Plastic Waste – GBRI
 

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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Now here is an excellent way to put all that plastic waste (that our planet is literally drowning in!) to some good use. The Dutch city of Zwolle just opened up a bike lane called PlasticRoad that has been made from recycled plastic instead of the usual asphalt. The idea for the bike path was conceived by […]

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Everyone knew this was not going to be an easy task, but it had to be done nevertheless. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch floating between California and Hawaii is finally about to get cleaned up, thanks to a marine apparatus system created by The Ocean Cleanup, the brainchild of 24-year-old Boyan Slat. Boyan founded The Ocean Cleanup in 2013 […]

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After China put in place a stringent ban on plastic waste imports from western countries to focus on its own pollution problems, Southeast Asian countries like Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam stepped into China’s shoes. However, last month Vietnam and Malaysia decided to limit imported trash and now Thailand is following suit. The country will stop […]

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