Plastic 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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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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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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In a major victory for the environment, the European Parliament just voted to ban single-use plastics like plastic cutlery, cotton buds, straws, stirrers, polystyrene cups and others made from oxo-degradable plastics. The law will come into force by 2021 across the entire EU. EU member states will also be required to ensure that plastic bottles […]

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A dehydrated and extremely emaciated juvenile whale spotted in waters off the coast of the Philippines on Saturday morning died of starvation after consuming more than 88 pounds of plastic trash. The poor creature was vomiting blood shortly before it died. Darrell Blatchley, a marine mammal expert and the curator at the D’Bone Collector Museum in […]

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Just a little over a year after China closed its doors to plastic waste from western nations, India has also decided to put a ban on such imports in order to tackle the growing problem of plastic pollution. The country has also pledged to phase out all single-use plastics by 2020. India generates 26,000 tons […]

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