` Water Pollution – GBRI
 

TerraCycle, the company that launched world’s first recyclable shampoo bottle for P&G, now plans to collect around 1000 tons of beach plastic waste globally for recycling purposes. The company has already collected 15 tons of beach plastic in Europe and plans to expand collection efforts to North America and Asia. Brett Stevens, Vice President of material […]

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RiverBlue: Can Fashion Save the Planet is a hard-hitting documentary that gives an alarming picture of how the textile industry is causing destruction of rivers in Asia. The opening scene of the documentary shows deep magenta waste water spilling into a river in China as the voice of fashion designer and activist Orsola de Castro is […]

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We all know that climate change causes rise in sea levels and is the main reason behind global warming, but do you also know that it is directly linked to the algae bloom in water bodies? Scientists have made a direct connection between an algae bloom in the Arabian Sea, which has blown up to […]

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Kenya is the latest African country to ban the manufacture and import of all plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging. This ban comes after the launch of ‘Clean Seas Initiative’ by the UN, which has already inspired 10 governments to address plastic pollution. In the words of Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu, “The ministry has […]

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As the Trump administration is considering sharp budget slashes at the EPA, it is being reported that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative might have to face a drastic 97% cut- from US$300 million to $10 million annually! This initiative has, in the past, received bipartisan support. According to reports, the budget measures would cut funding for algae […]

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Indonesia is responsible for dumping more plastic waste in the oceans than any other country, except China. It is also a country with the world’s highest levels of marine biodiversity- that is suffering seriously due to this plastic pollution. Therefore, the country has pledged up to $1 billion a year to dramatically reduce the amount of plastic […]

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Continuing his drive to repeal environmental laws, President Trump recently signed an executive order directing his administration to dismantle Obama’s clean water regulation. The 2015 rule, also known as “Waters of the United States”, gave the federal government authority to limit pollution in major bodies of water, rivers, streams, and wetlands. The clean water rule was […]

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With their googly eyes and snail-like shape, two super cute solar and hydro-powered trash interceptors- Mr. Trash Wheel and Professor Trash Wheel have been cleaning Baltimore’s harbors. The city’s success with these trash eaters might soon spread to other cities too. Over a million pounds of trash has been pulled out of the water by […]

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With the hope of bringing down water pollution levels, India’s Supreme Court ordered industrial facilities to stop operating near water bodies unless they have effluent treatment plants to treat sewage and industrial waste water. The state governments have been permitted to shut those units after giving them proper notice. The state Pollution Control Boards (PCBs) have […]

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