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Tag: Plastic Pollution

Non-lethal impacts of seabirds’ plastic ingestion

Non-lethal impacts of seabirds’ plastic ingestion

A new study of seabirds that had ingested plastic debris has revealed a range of non-lethal impacts on their health and physiology. While seabird deaths due to swallowing plastic debris or becoming entangled in it have received global attention, the non-lethal effects on seabirds that survive plastic ingestion are less well-known.

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Plastic bans proliferate in 2019 as planet drowns in trash

Plastic bans proliferate in 2019 as planet drowns in trash

As the world slowly wakes up to the scale of the plastic pollution problem, an increasing number of countries and cities are introducing bans on certain products. Not only can they help to prevent plastics from entering marine ecosystems, but they’re also addressing the myth that we can recycle our way out of the problem.

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Great Pacific garbage patch: giant plastic trap put to sea again

Great Pacific garbage patch: giant plastic trap put to sea again

Floating boom is designed to trap 1.8tn items of plastic without harming marine life – but broke apart last time

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Asian countries take a stand against the rich world’s plastic waste

Asian countries take a stand against the rich world’s plastic waste

Amid a growing global movement against non-recyclable plastic, Vietnam and Thailand have said they will block all imported plastic waste in the next few years. Taiwan announced it would only accept plastic scrap if sorted into a single type, making it easier to recycle.

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Japan wraps everything in plastic. Now it wants to fight against plastic pollution.

Japan wraps everything in plastic. Now it wants to fight against plastic pollution.

Japan’s obsession with hygiene combined with its pride in “omotenashi,” or customer service, dictates that everything is meticulously wrapped, rewrapped and bagged in multiple layers of plastic.

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Where does your plastic go? Global investigation reveals America’s dirty secret

Where does your plastic go? Global investigation reveals America’s dirty secret

A Guardian report from 11 countries tracks how US waste makes its way across the world – and overwhelms the poorest nations.

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War on plastic, a BBC Video

War on plastic, a BBC Video

Every minute of every day the equivalent of a garbage truck full of plastic is emptied into the world’s oceans. In this new three-part series, BBC reporters explore where this gigantic problem is coming from, and what we can all do to try and solve it.

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Canada Plans to Ban Single-Use Plastics, Joining Growing Global Movement

Canada Plans to Ban Single-Use Plastics, Joining Growing Global Movement

Canada on Monday joined a growing global movement with a plan to ban single-use plastics blighting the environment.

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Microplastics Have Invaded The Deep Ocean — And The Food Chain

Microplastics Have Invaded The Deep Ocean — And The Food Chain

The largest habitat for life on Earth is the deep ocean. It’s home to everything from jellyfish to giant bluefin tuna. But the deep ocean is being invaded by tiny pieces of plastic — plastic that people thought was mostly floating at the surface, and in amounts they never imagined.

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