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China just handed the World a 111-million-ton trash problem

News, Pollution
Jun
25

The world’s biggest waste importer is no longer buying. So where’s all that trash going to go?

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Scientists calculate impact of China’s ban on plastic waste imports

News, Pollution
Jun
21

Scientists have calculated the potential global impact of China’s ban on plastic waste imports and how this policy might affect efforts to reduce the amount of plastic waste entering the world’s landfills and natural environment.

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Whale found In Thailand dies from eating over 80 plastic bags

Rescuers unsuccessfully tried to nurse the male pilot whale back to health. A necropsy revealed over 17 pounds of plastic, including more than 80 plastic bags, in the whale’s stomach.

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World Oceans Day: 8 things you can do to make a difference

News, Pollution
Jun
8

The barrage of threats facing our oceans today might seem like an overwhelming tsunami of problems. But there’s hope, according to experts and activists, who say there are a slew of steps you can take to help make a difference.

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World Oceans Day 2018: the battle against single-use plastic

News, Pollution
Jun
8

From Paris to Hong Kong, and Quito to Malé, on June 8, 2018, people around the world are celebrating World Oceans Day…

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India vows to ban all single-use plastics by 2022

News, Pollution
Jun
6

India has vowed to ban all single-use plastics by 2022, according to the U.N.’s environmental agency, which called it an “unprecedented ambitious move against disposable plastic…”

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The planet is on edge of a global plastic calamity

We urgently need consumers, business and governments to cut consumption of single-use, throwaway plastics, writes the UN Environment chief

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How India’s Fishermen Turn Ocean Plastic Into Roads

In an innovative project, fishermen in Kerala collect ocean plastic for recycling, cleaning the ocean in the process.

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Plastic pollution: ‘Scourge’ of debris on UK beaches tackled

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News, Pollution
Jun
2

More than 400 beaches around England will be checked weekly in a bid to tackle the “scourge” of discarded plastic, the Environment Agency (EA) has said.

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