Plastic Waste – GBRI
 

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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A shocking footage captured by environmentalist organization Parley for the Oceans showed actual waves of plastic trash getting washed ashore Montesinos Beach in Santo Domingo, the capital city of Dominican Republic. The plastic waste filmed mainly includes beverage bottles and takeaway containers. Ironically, tourism ads for the Dominican Republic say ‘Come for the beaches’. But instead of […]

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As an increasing number of businesses around the globe are moving towards sustainability and environment-friendly practices, the latest one to jump on the bandwagon is world famous coffee chain Starbucks. The company announced on Monday that it plans to ditch plastic straws globally by 2020 and instead use straws made from other materials, and lids designed […]

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The one thing that our oceans can definitely do without is more plastic trash. Marine plastic pollution has become a global crisis with millions of tons of discarded plastic becoming a nightmare for marine life and ecosystems. The most dangerous form of plastic in our oceans is the discarded fishing nets/gear that traps animals and most […]

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New Zealand based beauty brand Ethique is doing its bit to help eliminate plastic waste in people’s daily routine. This month, the company announced that it has already eliminated half a million personal care plastic bottles from landfill – a figure that it hopes to double by the end of 2018. Ethique makes a variety […]

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