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Floating parks made from plastic waste could help communities tackle pollution

The equivalent of one truck of plastic waste is dumped into the ocean every minute, but what if it could be caught and removed before it drifted out to sea?One such solution, called the Recycled Park Project, is being floated. Developed over the last five years, the idea is turning plastic waste into islands. The Recycled Island Foundation and […]

Recycling: Where is the plastic waste mountain?

A year ago, experts warned that the UK could face a mountain of waste plastic as China imposed a ban on waste imports.In recent years, the UK has heavily relied on China to take our unwanted plastic packaging. Three years ago, the UK was exporting half a million tonnes of plastic to China and Hong […]

S.Korea bans single-use plastic bags at supermarkets

The ban will come into effect on Tuesday as part of a revised law on conserving resources and encouraging the reuse of recyclable waste, said the country's Ministry of Environment. Under the revised law, the use of disposable plastic bags will be prohibited from the first day of next year in major retailers, including about […]

Legal plastic content in animal feed could harm human health, experts warn

Small bits of plastic packaging from waste food make their way into animal feed as part of the UK’s permitted recycling process.  Plastic traces in animal feed could pose a risk to human health and urgently need to be the subject of more research, experts have told the Guardian. Their comments came after British farmer […]

Top official orders ban on single-use plastic in Home Ministry building

Home Minister Tjahjo Kumolo has begun a battle against plastic waste, ordering all officials under the ministry, including canteens in the building in Central Jakarta, to refrain from using single-use water bottles, cups and straws. He made the call for all officials within the Home Ministry and the National Border Management Agency (BNPP) on Jl. Medan Merdeka Utara […]

Supermarket ban sees ‘80% drop’ in plastic bag consumption nationwide

The ban on single-use plastic bags by Australia’s two largest supermarketsprevented the introduction of an estimated 1.5bn bags into the environment, and the retail industry is hopeful this is only the beginning.Coles and Woolworths’ decided to stop offering single-use disposable plastic bags midway through the year after years of campaigning by environmental groups and consumers. Some shoppers objected to […]

Half of dead baby turtles found by Australian scientists have stomachs full of plastic

Baby sea turtles are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of plastic pollution, according to a new study which found around half of the recently hatched reptiles had stomachs full of plastic. In recent years, scientists have realised that animals ranging from plankton to whales are regularly consuming plastic, since around 10 million tons of […]

Dead sperm whale found in Indonesia had ingested ‘6kg of plastic’

A dead sperm whale that washed ashore in a national park in Indonesia had nearly 6kg (13 lbs) of plastic waste in its stomach, park officials say. Items found included 115 drinking cups, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags and two flip-flops. The carcass of the 9.5m (31ft) mammal was found in waters near Kapota […]

Single-use plastics ban approved by European Parliament

The European Parliament has voted for a complete ban on a range of single-use plastics across the union in a bid to stop pollution of the oceans. MEPs backed a ban on plastic cutlery and plates, cotton buds, straws, drink-stirrers and balloon sticks. The proposal also calls for a reduction in single-use plastic for food […]

‘Single-use’ named 2018 word of the year

Single-use, a term referring to products – often made of plastic –that are made to be used once and thrown away, has been named Collins Dictionary’s word of the year for 2018. Collins, whose lexicographers monitor a 4.5bn-word corpus to come up with an annual list of new and notable words, said images such as […]

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