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Filling the void created by China when the country decided to stop the import of plastic waste from developed nations due to environmental concerns, Argentina might soon be importing millions of tons of low-value and potentially toxic plastic scraps from the US and other nations. The country’s president, Mauricio Macri, signed a decree in August reclassifying […]

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A collaboration between Danone and Dutch non-profit start-up Ocean Cleanup has resulted in the development of the Ocean Cleanup Interceptor, world’s first scalable solution for removing plastic from rivers. This new technology aims to stop plastic waste from entering oceans by first intercepting it from rivers. The Interceptor, which is 100% solar powered and uses the […]

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A global audit of collected plastic trash conducted by the Break Free From Plastic global movement has revealed that beverage giant Coca Cola is world’s biggest plastic polluter. This is the second consecutive year that the company has been listed as world’s most polluted brand. It is followed by Nestle, Pepsi and snack-maker Mondelez, but Coca Cola […]

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As people began realizing how plastic is contaminating our planet, they started looking for greener alternatives. As a result, biodegradable and compostable plastic alternatives began to gain a lot of popularity. However, these supposedly ‘greener’ alternatives are not as great for our environment as we think. And this was recently pointed out by a committee […]

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After InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), hospitality giant Marriott has also announced that it will phase out the use of small, single-use plastic toiletry bottles from most of its hotels by December 2020. These bottles shall be replaced with larger, pump-topped bottles. When fully implemented, the program is expected to prevent about 500 million tiny bottles – or […]

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Board game giant Hasbro – manufacturer of games like Monopoly, Scrabble and Operation – has announced that it plans to eliminate all plastic packaging like shrink wrap, window sheets, plastic bags or elastic bands from its products by 2022. However, that does not mean the product itself will change. The monopoly houses and hotels will still be […]

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In order to tackle the plastic waste crisis, UK decided to levy a five-pence fee for plastic shopping bags back in 2015. And it seems the move has proved to be a great success as the country’s seven biggest retailers – Asda, Marks and Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, The Co-operative Group, Tesco and Waitrose – have announced that their […]

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It is high time hotel chains start taking note of the plastic pollution they cause, just like the InterContinental Hotels Group. Last year, IHG banned plastic straws from all of its hotels which include the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza chains. Now the hotel group aims to eliminate the travel-sized plastic toiletry bottles from its hotels, replacing […]

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