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India bans single-use plastic to combat pollution
World

India bans single-use plastic to combat pollution

New Delhi – India on Friday imposed a ban on single-use plastics on items ranging from straws to cigarette packets…
Factory for plastic industries to be established in North Sinai
Egypt

Factory for plastic industries to be established in North Sinai

The North Sinai Governorate agreed to establish a factory for plastic industries, providing plastic industries in the governorate’s markets at…
Nestlé launches 100% recycled plastic water bottles in Egypt
Egypt

Nestlé launches 100% recycled plastic water bottles in Egypt

Nestlé Waters, the largest bottled water company in Egypt, has launched new water bottles made of 100 percent recycled plastic,…
In major ocean polluter Philippines, group turns plastic waste into planks
Environment

In major ocean polluter Philippines, group turns plastic waste into planks

MANILA, Oct 25 (Reuters) – A group of recyclers in the Philippines is trying to ease the country’s worsening plastic…
Pandemic deals blow to plastic bag bans, plastic reduction
World

Pandemic deals blow to plastic bag bans, plastic reduction

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Just weeks ago, cities and even states across the U.S. were busy banning straws, limiting takeout…
Draft US law seeks to make plastic industry responsible for waste
World

Draft US law seeks to make plastic industry responsible for waste

Carry your own cup to the coffee shop. Recycle that soda bottle. Say no to straws. The growing global crisis…
How your clothes become microfibre pollution in the sea
Environment

How your clothes become microfibre pollution in the sea

From the polar ice cap to the Mariana Trench 10 kilometers below the waves, synthetic microfibres spat out by household…
Filipinos turn volcano’s ash, plastic trash into bricks
World

Filipinos turn volcano’s ash, plastic trash into bricks

Ash spewed by a Philippine volcano is being mixed with plastic waste to make bricks in an inventive response to…
‘Ghost’ fishing gear: the trash haunting ocean wildlife
World

‘Ghost’ fishing gear: the trash haunting ocean wildlife

Far out in the South Atlantic Ocean, invisible to the South African coastline, diver Pascal Van Erp surfaced with an…
Marriott hotels ditching small plastic toiletry bottles
Environment

Marriott hotels ditching small plastic toiletry bottles

Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel chain, said Wednesday it was ditching single-use toiletry bottles as part of plans to…
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