Plastic Pollution – GBRI
 

In another reminder of how plastic trash is polluting our oceans and negatively impacting marine life, researchers from Newcastle University in England found traces of plastic in creatures from six of the deepest places on the planet– the Mariana, Japan, Izu-Bonin, Peru-Chile, New Hebrides and Kermadec trenches. “We published a study earlier this year showing high […]

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Everybody knows how plastic pollution is slowly destroying the marine ecosystems. This is a serious threat that needs to be addressed by governments around the world to save our precious marine life. Taking a positive step in the direction, Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet signed a bill that bans plastic bags in more than 100 coastal areas […]

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The growing problem of plastic pollution is one of the biggest challenges faced by the world today. Plastic waste on land as well as in oceans is a major threat to living beings around the world. Despite this, most retailers continue to use plastic unabashedly in packaging, that ultimately ends up in landfills or the […]

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In an environment-friendly move, leading global consumer goods company Procter and Gamble recently launched its new Fairy Ocean Plastic bottle that is made 10% from plastic collected from the ocean and beaches around the world, and 90% from post-consumer recycled plastic. The UK launch will include 320,000 ocean plastic bottles for the Fairy dish-washing brand, and P&G […]

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Almost 500 billion plastic bottles are used to sell beverages annually and last year, world’s largest beverage manufacturer Coca Cola reportedly produced more than 110 billion plastic bottles. Environmental activist group Greenpeace said that this year, the number has further risen by 1 billion, and this despite beverage giant’s claims that it is cutting down […]

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We know how grave the marine plastic pollution problem is, with plastic debris being recovered from even the remotest islands with no human inhabitants. In another shocking reminder of the plastic waste issue in our oceans, scientists have recently found chunks of polystyrene on ice floes in the Central Arctic Ocean, about 1,000 miles from […]

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Volunteers from Greenpeace Philippines and #breakfreefromplastic Movement conducted a week-long beach clean-up on Freedom Island, Manila Bay—an area notorious for its plastic pollution. The clean-up revealed that Nestlé, Unilever and P&G were among the worst offenders, with the former two featuring in the list of top three contributors of plastic waste in the area. “When we […]

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From land to the oceans–we have filled our planet with plastic waste despite knowing that it takes up to 1,000 years to decompose. Although environmentalists have come up with solutions like replacing plastic with biodegradable materials, recycling, etc., the problem of plastic pollution continues to persist. Also, it is almost impossible to recycle all of […]

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