Plastic Pollution – GBRI
 

Plastic microbeads, that are used as exfoliants in personal care products, have been polluting our oceans and ending up in the stomachs of sea animals for quite some time now. Due to their minute size, these microbeads  pass unfiltered through sewage treatment plants and are found in almost all water bodies around the globe. A ban […]

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How widespread is the menace of marine plastic pollution is evident from the fact that scientists have found small bits of plastic in mussels from oceans right from the hitherto pristine Arctic waters near Norway to the coasts of China, Chile, Canada, Britain, and Belgium. So plastic hasn’t just found its way into the stomachs of […]

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Executives from top notch soft drink companies like Coca-Cola, Lucozade Ribena, Danone and Nestle told UK government officials that most consumers are not bothered much by the environmental impact of the plastic bottles they buy. They told officials: “The environmental impact of packaging was low on consumers’ priorities when buying a soft drink,” according to a […]

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Ocean pollution is a cause of major concern for environmentalists world over. In an attempt to curb the marine plastic pollution menace, four more countries – Chile, Oman, Sri Lanka and South Africa – have joined the UN Environment’s Clean Seas campaign. While Sri Lanka has made a commitment to implement a ban on single-use […]

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This is another reminder of how we’ve polluted our oceans with plastic trash and how it is negatively impacting the marine life. Recently, a lobster caught off the coast of New Brunswick, Canada, had an unusual ‘tattoo’ on its claw — a part of a Pepsi logo. Photos of the claw show the upper lid of […]

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In a startling revelation, it has been found that the environment department of UK used more than 2.5 million disposable coffee cups in its restaurants and cafes over the past 5 years, which roughly means 1400 cups a day! It was revealed that 516,000 disposable cups had been purchased by the Department for Environment, Food and […]

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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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