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Category: Plastic Pollution News

New York plastic bag ban comes into force but opponents tote exceptions

New York plastic bag ban comes into force but opponents tote exceptions

California and Hawaii have implemented bans on plastic bags but New York, another bastion of progressive policymaking, has been stymied amid fierce lobbying by the plastics industry and concerns over the impact on low-income residents.

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Tell Your Representative to Support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act!

Tell Your Representative to Support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act!

Tell your representatives it’s time to support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020, for the health of humans, animals, waterways, oceans, and the environment. A Plastic Pollution Coalition Petition.

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Plastic pollution poses new threat to a turtle paradise

Plastic pollution poses new threat to a turtle paradise

The waters surrounding Príncipe harbour five of the world’s seven species of sea turtle and this remote island’s relatively pristine beaches provide crucial nesting sites. Arguably, the most insidious threat is the plastic permeating Príncipe’s waters and piling up on its beaches.

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India and Norway team up to fight plastic pollution

India and Norway team up to fight plastic pollution

India and Norway have joined forces to investigate the possibility of establishing a global agreement to fight plastic pollution. They emphasised a shared understanding of the global and urgent nature of marine plastic litter and microplastics and underlined the issue cannot be solved by any one country alone.

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Petition: Pass the Federal Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act!

Petition: Pass the Federal Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act!

Over the past year, the Surfrider Foundation has worked closely with U.S. Senator Tom Udall (NM) and U.S. Representative Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) to introduce bold federal legislation to tackle the plastic pollution crisis. The legislation is entitled the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act, introduced on February 11, 2020.

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Stars urged to ditch the sequins at the Oscars to save the oceans

Stars urged to ditch the sequins at the Oscars to save the oceans

Awards season is an opportunity for stars to send a message. Sustainable fashion consultants would like to see a blanket ban on sequins, made from toxic, petroleum-based plastics which pollute our living planet and persist for hundreds of years.

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Marine Heat Wave Linked to Sharp Increase in Whale Entanglements

Marine Heat Wave Linked to Sharp Increase in Whale Entanglements

An ocean heat wave off the U.S. West Coast from 2014 to 2016 drove humpback whales into a narrow band of cooler water, leading to a dramatic increase in whale entanglements with crab-fishing gear, according to a new study.

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Plastic Pollution: When The Mermaids Cry – The Great Plastic Tide; By Claire Le Guern

Plastic Pollution: When The Mermaids Cry – The Great Plastic Tide; By Claire Le Guern

In celebration of Coastal Care’s 10 years Anniversary, we are republishing an acclaimed selection of the most popular Featured Articles contributions.

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A simple burst of bubbles is keeping this canal clear of plastic

A simple burst of bubbles is keeping this canal clear of plastic

In Amsterdam, the Great Bubble Barrier is a simple solution to plastic pollution: creating an invisible barrier that helps collect the trash that ends up in the water.

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