Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tag: plastic pollution

Toy company Hasbro to ditch plastic packaging

The Rhode-Island based toy manufacturer, Hasbro has just announced it will begin the process of eliminating plastic packaging from their products in...

U.S. government reports: ‘It is raining plastic’

After analyzing rainwater samples collected from the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, the U.S. Interior Department recently released a study concluding that microscopic...

Sea turtles are mistaking plastic pollution for food

"Research like this helps us understand what sea turtles are eating, and whether certain kinds of plastic are being ingested more than others."

Hidden plastics: Glitter gum and the air we breathe

"Large scale public protest, civil disobedience, and coordinated boycotting of products that are contaminating the environment is the only thing that will make government and business act."

Major UK supermarket chain gets rid of plastic bags in produce...

“We are absolutely committed to reducing unnecessary plastic packaging in Sainsbury’s stores."

‘Plasticrust’: A new form of pollution is forming on this Portuguese...

This type of pollution incorporates itself right into the rocky shoreline of the Portuguese island of Madeira.

Zero waste: The global plastics crisis

Plastic pollution is one aspect of the global environmental crisis, a crisis rooted in consumerism and a socio-economic system championed by developed nations, which promotes greed, selfishness and division.

New California bill could revolutionize how the U.S. tackles plastic pollution

A sweeping “circular economy” bill in the California legislature aims to drastically reduce plastic waste and boost domestic recycling.

Malaysia to return 3,300 tons of plastic waste illegally imported from...

"Malaysia will not be a dumping ground to the world ... we will fight back."

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."

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The secret GOP plan to keep power

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NY judge resigns after posting noose image on Facebook

After posting the image of a noose with the words “Make America Great Again” on his Facebook page, an upstate New York...

Over 800 climate strikes planned in U.S. on September 20th; Global Climate Strikes to...

5 days ahead of strikes, Activists of all ages, labor groups, faith leaders, businesses gear up for youth-led climate strikes in intergenerational demand for climate action