Plastic Waste – GBRI
 

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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According to the Local Government Association in UK, only one-third of plastic food containers bought by households can be recycled in the recycling facilities. The remaining two-third usually ends up in landfills or gets incinerated. The analysis revealed that out of the 525,000 tonnes of plastic pots, tubs and trays used by UK households annually, just 169,145 tonnes […]

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In an attempt to curtail the amount of plastic waste generated by its stores, theme parks and cruise ships, Walt Disney just announced that it plans to phase out plastic straws and stirrers and “complete [its] work to eliminate polystyrene cups across our global owned and operated business.” On Disney cruise ships, “refillable in-room amenities” will be […]

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British property company Canary Wharf Group (CWG) just announced that it would become world’s first plastic-free commercial center to tackle the mounting problem of plastic waste. The group said their efforts to eliminate plastics will focus on five areas: local business support, community engagement, community events and the creation of a steering panel. CWG made […]

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