Plastic Pollution – GBRI
 

Coca-Cola is not ditching plastic bottles any time soon, and the reason the company is citing for the same is that customers are way too fond of them as they are lightweight and reseal easily. It should be noted that Coca-Cola is listed among the top corporate plastic polluters. Bea Perez, who is head of […]

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Taking an important step towards achieving its 2018 commitment to make all of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, Nestle is planning to invest a whopping $2.07 billion to boost new sustainable packaging solutions and create a stronger market for food-grade recycled plastics. Nestle expects to reduce the use of virgin plastics by one […]

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Right from the top of the tallest mountain peaks to the depths of the Pacific Ocean, humans have literally drowned the planet in plastic trash. A new research has now revealed that microplastic pollution is raining down on city dwellers, and London has the highest levels yet recorded. The level of microplastic discovered in the […]

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A hermit crab has to continuously find new, bigger shells to house its more vulnerable parts as it grows in size. So these creatures go on moving from smaller shells into bigger ones. However, ever since their natural habitat got littered with huge amounts of plastic trash, these crabs are increasingly mistaking plastic containers for […]

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The developed world thinks that every time some plastic trash is tossed into the bin, it gets recycled into something useful. Sadly, that is far from the truth. Most of the plastic trash from developed countries is ending up in poorer nations like Indonesia, which have filled the void since China closed its doors to plastic […]

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A collaboration between Danone and Dutch non-profit start-up Ocean Cleanup has resulted in the development of the Ocean Cleanup Interceptor, world’s first scalable solution for removing plastic from rivers. This new technology aims to stop plastic waste from entering oceans by first intercepting it from rivers. The Interceptor, which is 100% solar powered and uses the […]

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A global audit of collected plastic trash conducted by the Break Free From Plastic global movement has revealed that beverage giant Coca Cola is world’s biggest plastic polluter. This is the second consecutive year that the company has been listed as world’s most polluted brand. It is followed by Nestle, Pepsi and snack-maker Mondelez, but Coca Cola […]

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The efforts of Dutch scientists finally bore fruit as the Ocean Cleanup device finally started catching plastic for the first time ever from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Boyan Slat, the founder and CEO of the Ocean Cleanup project, made the announcement at a news conference in Rotterdam. Alongside a picture of the collected rubbish, which includes a car […]

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As people began realizing how plastic is contaminating our planet, they started looking for greener alternatives. As a result, biodegradable and compostable plastic alternatives began to gain a lot of popularity. However, these supposedly ‘greener’ alternatives are not as great for our environment as we think. And this was recently pointed out by a committee […]

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