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Bangladesh High Court orders ban on single use plastic

DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh’s High Court on Monday ordered the government to ban single-use plastics in coastal areas and in hotels and restaurants in one year to combat pollution. In 2002 the south Asian nation was among the first countries to ban the use of plastic and polythene bags in an effort to stop them […]

Colgate’s New Bamboo Toothbrush Is A Sign That Tides Are Changing

Colgate has just unveiled their first ever eco-friendly toothbrush, made from 100% biodegradable and sustainably grown bamboo. The company launched the product as a part of its mission to reduce overall plastic waste and improve its social impact. The move is reflective of a broad shift in the climate where companies across the board, including major brands, […]

Dead Whale, 220 Pounds of Debris Inside, Is a ‘Grim Reminder’ of Ocean Trash

A dead sperm whale that washed up on a Scottish beach had more than 220 pounds of tangled netting, rope, plastic and other debris inside its stomach, according to a local whale research group. The 10-year-old male whale was found Nov. 30 on Luskentyre Beach in the Outer Hebrides after becoming stranded on a sand […]

Ditch the plastic to save the planet

Bangladesh has a chance to play a major part in the reduction of plastic pollution Plastic pollution is a problem that plagues the entire world, and Bangladesh is no exception. In spite of laws designed to get rid of polythene bags — one of our main sources of plastic pollution — and in spite of […]

Some 700 schools to take part in Zero-Waste Day

Students and staff of over 700 Belgian schools are to take part on Thursday in a zero-waste day by taking actions such as avoiding plastic wrappings, the GoodPlanet association, which is the behind the initiative, said on Wednesday. This awareness-building day is part of the European Week for Waste Reduction. GoodPlanet, whose aim is a […]

A new initiative lets you do some shopping with zero waste

There’s a new approach to plastic waste that’s set to launch in France and the United States next month, with some of the planet’s biggest brands on board to help consumers make a zero-waste transition. Read More: https://www.sustainability-times.com/green-consumerism/a-new-initiative-lets-you-do-some-shopping-with-zero-waste/

Signatories of new Zero Waste pledge are not always committed, said Zero Waste Europe

Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) has responded to the C40 network declaration “Advancing towards Zero Waste” by stating that the signatories “don’t always translate into consistent commitments.”  So far, 25 cities and regions from the global North have signed the declaration, which aims to reduce waste by 15%, halve landfill and incineration by 2030 and recycle 70% of waste. The declaration endorses the importance […]

I went trash free for a day

The idea behind going trash free is to make a person realise how much unnecessary waste is produced by each of us on a daily basis. A lot of us don't think twice before throwing something into the trash and we almost never think about where our trash ends up. Most of the discarded materials […]

A Running List of Action on Plastic Pollution

The world has a plastic pollution problem and it’s snowballing—but so is public awareness and action. Each year, an estimated 18 billion pounds of plastic waste enters the world’s ocean from coastal regions. That’s about equivalent to five grocery bags of plastic trash piled up on every foot of coastline on the planet. All that […]

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 […]

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