved blacks the war ended slavery but not blackface but john was most popular character jim crow became the symbol of racial segregation that continued into the one nine hundred fifty s. and now these photos tied to virginia's current political leaders connect that
racism to the present there's always necessarily been a belief that black people were inferior to justify slavery and segregation and to and to i don't want to say excuse but explain why they are lower in society in terms of income and education and so when you put on black face you're essentially making a caricature of someone that you think is lesser then you governor ralph northam continues to resist calls to resign he's wavered on whether it's him in the photo from his college yearbook but says he did wear black face on another occasion i look back now and regret that i did not understand the harmful legacy of an action like that virginia's attorney general admitted this week he also wore black face in the eighty's in the states. senate majority leader edited a college yearbook with these photos of fellow virginia military institute students to nightmare a nightmare in virginia right now and we needed to and two of the three leaders in
the black face scandal are democrats having campaigned on racial equality to win votes in a state that was recently a republican stronghold now the democrats rise in virginia is in jeopardy and the party's national efforts to draw a contrast with the race politics of donald trump is damage. that black people are my. particular party but the democrats troubles in virginia go beyond race just says lieutenant governor just in fairfax seemed poised to replace the embattled governor two women including this college professor came forward to accuse fairfax of sexual assault there are facts denies the allegations does anybody think it's any coincidence that on the eve of potentially being elevated that's when this uncorroborated smear comes out does anybody believe that's a coincidence coincidence or not the cascading scandals have thrown virginia into
political chaos it's unclear who will leave the state one thess is all over or if the social troubles one thought to be confined to history well ever see a true end. castro al-jazeera richmond virginia. writes activists in asylum seekers have been protesting in spain against increasingly strict migration policies they marched toward spain's border with morocco and its north african enclaves prime minister pedro sanchez promised to show more compassion for migrants when he took office last year but the government appears to be changing its position last month blocked on a chip from leaving port in barcelona saying it had violated maritime regulations staying in europe service capital and seen its tenth weekend and to government demonstrations several thousand people marched through belgrade on saturday demanding the resignation of president alexander which he's accused of stifling free media and democracy state media denounce the protesters as western stooges.
to north africa now where gyptian president of the c.c. is set to chair the african union and its annual summit which begins in ethiopia on sunday and i'm listing international thing as this could undermine the commitment to human rights the organization has expressed concern over the potential impact cc's chairmanship could have on the independence of regional human rights mechanisms and their future in gauge went with civil society amnesty goes on to list violations it says were carried out by egyptian authorities including and false disappearances and mass killings during a wave of demonstrations and twenty thirteen. the african union suspended egypt's membership when sisi led to the military coup against the democratically elected president mohamed morsi that the market is a social and political commentator he says presidency sees a leadership will prove to be damaging ultimately the choice of having sisi
as their leader is a clear indication that although things have changed. although things are supposedly changing the fact is we are. being very retrogressive we're actually going back to probably the eighty's ninety's type of situation where. the leaders are very reluctant to allow. more human rights to be available to to the people and i think importantly i mean the fact that sisi virtually rigged an election won it by ninety seven ninety eight percent. tells you a lot about how you will most likely respond to any electoral issues or any political issues around elections or on the continent and i think this is going to be a very bad year for africa in terms of moving forward. meanwhile the suspected
refugees and internally displaced people. in ethiopia. i sure are sunni was thirteen years old when she says government forces attacked her village in sudan seven years on things have picked up she plays volleyball every week at the center for refugees in ethiopia's capital addis ababa that's where she fled with her family. three months since. it went north to two months. and i'm going all. the refugees here from nearly twenty countries the center also provides them with child care and language classes. the people here are among more than twenty million in africa who fled oppression and conflicts but they are luckier than most they've
made it through the city they can benefit from the facilities here at this center. a stuck in camps. conditions are usually poor the south sudanese refugees in uganda say humanitarian aid is not enough. africa has more refugees and internally displaced people than any other continent african leaders say they're going to do something about it as they meet for the african union's annual summit in addis ababa refugees and displaced people is the theme for the year ahead. the a u.s. political affairs commissioner says it'll work to prevent the causes of displacement. do you violet. for your people and we will talk to you and say to you what do you are doing is not good you should. lead is also expected to talk about efforts to reform the african union but observers are wondering if other pressing issues will be addressed such as the recent protests
and government crackdowns in sudan and zimbabwe. talking about best scenes with out discussing why people are being forced to flee from the us they're responsible for the oppression the conflict. back at the center for refugees these men from eritrea sing songs from home. people here are getting by many more who were displaced across the continent on not. to take more than a new theme the african union to change that. malcolm webb al-jazeera. ethiopia. though when voters in thailand had to the polls next month many will be hoping for an outcome that leads to improved human rights particularly free speech the military has run the country since a coup in twenty fourteen and since then it's been working harder to silence
critics of the time joining hundreds of people. seeking justice and says a small group gathered outside the office of the thai prime minister in bangkok they risked a wrist demanded investigation into the murder of two critics of the military government and monarchy and the disappearance of another they went missing from neighboring laos and in december the bodies of two of them were found in the mekong river tyler thirty say they had nothing to do with the murders all of these cases create people people are afraid to express their views and opinions. especially about establishment such as the monarchy no one dares to do anything even to demand the rights of the dead. so me up was arrested before the coup and spent seven years in jail for criticizing the royal family in articles published in his magazine and i mean you know he says when he was released last year he found that human rights had to rewrite to dramatically under military rule inspiring him to continue
fighting for democracy and free speech the government has used several laws to try to stifle dissent charging people with sedition or violating the computer crimes act the things they're posted online and after the coup there was a surge in the number of people charged with insulting the monarchy. if the military has also used overt tactics like harassment to silence critics for the past ten years the hosts of this web show have divided thailand's politicians since the coup the being summoned by soldiers and continue to be watched closely. in these intimidation and during these time. may still. come in the form of the information officer. on my twitter. facebook. my instagram or my wife you know what i'm confident the
election and the reintroduction of opposition voices to parliament will help ease restrictions but others on sure anything will change because of a constitution that allows for an elected senate is and even an appointed prime minister. in the near future is still hopeless for thailand we should brace for more chaos and conflict because i don't think the civilian government will be full . until it is those whose voices haven't been silenced say they'll continue to use their words and actions to push for change as thailand begins another episode of a political story when hey al jazeera bangkok. there are a reminder of our top stories the u.s. backed syrian democratic forces say they've started to push eisel out of its last remaining territory the kurdish fighters say the offensive is focused on the
village in the eastern province u.s. airstrikes have helped them to members in recent weeks more than twenty thousand civilians have left the area. this battle will be sealed in the next coming days. most of the terrorist in baghdad is a foreign in the last two months most of the hundred hours in were arrested they were foreign. there are varying numbers of civilians who are leaving because they may be around a thousand civilians in between five hundred six hundred terrorists so that means there may be close to two thousand or three thousand civilians the political crisis rocking venezuela has turned into a standoff over a consignment of u.s. aid sitting on the colombian side of the border the opposition is trying to work out how to get it into the country after the aid was blocked by the venezuelan military which remains loyal to president nicolas maduro. as part of american efforts to push him from power. protesters in haiti have thrown rocks at the
president's home and fought with police during a third day of anti-government demonstrations at least three people have died since the rally started in the capital port au prince on thursday demonstrators are calling for haitian president of an hour to resign their angry economic mismanagement and allegations of corruption or protests are expected on sunday when one of the. president and all of his cabinet must resign he's not thinking or acting in the interest of the people one way or another we want him gone. a journalist who's known for his criticism of pakistan's government has been arrested outside his home and rosie's son says his father was beaten as officers took him away on saturday morning police say he's been estimated for making to fly metry and obnoxious comments journalists in pakistan say they've been working in his crease in the hostile climate since prime minister iran can came to power last year government officials deny they're targeting the media and fairly of course you can
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a neuroscientist stripped down that label they live in and fill tours and an entomologist that's our team now they are now let's do some side. hey guys working the techno on phil tours today we're going to be talking trash and a ton of it and joining me with this trash talk dr crystal dorf and dr shu some more now first up the water ball now by some estimates here in the u.s. release fifty billion of these every year in the midst number one is that this is going to be recycled correct actually it's probably not going to be recycled a lot of the water bottles that we think are headed for recycling facility and up in landfills and there's landfills that has a really negative impacts on the surrounding communities is actually quite shocking for the material that is designed to be used over and over again actually only gets
used once and what we've done is taken just like this one of its journey after it's been blue bins to see exactly what. the world is addicted to plastic. it was sold to us as the product of the future product like. this educational video from the one nine hundred forty s. celebrates the convenience of plastic arrow you are not. reading our own for. back then it was a symbol of the modern times to come six decades later the reality is. the earth is choking on it. according to the united states environmental protection agency only nine percent of plastic is making its way into the recycling stream
that's a people problem as they toured on the streets or troi it in the ocean or unfortunately that's a habit that has to be stopped it's our addiction to single use plastic for fast food storage and packaging convenience. that's at the root of the problem we're guilty. and we should just admit it dr steven not is a professor of materials science at u.s.c. he studies the physics and chemistry of materials like plastic seems to have been a material that was developed for convenience but we're now you know almost one hundred years later paying the price if you look at the population as a whole probably a majority have not yet realized the magnitude of the problem. and nothing symbolizes the problem like the present plastic water bottle americans consume water from about fifty billion bottles a year. made from what's called p t polyethylene turf out late two
monomers ethylene glycol and purify tariff acid combine to create a polymer resulting in a lightweight strong material why then does a lost all my stuff to infinity in the landfill this essentially have the same type of bonds that hold together diamond if you're conscientious enough to throw a water bottle into a blue recycle bin like we do here at techno and you probably think that water bottle is going to be turned into another water bottle but that may not necessarily be the case techno wants to find out what happens next so we followed the water bottle. this is the massive twenty facility near los angeles california. located near a large metropolis it can take a lot of trash. if you take
a football field from post to post ten feet high. fill it up with trash about a third of that water that comes over here every day. three thousand tons a day this facility of is a glimpse into the wilds of single stream recycling because all of the recycled material it receives comes from a single source been like this convenient because all recyclables end up in one basket but there's a price you can't unscramble an egg susan collins is a manufacturing engineer who heads up a nonprofit recycling institute once materials get mixed together too much like glass shards ending up in paper. or plastic bottles ending up in the paper stream or a limit in cans ending up in the plastic stream all of that is detrimental to recycling sorting seems to be a massive component there are multiple compositions of plastic when these different
plastics are blended together then the recycling become difficult to impossible that's exactly what's happening at the plenty of times that means of those who won't be turned back into another bottle but instead it will go on another journey into the secondary plastic market one of the myths is that once you place the water possible in a blue recycle bin it can actually be made back into water bottle again the technology is that why isn't it being done more you know i can't really speak to the industry what happens after you know the water bottle leaves our facility we just make sure that the containers that come in here are recovered as much as possible so you don't know what happens to the plastic that you recover once you've given it to the breakup both know but from what we understand that there is a local market for the. for the most part
a lot of the material is shipped overseas mostly to be asian pacific in two thousand and fourteen the second cheap plastic market sent about hoff of california's plastic trash to china because it's a mix of all the different types of plastics it can only be melted down repurposed a process known as down cycling it could be t. shirts it could be teddy bear stuffing it could be carpets. because down cycle products and. they just take a longer trip before they eventually end up in a landfill and there's another inherent problem with single stream recycling half of the country has access to recycling and the other half might have a drop off program that might be nearby or it might be ten or twenty miles away and . us were able to news about five to seven percent recycled content beverage bottles in the united states the number in germany is twenty five to thirty five percent in the u.s. bills. california is only one of six states that places
a redemption value on non-carbonated p.t.t. bottles but here we have a national possibile because it seems to be so successful sure it's purely for political reasons but one of the purchased in california consumers pay anywhere from a nickel to a dime deposit on them at checkout. we see about a million and a half customers a canadian based company replanted with seven hundred locations in the u.s. offers a plastic buyback program. there are sorts of middleman in the plastics trade they redeem bottles for deposit. the result is dramatic the recycling rating california is typically three times higher than that of the rest of the nation here at this replanted sorting facility they process over two million bottles a day packaging up the best quality p. t. these mountains of plastic oppressed cracked and then bailed among the by is this
p.t. . is carbonite it's a two hundred twenty thousand square foot plant with a chance to use chopsticks into material from the bottles. as a mechanical engineer. i feel like a kid in a candy store that is not a good role model i know you have. poor hair or broken in the past six separate it from any debris and then washed in hot water in our second stage that washes the very clearly separates their calves and labels from the p.c. bottles is then separated into clear petey greene. the clear and colored p.t. is ground into flakes and washed again heated then melted and then becomes pellets . the good ones want
a bottle to bottle recycling the plastic from one bottle is used to make another nothing and often not until they even recycle the labels and casts. in pepsi's they could use among the companies heavily invested in one to one. so if we get the recycled retiring up in the us you know it's very easy. hundred percent recycled material for use if you keep something in a closed loop he replacing version resources over and over and over again catches up with you in a pretty awesome way and is responsible for avoiding a whole bunch of environmental consequences. throw away living. a promise of liberation. americans are free at last this feature and life magazine one thousand nine hundred fifty five signaled the beginning of
a throwaway society. if people only knew the problem that they were creating when they extolled the virtues of throwaway living this is a monster and the creating here. do you know about something. they want to extend those experiences alters oh constantly for years. these neighbors are talking trash as a group of milpitas california residents go door to door to buy the expansion of the newbie island landfill located in the neighboring city of san jose. they hold weekly meetings at stakes and they host town halls there is a significant odor that comes from the newbie island facility sometime you know when i just go out and take a walk i just feel dizzy and i feel like story because he's like
a huge bag you know this is so smells so bad. milpitas california a sleepy bedroom community is the gateway to silicon valley a bustling tech town of seventy thousand many citizens here say the garbage is taking over. and ruining their quality of life. i'm a real estate broker and years ago very few people would ask about otar now one hundred percent of the people that are buyers within the community are asking about the odor that is going to affect property values newbie island resource recovery park here in san jose is a landfill operated by republic services the nation's second largest waste management company it's been taking trash since one thousand thirty and was scheduled to close in twenty twenty five. instead today the city of san jose is not only planning to keep it open until two thousand and forty one they want to grow it
from one hundred fifty feet above sea level to two hundred forty five feet increasing its capacity more than fifteen million cubic yards. we fill it and that is that is the fashion oh well i want to move out of this interview americans create about two hundred fifty million tons of trash a year. in one thousand and eighty eight there were about eight thousand landfills in america two decades later that number dropped to below two thousand spurred on by environmental and health concerns heavily populated areas started closing landfills and shipping trash to more remote regions. san francisco hauls its trash about fifty miles across the bay to york city trash is trucked out of state to new jersey pennsylvania even as far away as ohio virginia and south carolina and until recently america was doing a brisk business selling its crap to china but now even china is leery times of
changed awareness of the public is much greater about health issues now than it was when newby began newbie is one of the largest active landfills on the shores of san francisco bay i don't think his voice miss america the city of milpitas filed a lawsuit against san jose over environmental impacts caused by the landfill the bay area air quality management district which has received two thousand new be landfill order complaints has issued new b. island five public nuisance violations related to odor issues according to a district spokesman they're still negotiating the fines. trash is a big business and an unfortunate it's a smelly business too don lynch field is the northern california environmental manager for public services the community itself seems to have some concerns about this site and the owner problem that they're experiencing unfortunately we've been a little slow to address those concerns so we'd like to apologize to the community for that here at the landfill we've had order mitigation plan that we've been
working on for years we get a lot of fresh refuse that comes in every day and we have order mr station set up in strategic locations throughout the landfill that can mitigate some of the fresh orders. in addition the public says it invested heavily in the state of the art recycling facility to help divert landfill waste. all of the mature that we accept over a thousand times a day in the bay area well for you comes into this facility and we diverted from the landfill so we process the material and remove everything that first cycled. two hundred thousand tons a year are being diverted from the landfill are all forty four hundred tons of paper and thirty tons of plastic ninety tons of the last ten thirty tons of metal every day despite diverting nearly fifty percent of their annual beats the landfill is still growing and that causes some to look toward another possible solution. in sweden a country that boast thirty three incinerators trash is burned to create fuel and
what's known as waste to energy about half of their waste is recycled and the rest is prayer less than one percent goes to landfill sweden is known as a world leader in waste to energy incinerators like this one which utilizes modern technology to capture and control emissions san francisco authorities tell us they have no plans to build an incinerator in the bay area instead they say they plan to increase composting and to continue to ban what they call bad designs. what is your hope for san francisco what we're trying to do is really break that addiction to pasta quater san francisco is the first city in the country to ban the single use water bottle from city property in the case of our ban on single use plastic water bottles the goal here is to establish a marker to lay it down in san francisco to work with other cities to do the same in the meantime however we are still a consumer and dumped nation republics landfill manager augustine marino says he
wants to residents know just one thing. as the one that works in trash for a living and you hear the concerns of the citizens and yes what you have to say to them this is not a dog you know you hear that we're very often and for us you know that that we work here every day it's not fair to call this a dog this is a mother and son a very down field we take pride in what we do here these residents say they just wish they were doing it somewhere else so this is not a day i'm just waiting for my vehicle i'm fighting for the end. nobody's going to get is going to be the. mountains of trash piled high as the eye can see at this landfill just outside san francisco but inside this mass scientists see potential some of this waste is organic about forty percent of landfill waste nationwide is from food that's waste that doesn't have to be there innovators are tackling that
waste a program that takes food from restaurants and farms in the area turns that waste into energy and we're finding new ways or what we used to call we are right now in my ninety percent. waste recycling compost gabrielle is on a small cafe in san francisco's mission district she composts everything i'm a strong believer that i'm doing what i can and that is that i can what she's doing here on a small scale is part of a much bigger picture. if you look at what she's doing here and turn. of diverting waste away from landfills and creating a recycling type of circuit here with everything that happens and that's what we have to look to inspired by western europe san francisco opera owners like financial incentives to compost. a lot of these small businesses are actually doing it for economic reasons it lowers their bill for recycling for their garbage but overall money it's a way to motivate people but it's not the only motivator when the food waste is in
the landfill it decomposes and it generates methane gas and methane is a very potent greenhouse gas john hinckley the civil engineer who runs the resource we could reprogram the east bank with a combined solid food waste really quickly swatting to create fuel that has been held there now terry organic yes that's the term we use to describe this it's like a black gold. and. the process works like this food waste from throughout the bay area is trucked here to the east bay municipal utility district east bay mud the sewage treatment plant and a pioneer of green power for the first plant and north america to be commentor genius you all and ultimately energy on today and. when we started the track we've got a grammy or a fifth about forty percent of the energy we needed to run the plants and that's pretty typical her way it's water treatment plant today were at one hundred thirty
percent of our to be and not allowed that's just going to double energy to do that or to vote on our neighbors next to ours. and what actually happened there we're standing by a pipe that labeled it is the heated sludge is going into an anaerobic digester a digester is like the human stuff so organic material goes into the digester and in there it's bio degraded by. cherry and they feed the solid material and that solid material is being converted into bio gas and that bio dad is a great renewable energy source and it's a fuel that we use to run our engines and turbaned to generate electricity let me get this straight i think i said there i think the energy in the fuel that i am proud that i have that is there that i you know collect that you're getting at the
bacteria that they're turning out and the energy that's correct each digester here is about two million gallons and we have eleven of them so that's twenty two million gallons of capacity east bay mud shared the technology and now other water treatment facilities in brooklyn new york and in california cities of marin thousand oaks fresno and san diego are using it. most of us don't think about the waste whether it's flushing the toilet or throwing things in the garbage it just kind of disappears and i think is a society we've been very successful at sort of highlighting where the waste go and i think as time goes on and the population grows and waste generation grows they will become more aware of waste generation this is a great responsibility both in the sides have big impact and they are in the world for the next generation. so through all of this it's clear there is
a problem out there with recycling with way too much pressure what can we do is consumers well and some people think it's an individual choice we just need to get better at sorting our trash and sorting our recyclables and actually following through and others think that we need to be taking a legislative approach and in san francisco if ban water bottles and government property and maybe we can do more things like that when i work in latin america glass bottles or the norm there that is what you use whenever you get a soda from a. restaurant or something but the difference there is you are expected to return that glass bottle to the person and they recycle also times they'll give you a quarter in return but if you don't return that glass bottle you're being very rude it's like a societal norm but you're breaking i think as consumers we need to be extremely mindful of not using plastic ones so just try and increase the times piece of packaging and then just make sure that you trash in
a bleep in once you finish with it when it comes to responsible use i mean also you think about whether or not you're putting it in the blue bin at all i mean a lot of people just have this idea what i'm going to throw it in the trash and throw it in this bin and whatever it is it's going to disappear into the ether and now i'm absolved of all responsibility but it has to go somewhere i mean conservation of mass if nothing else really did make me more aware of how much plastic i'm actually using when i use a plastic straw or plastic cup only those things we just because it seems like there's so many of them we just use them once and throw more and that's the absolute is nothing like standing at the open face of a landfill and going through your head of like why i threw away that yogurt container and that i had a water bottle this morning in my cups probably in there and you really start to realize how much of this waste you generate and day i'm sure you can see it and you can smell it yes doesn't it certainly a dirty job but an important one to tell so thank you for bringing that to us that's it for now be sure to check it so next time right here on techno dive deep
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my headquarters here in doha coming up in the next thirty minutes venezuelan stream across the colombian border remain stuck in a standoff between president maduro and the u.s. also warnings from an international group. to take over the reins of the african union. i am i. ignoring the call over her native american ancestry elizabeth warren. to unseat president. welcome to the program the u.s. backed syrian democratic forces trying to push out of the last piece of territory that holds the fighting is going on near iraq's border and twenty thousand civilians have fled including the families of i saw.
the stage is set for what's being called the final ground battle against ice all the kurdish led syrian democratic forces work has the backing of american air power and i saw it's surrounded. already been exchanges of fire commanders are confident that this will be i sold last. this battle will be sealed in the next coming days. most of the terrorists. in the last two months most of the hundreds arrested they were foreign. there are varying numbers. maybe around a thousand civilians and between five hundred and six hundred terrorists so that means that maybe close to two thousand or three thousand civilians. eisel once controlled large parts of iraq in syria but a concerted campaign by regional and international forces has forced them back to a small area around the village of bugaboos. well s.d.f.
military commanders are promoting this as the end of eisel many experts believe the group will continue to pose a threat president trump has been very clear to say that this is to kill off it that is being destroyed not isis the terrorist group which will continue to survive and as we know isis members have fled to yemen to libya nigeria they're there they're scattered about the middle east but of course this is the we believe there are several thousand left scattered around iraq in syria and many of them are foreign fighters the coming battle will be a milestone in syria's war but humanitarian challenges will continue long after the fighting ends around twenty thousand people have been forced from their homes ahead of the assault on both groups including the families of eisel fighters. will join thousands more in refugee camps where conditions are dire due to chronic shortages of food and medicines much of the country's infrastructure is in ruins these people
won't know when they'll be able to return home into modern al-jazeera and the delicate as the u.s. perspective from washington d.c. . well in essence don't trump already has declared victory against isolette look at the timeline from december when he first made that announcement and that i saw had been defeated and in fact he was going to bring the two thousand or so u.s. troops back from syria and that's really the key question here is the fate of those u.s. boots on the ground in syria donald trump has made it fairly clear that he wants to bring them back but that has had consequences he's gone against advice from his own generals in fact his secretary of defense at the time jim matters resigned over that and other global policy issues his own generals are sill saying it's not a good idea let's not take any rash action here and then within the last couple of weeks his own party the republican party served him up a pretty harsh rebuke when they disagreed with his wish to bring those two thousand
troops back from syria so what we've had since december since all tom made that surprise announcement that he was going to withdraw those troops is the president swinging backwards and forwards saying he may bring them back immediately he may bring the back in the next few months we can get back there if we need to or we're just going to keep them there for now so it's a very confusing situation the overall sense is that as commander in chief he does want to withdraw those forces. now the political crisis gripping venezuela has turned into a standoff over a consignment of u.s. aid which is sitting on the colombian side of the border the opposition is trying to work out how to get it into the country after it was blocked by the venezuelan military. yankees go home is the message of this gathering in. these are supporters of president. who want to reassure the world that their precedent won't be leaving office any
time soon. and our revolution is here to stay twenty years of unique crisis in latin america we're going to be again the latest of a movement that will take freedom to other countries in the world the rally is happening as the united states and canada are getting ready to send in humanitarian aid in cooperation with a self declared president why your aid is perceived here as a form of intervention people here say that the confrontation is not with the opposition but with a united states who is trying to take control of this country's natural resources and that's why they have come here to this club to sign a document that requests the united states to respect and as well as sovereignty but in bit thirty one of the largest barriers in latin america but totally said says people need almost everything all her family has already left the country she says hyperinflation makes it difficult for her to eat every day the resoled saw no
water gas or health clinic where she lives an example of the enormous deterioration that has taken over venezuela's capital the. since i was died the situation got worse and worse now it's horrible i cannot say i'm going to buy chicken because i can't afford it i live on pension of six dollars a month and that's why people like i waiting for any assistance they may get not caring where it comes from the u.s. . it is already sending food and medicines to the border but how it makes it into the country remains to be seen international organizations fear the consequences of using humanitarian aid politically confronting situation on their humanitarian aid and this is the reason why i have decided to come as from his posse one just two days ago i arrived here in trying to fix and to ask to both sides to clean the table from these useless discussion. because there isn't
a grease gun in politicizing the humanitarian aid we want to use our humanitarian channel without any involvement in the. aid because they say we should call a political aide that not your money that any money damages and we'll drop by definition. in a country as polarized as venezuela neutrality is difficult to find. and that's why assistance from abroad is being used by both sides for the government it's the evidence it's under attack for the opposition the possibility of showing it can bring some type of relief to people's lives. and just got back us the protesters in haiti have thrown rocks at the president's home been sold with pulling strings to government demonstrations at least three people have died since the rally started and the come to port-au prince of them straight as are calling for haitian president to resign but angry economic mismanagement and allegations of
corruption or protests are expected on sunday. one of those that would argue that president and all of his cabinet must resign he's not thinking or acting in the interest of the people who get one way or another we want him gone us democratic party senator elizabeth warren has officially launched her bid to take the white house from u.s. president donald trump in twenty twenty she's hoping for a fresh start after facing criticism for her claims of native american heritage even before one took to the stage trump's twenty twenty campaign team denounced her as a forward warren is a prominent figure from the democrats' progressive wing and will campaign on workers' rights and why drives us to health care now she's part of an increasingly crowded and diverse field of democrats vying for the chance to challenge trump and they include new jersey senator cory booker longtime prosecutor and california senator kemal harris and barack obama's for housing secretary julian castro several others have also signaled their interesting clued in the former vice president joe
biden in december he said that he's the most qualified person for the job twenty sixteen democratic candidate and the senator bernie sanders is also expected to run again. the party though is in crisis and state of virginia where the governor is defying calls to resign over a racism scandal rossmore them initially apologized after an old photograph emerged showing a picture of two men one in black face another dressed in a clue klux klan costume he since denied that he was in the picture but admits to wearing blackface at another college party. potential successor a fellow democrat has been accused of sexual assault by the castro ripples from virginia state capitol richmond. the turmoil engulfing virginia's president has roots in the state's racist past a century and a half ago as virginia led fellow slave owning states into the american civil war
white actors painted their faces black to walk and humiliate enslaved blacks the war ended slavery but not blackface but john was most popular character jim crow became the symbol of racial segregation that continued into the one nine hundred fifty s. and now these photos tied to virginia's current political leaders connect that racism to the present there's always necessarily been a belief that black people were inferior to justify slavery and segregation and to and to i don't want to say excuse but explain why they are lower in society in terms of income and education and so when you put on blackface you're essentially making a caricature of someone that you think is lesser then you governor ralph northam continues to resist calls to resign he's wavered on whether it's him in the photo from his college yearbook but says he did wear black face on another occasion i
look back now and regret that i did not understand the harmful legacy of an action like that virginia's attorney general admitted this week he also wore black face in the eighty's in the states senate majority leader edited a college yearbook with these photos of fellow virginia military institute students to nightmare a nightmare in virginia right now and we needed to and two of the three leaders in the black face scandal are democrats having campaigned on racial equality to win votes in a state that was recently a republican stronghold now the democrats rise in virginia is in jeopardy and the party's national efforts to draw a contrast with the race politics of donald trump is damage. oh oh. that but people are like. this particular party but the democrats' troubles in virginia go beyond race just as lieutenant governor just in fairfax seemed poised.