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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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EU ban on plastic straws and stirs proposed to cut marine litter

News
May
28

The European Union has proposed banning plastic products like cotton buds, straws, stirs and balloon sticks when alternatives are easily available in an attempt to reduce litter spoiling beaches and ocean beds.

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You Can Help Turn the Tide on Plastic. Here’s How.

Inform, Pollution
May
27

Do these six pain-free things, and you’ll help reduce the impact plastic is having on oceans and other waterways around the world.

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New York city to consider banning plastic straws

News, Pollution
May
25

If the bill becomes law, restaurants that continue to use plastic straws would be warned, then face fines between $100 and $400.

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Review of biodegradable bags shows not enough is known to judge if they are safe for environment

News, Pollution
May
23

A team of researchers from the U.K. Austria and France has found that not enough work has been done to determine if biodegradable shopping bags are actually environmentally friendly.

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