Plastic Waste – GBRI
 

McDonald’s, Taiwan announced last week that by June 2019, it is going to ban plastic straws from all of its outlets as a means to cut down on plastic waste. The fast food giant is currently promoting a campaign called “drink cold drinks directly”, under which it is encouraging customers to ditch the straws. The company will […]

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In an attempt to tackle the mounting global plastic waste problem, supermarket chain Aldi has committed that all of its packaging would be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. Additionally, the company will also aim to reduce its packaging material by at least 15%. Because more than 90% of its product range is Aldi-exclusive, the retailer […]

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A dehydrated and extremely emaciated juvenile whale spotted in waters off the coast of the Philippines on Saturday morning died of starvation after consuming more than 88 pounds of plastic trash. The poor creature was vomiting blood shortly before it died. Darrell Blatchley, a marine mammal expert and the curator at the D’Bone Collector Museum in […]

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Just a little over a year after China closed its doors to plastic waste from western nations, India has also decided to put a ban on such imports in order to tackle the growing problem of plastic pollution. The country has also pledged to phase out all single-use plastics by 2020. India generates 26,000 tons […]

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We all are well aware of the fact that growing plastic waste is one of the worst crisis our planet is facing today. It is estimated that every year, more than 8 million tons of plastic waste ends up in our oceans. However, a new technology developed by researchers at the Purdue University could help transform the […]

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European NGO Recycling Netwerk has revealed that many of the founder members of the self styled Alliance to End Plastic Waste are actually investing billions of dollars in the production of more plastic. This comes across as a classic example of not practicing what one preaches. Shell and ExxonMobil are two of the signatories, both […]

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In 2018, UK’s famous supermarket chain Iceland installed ‘reverse vending machines’ in five of its stores that allowed customers to return plastic bottles purchased at the store and receive a 10 pence voucher in return. The test run proved to be super successful and it is being reported that customers returned over 300,000 plastic bottles for […]

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