Indian Ocean island group chokes on 238 tonnes of plastic waste
It included about 25% single-use plastics, 373,000 toothbrushes and 977,000 shoes
My plastic marine litter or yours?
The issue of marine plastic litter warrants bold new answers and strong action and urgent measures if we want to save our planet (and ourselves)
How China plans to phase out single-use plastics by 2025
However, it must ensure fair practices to achieve environmentally-driven, economically viable expectations
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17,00,32,429 pieces of plastic litter Kerala’s coast: Study
Malappuram is the most littered district in Kerala, while Alappuzha is the least, the study found
Chinese ban causes re-routing of plastic waste imports to Asia
More plastic waste is now making its way to Southeast Asia even as many countries are mooting plastic bans
China bans foreign waste – but what will happen to the world's recycling?
The world's largest recyclable materials importer will leave other countries searching for alternative waste management solutions
UK plastic waste threatens Arctic ecosystem
Out of the 13 billion single-use plastic bottles annually bought in the UK, only 50 per cent are recycled
Famous Cuddalore beach found to have high level of microplastics: NCPOR study
The Silver Beach in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu was found to have a higher amount of coloured plastic particles, compared to fragmented and …
Can the world beat plastic?
Pollution caused by plastic is a major issue in today’s world. But solutions to tackle it and dispose plastic waste safely do exist
Why eat plastic?
New research reveals animals and marine species consume plastic debris because it smells and looks like a delicious meal
Could plastic spill in the North Sea have been behind deaths of 20,000 seabirds?
The birds, called guillemots have been washing up on the Dutch shore in the aftermath of containers spilling from a ship passing through the area
Atlantic Ocean contains 10 times more microplastics than previously thought: Study
The ocean contains 12-21 million tonnes of microplastics; figure only for three of the most common types of plastic litter
New global alliance commits over $1 billion to help end plastic waste
Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), comprising about 30 companies, aims to invest $1.5 billion over the next five years in fight against …
Maldives beaches have the most microplastics: Study
Microplastic concentration was found to be high in waters around Naifaru, the most populous island of Maldives
Mangrove fungi that munches on polythene
Isolated from India’s West Coast, the fungi can potentially help degrade polythene
Microplastic pollution load on seashore linked with population size of coastal cities
New study conducted across three coastal cities of Mumbai, Thoothukudi and Dhanushkodi
Plants can absorb plastic as well, finds study
Plant accumulation of nanoplastics can have direct ecological effects and implications for agricultural sustainability and food safety, say …
‘Compostable’ not ‘Recyclable’ is the only way out
We all compost at the end of life. Let us learn from what is all around us and adapt our choices so that we can continue to survive and thrive
PPE kits add to plastic waste; how about turning them into fuel
Mostly, PPE mostly contain polypropylene, which can be converted into petrol by pyrolysis
We looked for South Africa’s ‘missing’ plastic litter. This is what we found
South Africa is ranked as the 11th worst offender in terms of land-based sources of litter entering the sea
50 kg plastic for every metre of coast by 2040 without drastic action: Report
Coordinated global action is needed to avoid a plastic pile up
Mediterranean Sea accumulating plastic debris
Plastic remnants have been found in the stomach of small fish, seabirds, turtles and sperm whales which abound its waters
Food wrappers overtake cigarette butts as beach litter: Report
A record 4,771,602 food wrappers picked up in a single day by 943,195 volunteers of environmental advocacy group Ocean Conservancy across …