#147 - The global fight for the Ukraine narrative | Curio

#147 - The global fight for the Ukraine narrative

15 mins | Feb 16, 2022

Today's episode from 16th February 2022. There's worry amongst western governments about the Ukraine situation but Russia insists it has no intention to invade. Who do you believe? We find out why the US and UK's message on international affairs has become less credible to the public because of past claims. Then later, is the future of plastic guilt-free? We learn about a new super plastic that’s 2 times stronger than steel. With tensions continuing to escalate in Ukraine, for The Financial Times Gideon Rachman contemplates the long-lasting shadow the Iraq war has left on the credibility of western leaders. If we are to continue our current quality of life, we need plastics. They take very little energy to produce and are so heavily involved in almost all aspects of our daily lives - from the lids of our to-go cups to aeroplanes - that a plastic boycott would be almost impossible. However, with our oceans now filled with one-time use products, it’s clear we’ve mishandled them. This is why, as Mark Wilson explains in Fast Company, 2DPA-1 - a new form of plastic invented by MIT - is so valuable on our mission to reduce waste and preserve our planet for generations to come. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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