When white is the real dirt

ENVIRONMENT: How Belgian chemical business activities brought both prosperity and pollution to one coastal Italian village.
Director: Chloé Malcotti
Producer: Chloé Malcotti
Country: Belgium

(Translated from English by Google Gtranslate)

The more certain we are that the climate crisis is already here, the less we know what to do to prevent it from turning into a disaster. Take, for example, electric cars. We believe that by driving them, we can reduce CO2 emissions. But what if we charge them with electricity produced by mining and burning coal? For the coal, at least we know it’s dark and dirty. What if the thing causing the pollution is crystal white and even has cleaning powers, such as bleach or sodium bicarbonate that can thoroughly remove dirt and dangerous substances from anything, be it a dishwasher or fresh fruits?

This is what happened to the community of Rosignano Marittimo. Etruscans and Romans were already . . .

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