Plastic Pollution – GBRI
 

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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We’ve known for quite some time now that plastic pollution in our water bodies is a matter of grave concern. But not many people know that very fine pieces of plastic have already found their way into our drinking water. US based non-profit journalism outfit Orb recently sampled tap water from more than a dozen […]

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In an effort to minimize plastic waste, Seattle is planning to ban plastic straws and utensils at restaurants and the ban is likely to go into effect next year. The city officials want the restaurants to slowly phase out plastics and start using only compostable or paper utensils and straws. According to the Office of […]

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In a decision that is yet another rollback of Obama-era environmental policies, President Trump has lifted the ban on sale of disposable plastic water bottles at some of country’s national parks. In 2011, the ‘Water Bottle Ban’ came into effect which encouraged the use of refillable water bottles on park lands. 23 national parks had adopted the […]

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We already know how plastic pollution in our oceans is proving to be disastrous for marine life. Now according to a new research, plastic trash in the oceans smells like food to fish, so they might not just be accidentally eating it but actually looking out for it! The study, published in the journal Proceedings […]

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