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Category: Pollution

Coca-Cola is world’s biggest plastics polluter – again

Coca-Cola is world’s biggest plastics polluter – again

Coca-Cola has been named the world’s largest polluter of plastics for the second year in a row, according to an audit conducted by Break Free From Plastic.

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Greenpeace report reveals ghost gear contribution to plastic pollution

Greenpeace report reveals ghost gear contribution to plastic pollution

An estimated 640,000 metric tons of abandoned or lost fishing equipment, or ‘ghost gear,’ enters the ocean every year, equivalent in weight to more than 50 thousand double-decker buses. In total, the equipment makes up around 10 percent of the plastic waste in our oceans, entangling and killing marine life.

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Why biodegradables won’t solve the plastic crisis

Why biodegradables won’t solve the plastic crisis

“Green” alternatives to throwaway plastics don’t always break down in sea water. But could they help to fix our food waste problem?

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Can plastic pavement curb the world’s epidemic of plastic waste?

Can plastic pavement curb the world’s epidemic of plastic waste?

Ninety percent of the plastic we use ends up in landfills, or in the world’s oceans. Now, a Scottish firm has invented a way to recycle that hard-to-use plastic for a role that requires durability: paving roads and highways.

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Why does the Arctic have more plastic than most places on Earth?

Why does the Arctic have more plastic than most places on Earth?

Here in the Arctic, hundreds of miles from the nearest big city, are some of the greatest loads of plastics on the planet. Studies find higher concentrations of microplastics in sea ice in these remote, high-latitude hotspots than in the five infamous ocean garbage patches.

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Argentina could become ‘sacrificial country’ for plastic waste, say activists

Argentina could become ‘sacrificial country’ for plastic waste, say activists

Argentina has changed its definition of waste in a move that could allow it to import millions of tonnes of plastic waste discarded in the US.

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Put wastewater improvements first in climate resiliency planning

Put wastewater improvements first in climate resiliency planning

Sea-level rise makes wastewater planning even more important, writes scientist Rob Young.

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Turning plastic trash into high-quality liquid products

Turning plastic trash into high-quality liquid products

Researchers have developed a new catalyst that can cleave plastic’s strong carbon-carbon, converting it into higher value products.

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Brazilians rally to clean beaches amid outrage at Bolsonaro’s oil spill inaction

Brazilians rally to clean beaches amid outrage at Bolsonaro’s oil spill inaction

Nobody knows where the oil is from or why it keeps washing up on Brazilian beaches. “People in the north-east are cleaning the oil from the coast with their own hands while the federal government is immobile…”

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