Plastic Pollution – GBRI
 

It is a well known fact today that microplastics are literally everywhere. They have found their way into our bodies through drinking water, food and even through the air that we breathe. But did you know that an average human ingests about 50,000 pieces of plastic annually and inhales about the same amount! And if eating […]

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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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