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Saturday, July 02, 2022

Plastic Pollution


Plastic surgery

June 29, 2022 6:29 pm

Phased ban on plastics is welcome. Challenge will lie in enforcement, bringing in viable substitutes

World Oceans Day 2022: Know the theme, facts, history and significance of the day

June 08, 2022 12:19 pm

World Oceans Day is celebrated every year on June 8, as a reminder that oceans are in need of support and that urgent decisions need to be taken to preserve and protect them

How much do you know your plastics?

March 06, 2022 12:25 am

"In theory, most plastics are recyclable! In practice, it's more complicated than that"

Israeli artist turns plastic pollution into ‘Earth Poetica’

January 17, 2022 3:32 pm

Barkat had a stark message to convey. Years earlier, she said, she had been struck by an image of children scavenging on a once-beautiful beach awash in plastic waste.

Philippines group turns plastic waste into planks

October 25, 2021 4:56 pm

Some 300 million tonnes of plastic waste are produced annually, according to the United Nations Environment Programme

Who is behind the global surge in single-use plastic?

May 19, 2021 11:38 am

Half of the world’s single-use plastic is made by 20 big companies. Two U.S. companies, Exxon Mobil and Dow, lead the pack, followed by Sinopec, a Chinese-owned petrochemicals giant, and Indorama Ventures, which is based in Bangkok.

Nigerian teen climate activists create fashion from waste to fight pollution

April 22, 2021 4:58 pm

"We need to start now because in a few years it's going to be too late to do anything," said Esohe Ozigbo, the 15-year-old climate change activist who leads the group of youngsters, on the need to address environmental issues

The hidden pandemic of single-use plastic

March 17, 2021 8:52 am

Covid halted, and even reversed, much of our progress against plastic pollution. What are the steps we can take now?

During the pandemic, strides made over the last year in dealing with single-use plastic have suffered a setback

July 04, 2020 9:11 am

If each of the 7.8 billion people around the world had to be inoculated, this would amount to an additional plastic consumption of 400 tonnes. Are we going to wait till the end of the pandemic to effectively dispose of plastic waste, or is the time now?

Telangana: Medaram Jatara going 'plastic-free' this year

February 03, 2020 10:46 am

The district administration has also erected check posts on all roads leading to Medaram, where plastic is collected from pilgrims and they are given cloth or jute bags instead.