Pollution – GBRI
 

After a recent report revealed that water separating the stunning Italian island of Capri from the mainland contained four times more plastic litter as compared to other marine areas around Italy, the local government was quick to pass a new ruling banning all kinds of single-use plastics on the island. They can neither be sold by local […]

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In a bid to encourage more consumers to recycle drinks containers and tackle plastic litter, the Scottish government has introduced a deposit return scheme under which consumers will have to pay a 20p deposit on every bottle (plastic or glass) or drinks can (aluminium and steel) they buy. The scheme will cover single use bottles ranging from […]

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The latest report released by the National Parks Conservation Association paints a pretty grim picture when it comes to the US national parks’ air pollution woes. The report states that 96% of America’s national parks are facing ‘significant’ air pollution problems, which is alarming, to say the least. The report looked at damage from air pollution at […]

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In an important step towards tackling the ever increasing problem of plastic waste, Maine became the first state in the US to impose a ban on disposable cups and containers made from polystyrene, also known as Styrofoam. Under the bill, that will go into effect by 2021, restaurants, cafes, grocery stores and other such places would […]

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Are ‘biodegradable’ plastic bags that claim to be oh-so-environment-friendly really effective in tackling the problem of plastic pollution? A new research reveals perhaps not. For the first time, a research was undertaken where compostable bags, two forms of biodegradable bag and conventional carrier bags were tested after long-term exposure to the sea, air and earth. None of […]

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The latest State of the Air report from the American Lung Association has revealed that between 2015 and 2017, seven million more Americans lived in places with unsafe levels of air pollution as compared to between 2014-2016. And one of the culprits to be blamed is climate change. The report found that the number of days […]

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World famous as Aquaman and for his iconic character Khal Drogo in the epic television series Game of Thrones, actor Jason Momoa recently shaved off his trademark beard. The reason? He wants to raise awareness about the plastic pollution menace and the importance of recycling. “Goodbye DROGO, AQUAMAN, DECLAN, BABA,” he captioned the Instagram post where […]

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Scientists have found traces of more than 100 pesticides and 21 antibiotics in streams across all of Europe, including the UK. A quarter of the chemicals identified are banned, while half of the streams analysed had at least one pesticide above permitted levels. It is a well known fact that pesticide contamination proves to be extremely […]

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