More Than 200 Nations Promise to Stop Ocean Plastic Waste

More than 200 countries signed a U.N. resolution in Nairobi on Wednesday to eliminate plastic pollution in the sea, a move some delegates hoped would …


Device mimics photosynthesis to make chemical for plastic - Futurity

This device could make producing ethylene, a key ingredient of plastic, much more environmentally friendly.


Why Are Plastic Chairs a Good Choice for Café Settings? | Times Square Chronicles

Why Are Plastic Chairs a Good Choice for Café Settings?<p>In this day and age, you will be surprised by the number of restaurants and cafés that have …


Return your plastic - and get your money back: Iceland and Co-op back new scheme to help cut ocean pollution

Iceland and the Co-op supermarkets have backed a UK-wide bottle deposit return scheme to help tackle ocean plastic pollution, in a move welcomed by …


Are your Christmas lights a festive fire hazard?

If you shoved your Christmas lights back in their box on December 31 last year, and plan to string them up again soon, be careful you’re not turning …


Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 2 Saturday Update

<b>Skipper Dee Caffari and Turn the Tide on Plastic came out of Stealth Mode at the Friday 19:00 UTC position report.</b><p><i>Onboard Turn the Tide on Plastic -</i> …

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Scientists Discover Coral Likes the Taste of Plastic Too – But That’s Really Not a Good Thing

A team of scientists recently made a staggering discovery about why fish are eating plastics – finding that it wasn’t just accidental, but that fish …


Fight to save dozens of seabirds trapped in plastic

The RSPB landed on Grassholm island, eight miles off the Pembrokeshire coast, to cut free young gannets from the fishing ropes and nets that adults …

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10 rivers may deliver bulk of ocean plastic

Earth’s oceans have a big plastic problem. They receive roughly 8 million metric tons of plastic waste every year, much of which can drift around for …


How to choose and use plastic wisely

<b>If you can’t give up plastic altogether, learn which plastics to avoid and how to lessen the harm from the plastics you do use.</b><p>In a perfect world, we …


Is metal really a better material than plastic on phones?

Metal and glass might look nice, but phones made out of plastic were never really bad in the first place.<p>As any follower of the smartphone industry …


We Need to Kick our Addiction to Plastic

As a marine biologist, watching our global plastic pollution problem grow and grow and grow is fascinatingly horrifying. Just the amount is …


Why We’re Calling Out Big Corporations to Cut Their Plastic Use – and We’re Not Backing Down

Ocean plastic pollution is a global problem and one of the greatest threats that our oceans face. Up to 12 million metric tons of plastic enter our …


Russell Wilson steals plastic straws for 'Strawless in Seattle'

SEATTLE -- As a month-long campaign in Seattle to eliminate plastic straws comes to an end, the conservation group Lonely Whale Foundation said they …

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Why plastic bottle return scheme is a big deal

It was a great way of topping up pocket money - and it helped keep the streets clean.<p>But returnable deposits died out when manufacturers put their …

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Kenya has imposed the world's strictest law against plastic bags, even carrying one is banned

In an effort to reduce plastic pollution, Kenya has just imposed the world’s strictest law against plastic bags. From this week, anyone found producing, selling or even using plastic bags in the East African country will risk imprisonment of up to four years or fines of $40,000.<p>Plastic has become a …


Plastic makers fail to suspend ban

Players in the plastic industry have suffered a setback after the High Court declined to suspend implementation of the gazette notice stopping use of …


'Plastic haunting us' on adventure to save ocean

The sun beamed down as we set sail from Plymouth on <b>our mission to circumnavigate the UK</b>, measuring for plastics and toxics in the ocean as we …

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How to Use Less Plastic Because We're Using Way Too Much

There’s about a ton of plastic for each person living in the world today—that’s 8,300 million tons of plastic produced since 1950, most of which has …


Food Recall Warning (pieces of plastic) – Yoplait Minigo brand and Liberté brand yogurt pouches

Distribution – national. Recalling firm - General Mills Canada Corporation.


Plastic bottles and waste: share your photos and stories

As global sales of plastic drinking bottles approach half a trillion a year, share your stories and photos of the environmental implications of plastic waste<p>The world is bingeing on plastic. A million plastic bottles are bought every minute, and that figure is set to increase another 20% by 2021. …


Six-year-old's plea to New Zealand: get rid of plastic

Tousle-haired Carter Lockwood might look cute, but when he starts wagging his finger, he means business.

New Zealand

The Dutch are recycling more plastic, but the quality is going down

Recycling plastic in Amstelveen. Photo:<p>The Dutch are collecting more plastic for recycling than ever but the quality is going down which …


Ocean Rescue: New recycling method could prevent tons of waste

A plant near Huntington in Cambridgeshire has begun commercial operations to recycle plastic aluminium laminate, which is increasingly used by …


A Plastic World

Like avalanches and whiskey distilling, ski boot construction boils down to a science. In this case, designers tinker with a plastic's chemical …

Giant Seabird With a Plastic Spoon in His Stomach Tells a Sad Story About Our Trash (PHOTOS)

The story of the giant bird recently taken into the Massey University’s Wildbase Hospital is a very straightforward, and unfortunate, answer to the …


You're Probably Eating Plastic For Dinner, You Just Don't Know It Yet

There's so much plastic in the ocean that it's even in our seafood.<p><i>This story is part of a series on ocean plastics.</i><p>The oceans are teeming with plastic trash: shopping bags, water bottles, old toothbrushes, and much more. By 2020, there will be more plastic than fish in marine waters.<p>Over time, …


The Waxworm Is A Caterpillar That Eats Plastic

It's pretty common knowledge that plastic can literally take forever to break down. That's because the complex polymer molecules that make it up are …


Another Reason Not to Eat Too Much Salt: It Might Contain Plastic?

Yikes.<p>On the whole, humans toss a whopping 13 million metric tons of plastic into the planet's oceans each year. Is it really any wonder our bad …

Scientific Research

FEATURE-Kenya seeks to cure plastic bag addiction with blanket ban

Can Kenya's fourth attempt to get rid of plastic bags, spurred by a social media campaign, finally start to reduce pollution?<p>By Moraa Obiria<p>NAKURU, …