The end of plastic? New plant-based bottles will degrade in a year

The end of plastic? New plant-based bottles will degrade in a year


“The unprecedented plastic waste tide plaguing our oceans and shores, can become as limited as our chosen relationship with plastics, which involves a dramatic behavioral change on our part…”
Captions and Photo: © SAF — Coastal Care

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A biochemicals company in the Netherlands hopes to kickstart investment in a pioneering project that hopes to make plastics from plant sugars rather than fossil fuels…

Read Full Article, Guardian UK (05-16-2020)

These 10 companies are flooding the planet with throwaway plastic; Greenpeace (10-09-2018)
Nine months, six continents, 239 cleanup events, and more than 187,000 pieces of trash later, we now have the most comprehensive snapshot to date of how corporations are contributing to the global plastic pollution problem…

Coca-Cola admits it produces 3m tonnes of plastic packaging a year; Guardian UK (03-14-2019)
Coca-Cola has revealed for the first time it produces 3m tonnes of plastic packaging a year – equivalent to 200,000 bottles a minute – as a report calls on other global companies to end the secrecy over their plastic footprint…

Nestlé is spending billions to create a market for recycled plastics; CNN (01-16-2020)

Planet Plastic: How Big Oil and big soda kept a global environmental calamity a secret for decades; The Rolling Stone (03-03-2020)

What are businesses doing to turn off the plastic tap? UNEP (06-28-2018)

Plastic Pollution: When The Mermaids Cry, The Great Plastic Tide, Coastal Care
Washed out on our coasts in obvious and clearly visible form, the plastic pollution spectacle blatantly unveiling on our beaches is only the prelude of the greater story that unfolded further away in the world’s oceans, yet mostly originating from where we stand: the land…

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