Tag: plastic waste
175 nations start negotiations for legally binding international treaty on plastic pollution
Negotiators from 175 nations will create a team of scientists to address the plastic pollution crisis worldwide.
To stop plastic pollution, we must stop plastic production, scientists say
They argue that this move will be critical in solving the plastic pollution issue currently confronting our planet.
Amazon plastic waste increased 29% during pandemic
“We understand people need Amazon. And so we’re hoping Amazon can fix this problem and become a leader in reducing plastic, which is really important for the oceans.”
Plastic trash in the ocean is a global problem, and the...
A study published in 2020 that concluded that the U.S. is the largest global source of plastic waste, including plastics shipped to other countries that later are mismanaged.
US needs to make reducing marine plastic pollution a priority
“With plastic production growing at a rapid rate, increasing amounts of plastic can be expected to flood our blue planet with devastating consequences.”
How to turn off the tap on plastic waste
Erica Cirino’s new book, Thicker Than Water, examines the plastic pollution crisis — and its solutions — from oilfield to landfill.
U.S. continues to ship illegal plastic waste to developing countries
“You’re starting to see an outcry in countries being flooded with waste. And we are already seeing more countries starting to put their foot down.”
China bans single-use plastic straws and shopping bags
China is one of the world's biggest users of single-use plastic and in 2010, produced 60 million tonnes of plastic waste.
EU bans plastic waste exports to poorer countries
“This is an important milestone in fighting plastic pollution, transitioning shifting to a circular economy, and achieving the aims of the European Green Deal.”
Thailand starts off new year with plastic bag ban
“It’s not going to be easy to change the way of thinking and behavior of those people.”
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