Sunday, May 26, 2019

Tag: plastic pollution

UK government confirms ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton swabs

"So today I am taking action to turn the tide on plastic pollution, and ensure we leave our environment in a better state for future generations."

The world just took a major step to curb plastic pollution,...

"The U.S. is the world’s largest exporter of plastics, mostly to developing nations. And this has created a global crisis of waste in countries in South and Central Asia as well as South America and Africa."

Plastics industry on track to burn through 14% of world’s remaining...

“Really the surest solution to dealing with the problem of plastics and climate is to reduce plastic production, to keep the fossil fuels in the ground, to move towards eliminating the use of single-use plastics and non-essential plastics.”

Historic agreement on plastic pollution reached by 180+ countries without the...

"This is a crucial first step towards stopping the use of developing countries as a dumping ground for the world's plastic waste, especially those coming from rich nations."

Microplastics are blowing in the wind: New Study shows plastic pollution...

"They're a brand new [type of] pollution, but there's so much of it and it's increasing so fast that it's something we really need to start learning about."

Nestlé, stop single use:’ Activists confront company executives at Annual General...

"It's time for Nestlé to really take some responsibility for the magnitude of its contribution to the problem."

New York bans single-use plastic bags

New York becomes the second state to ban single-use plastic bags starting in March 2020.

Plastic pollution: Could we have solved the problem nearly 50 years...

What if we’d listened to the researchers who first warned us about plastic pollution in the 1970s?

Plastic pollution kills cetaceans: Pounds of plastic found in whales’ stomachs

"Hundreds of thousands of whales, dolphins, seals and turtles are killed by ocean plastic pollution every year, including single-use plastics and abandoned plastic gear from the fishing industry."

Seaweed straws could soon replace single-use plastic straws

"Single use plastics should never be built to last, they should be designed to disappear."

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This is how Republics die

"America will not 'bounce back' from the Trump presidency when it ends, and may lose all ability to recover at all if that presidency lasts six rather than two more years."

One solution to climate change no one is talking about

A key to fighting climate change could be right under our feet.

New poll shows the majority of Americans don’t want Roe v. Wade overturned

Americans don't agree with the new abortion bans in Alabama and Georgia.

‘Enough is enough’: Thousands go on strike to support McDonald’s workers fighting for $15...

"We shouldn’t be begging for scraps when we have a corporation that makes $6 billion a year and we ain’t even making $15.”

Will Biden’s dog whistles for racism catch up with him?

Denial of that reality could help him win the party’s nomination -- and then help Donald Trump get re-elected.

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