Single-use plastics ban approved by European Parliament Increasing soil health and productivity of rice crops Study: Replanting Trees After Wildfires May Not Be Necessary Unique immunity genes in one widespread coral species Amazon forests failing to keep up with climate change Rainforest destruction from gold mining hits all-time high in Peru Indonesian farmers earn more thanks to rice breeding Stop biodiversity loss or we could face our own extinction, warns UN Bill Gates Unveils Toilet That Transforms Waste Into Fertilizer, Doesn’t Require Water or Sewers Flood-tolerant rice saves farmers livelihoods
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Plastic Cigarette Wrapper Found Inside a Jellyfish

If you look closely, you can just make out the words “Philip Morris International.” The tobacco company's name can be seen on the translucent strip of a cigarette box wrapper that was photographed inside a mauve stinger jellyfish found swimming through the Mediterranean Sea. Animals trying to avoid ocean plastic have to navigate a minefield. […]

All the plastic you can and cannot recycle

Most people are trying their best to recycle plastic – but the many different ways in which recycling is collected by different councils across the UK has left them confused. What can be recycled and what can't? We are putting more plastic in the recycling than ever before – but pictures of sea life tangled […]

Scientists get ready to begin Great Pacific Garbage Patch cleanup

A team of scientists and engineers will on Saturday begin an ambitious cleanup of plastics in the Pacific Ocean targeting a stretch of water three times the size of France known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. A 600m-long floating barrier will be launched off the coast of San Francisco and, powered by currents, waves […]

Victory for The Independent’s Cut the Cup Waste campaign paves the way towards a greener future

We could not have imagined that our campaign against single use plastics and for a latte levy on disposable coffee cups would be met with such rapid success. We launched our Cut the Cup Waste campaign in January this year and today we report that Robert Jenrick, a Treasury minister, signalled that Philip Hammond, the chancellor, […]

Invasive Species Are Riding on Plastic Across the Oceans

We know plastics are as plentiful in parts of the open ocean as they are in our everyday lives. But, until recently, scientists didn’t consider that such debris could also be carrying a new wave of invasive species to the shores of the United States. Now they're finding that not only is that happening, but […]

Chile enacts historic ban on plastic bags

Chile made history on Friday when it became the first country in South America to ban the commercial use of plastic bags. "I want to share with you the joy that as of today we're enacting the law," said President Sebastian Pinera at a public ceremony in the centre of Santiago, after which he handed […]

Plastic pollution: Nigeria’s untapped ‘waste wealth’ fuels environmental disaster

In the dead of the night, on July 15, 2018, the cloud that was pregnant with rain the previous evening when residents of the Jibiya Local Government Area of Katsina State went to bed, burst. It rained cat and dog amid breeze that caressed the dwellers to a deep, soothing sleep. But minutes into the downpour, […]

Only a third of plastic food packaging can be recycled, councils say

Only a third of the plastic in packaging pots and trays for food can be recycled, local authorities have said. Town hall chiefs urged manufacturers to scrap the “smorgasbord” of plastics used to package foods from fruit and vegetables to yoghurt, margarine and microwave meals to help cut waste and increase recycling. Analysis by the […]

Plastic Pollution Danger to River and Marine Life

This year World Environment Day is another reminder that our river and marine life now in a new danger is high concentrations of plastic pollution entering our freshwater rivers and oceanic systems, the experts said yesterday in a seminar jointly organized by Environment and Social Development Organization-ESDO and Department of Environment-DoE. Land-based pollution can reach […]

Beat the Plastic Pollution, Ban the Bag

Environment and Social Development Organization-ESDO is the pioneer organization in Bangladesh which recognized the treat of plastic bag pollution to the natural environment and public health.“Beat the Plastic Pollution, Ban the Bag” the International Plastic Bag Free Day on 3, July. More than 150 countries are ready to celebrate the day this year. Environment and […]

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