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27 08 2022 | 05:39

UN seeks plan to beat plastic nurdles, the tiny scourges of the oceans

Maritime authorities are considering stricter controls on the ocean transport of billions of plastic pellets known as nurdles after a series of spillages around the world.

17 08 2022 | 16:35

Plastic can take hundreds of years to break down – and we keep making more

Every great movie has at least one scene that stays with you.

11 08 2022 | 14:46

‘Incredibly promising’: the bubble barrier extracting plastic from a Dutch river

Five years ago, Claar-els van Delft began to suspect that plastic waste on the beach at Katwijk in the Netherlands did not come from visitors, or the sea, but from the mouth of a nearby river. “We…

08 08 2022 | 07:56

Tiny turtle pooed ‘pure plastic’ for six days after rescue from Sydney beach

A baby green sea turtle rescued from a Sydney beach had eaten so much plastic that it took six days for the contents to be excreted, according to Taronga zoo’s wildlife hospital. The 127-gram…

26 06 2022 | 07:57

NIGERIA: Recycling waste ensures schooling for the needy

With 22 million people in Nigeria illiterate, financial professionals through the Association of Certified and Chartered Accountants (ACCA), are launching the "Recycling for Education Campaign".

23 06 2022 | 18:24

MOZAMBIQUE: Plastic bags to be banned by 2024

The Mozambican authorities are adopting a law to ban the use of plastic bags by 2024. This measure will reduce plastic pollution that affects marine biodiversity and public health in this country of…

22 11 2021 | 16:40

Scotland to enforce ban on single-use plastic items from June 2022

Scotland will be the first UK nation to pursue this ban on some of the most problematic plastic products. Legislation has been put in place to ensure Scotland’s use of various plastic items will be…

22 11 2021 | 14:20

‘Drowning’ in waste: Australia recycled just 16% of plastic packaging last year

Report described as ‘sharp wake-up call’ finds recycling has flatlined since voluntary plan was introduced in 2017 Australia is failing to meet its own plastic reduction targets, with just 16% of…

14 11 2021 | 08:20

U.S.: Essential plastics industry enjoys “fantastic” profits with no regulation

Plastics industry profits soar even in wake of COVID-19, weather-related issues A recent IEEFA report on plastics pricing and the case for regulation of the industry has been released at a time of…

09 11 2021 | 13:18

About 26,000 tonnes of plastic Covid waste pollutes world’s oceans – study

Increased demand for PPE has put pressure on an already out-of-control global problem, report finds Plastic waste from the Covid-19 pandemic weighing 25,900 tonnes, equivalent to more than 2,000…

28 10 2021 | 08:17

US plastics to outstrip coal’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, study finds

American plastics industry, described by experts as ‘the new coal’, releasing at least 232m tons of gas annually The plastics industry in the United States is on track to release more greenhouse gas…

27 10 2021 | 14:47

Plastics emissions to surpass coal-powered plants by end of decade

The plastics industry in the United States is on track to release more greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) than coal-powered electricity generating plants by the end of the decade, according to a new…

16 10 2021 | 12:22

‘Can be recycled’: the latest must-have for beauty industry packaging

Cosmetic and skincare brands are increasingly keen to highlight their sustainable credentials – but, says Sarah LaBrecque, there’s a complex story behind the labelling that appears on everything from…

01 10 2021 | 12:44

What Is the Environmental Cost of Bottled Water?

Is it better for your health and the environment to drink water from a plastic bottle or from a tap?

24 09 2021 | 15:53

McDonald’s ditches plastic Happy Meal toys for sustainable options

The plastic toys will be phased out by end of 2025. McDonald’s says it will no longer include plastic toys in Happy Meals by the end of 2025 and make the switch to items made from renewable and…

09 09 2021 | 14:50

Coca-cola bottles make up 16 per cent of plastic waste on UK beaches, analysis finds

Drinks companies must play their part in tackling pollution by reducing packaging and switching to re-fill models, campaigners say. Coca-cola branded bottles remain the most common plastic litter…

07 08 2021 | 10:58

Environmental impact of bottled water ‘up to 3,500 times greater than tap water’

The impact of bottled water on natural resources is 3,500 times higher than for tap water, scientists have found. The research is the first of its kind and examined the impact of bottled water in…

03 08 2021 | 10:14

Kenya launches nationwide crackdown on single-use plastic bags

The National Environment Management Authority (Nema) will next week start a major crackdown on single-use plastic bags across the country. This comes after the authority expressed concern that some…

17 07 2021 | 11:59

Here's What Happens When You Eat From Plastic Containers.

Drinking water is supposed to be good for you, but what happens when you diligently carry that disposable water bottle around all day, to remind yourself to take a sip? With that sip, you take in an…

17 07 2021 | 09:09

Plastic pollution is nearing irreversible tipping point, experts warn.

Biodiversity loss, rising temperatures and increased toxicity for oceans and wider society if emissions continue. The world may be approaching an irreversible tipping point for plastic pollution, a…