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England announces plans to ban single use plastic cutlery, plates and cups

The British government announced plans to ban single-use plastic cutlery, plates and polystyrene cups in England as part of what it calls a “war on plastic”. Ministers said the move would help to reduce litter and cut the amount of plastic waste in oceans. Environmental activists have urged more urgent and wider action. Scotland, Wales […]

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UK’s plastic waste is being dumped and burned in Turkey, Greenpeace finds

UK plastic waste is being exported to Turkey and then illegally dumped and burned, according to a new report. Greenpeace said about 40% of the UK’s plastic waste exports were sent to Turkey last year. But rather than being recycled, investigators saw some of it dumped by roads, in fields and in waterways. The UK […]

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Ocean Cleanup System 001 Suffers A Glitch

A non-government organisation ‘Ocean Cleanup’ put in operation the ‘System 001’ in┬áthe Pacific Ocean to reduce┬áplastic pollution. The device is 2,000 feet long with a 10-foot skirt hanging below it, under the water. It will create a barrier in the oceans for the plastic so that it can be collected. Garbage patches in the oceans […]

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Oceans With More Plastic Than Fish

There could be more plastic than fish in our oceans by 2050. The research findings were announced at an Energy and Environment conference held at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology in Pakistan. The plastic waste in oceans would double by 2025 and in 2050 there’ll be more plastic than fish. Fossil based plastic take […]

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Micro Plastic

In a recent study by Australian scientists, micro plastic was found in human excreta. Yes, your reading it right! For a week 8 volunteers kept note on the food they consumed. Most of it right out of plastic packaging, including water. The micro plastic varied from 5 -500mm.It is certain that micro plastic came from […]