Recycling

Turkey bans polyethylene plastic imports
Middle East

Turkey bans polyethylene plastic imports

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey has banned the importation of ethylene polymer plastic waste as environmental groups sound the alarm on…
Young Gazans sell recycled cloth bags to challenge plastic
Middle East

Young Gazans sell recycled cloth bags to challenge plastic

GAZA (Reuters) — Dismayed by the plastic bags piling up in the Gaza Strip, a group of young Palestinians is…
South Africa’s itinerant wastepickers lose livelihood in lockdown
World

South Africa’s itinerant wastepickers lose livelihood in lockdown

SOWETO, Johannesburg (Reuters) — They perform one of South Africa’s most important services, collecting recyclables that would otherwise swell the…
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…
CAMPAS releases report on recycling rates in Egypt
Environment

CAMPAS releases report on recycling rates in Egypt

The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) revealed on August 29 figures about waste recycling in Egypt during…
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…
Shanghai leads battle against China’s rising mountain of trash
Environment

Shanghai leads battle against China’s rising mountain of trash

Nie Feng used to toss his rubbish outside his Shanghai flat without a thought while rushing to work, but saving…
Plastic bans proliferate in 2019 as planet drowns in trash
World

Plastic bans proliferate in 2019 as planet drowns in trash

As the world slowly wakes up to the scale of the plastic pollution problem, an increasing number of countries and…
Burn or spurn? What to do with Western waste
Environment

Burn or spurn? What to do with Western waste

Western countries must increasingly deal with hard to dispose of plastics because China and many southeastern Asian countries no longer…
Malaysia to ship back hundreds of tonnes of plastic waste
Environment

Malaysia to ship back hundreds of tonnes of plastic waste

Hundreds of tonnes of imported plastic waste will be shipped back to where it came from, Malaysia said Tuesday, insisting…
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