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This UK company is selling chips in a fully biodegradable “paper” bag; is this the future of single-use packaging?

The plastic alternative can be recycled, re-pulped, composted, and even breaks down in anaerobic en…

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World No-Tobacco Day: As the menace of cigarette butt pollution continues, Lee Cooper weaves jeans out of them

Each pair of these eco-jeans cleans up approximately 600 cigarette butts! The jeans have passed all…

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Banned cancer-causing additives have been found in commercial floor covers — here’s another reason why that's concerning

In order to convert polymers into actual usable products, manufacturers add certain chemicals to al…

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Plastic testes: Scientists analyse human testicles, find microplastics in every single one of them!

Eat right, exercise, get adequate sleep, manage your stress, avoid smoking and limit alcohol — thes…

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OPINION: Planet vs Plastics — A multi-stakeholder approach to clean up the Earth

Life cycle assessment of plastic reveals that petroleum-based plastics can be recycled three to fou…

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Tamil Nadu to deploy innovative 'trash interceptors' to rid rivers of plastic pollution in 14 districts

As part of the ambitious Rs 1,675 crore Tamil Nadu Coastal Restoration Mission, the state environme…

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The US is under pressure to lead the way in reducing plastic pollution but it keeps making more of it

World leaders are negotiating a treaty to end plastic pollution, and the US is under pressure to st…

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Microplastics floating through our clouds could soon start changing the Earth's rainfall and weather patterns

These minuscule plastic pieces have the potential to accumulate water, effectively creating clouds.…

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Catan adds climate change to the latest edition of the world-famous board game

Originally published in 1995 in Germany, the initial version prioritised growth over sustainability…

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This new type of soap made from common plastic waste could be the latest solution for our plastic problem!

Polyethylene, the most common plastic type that finds application in consumer products such as food…

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55 tons of ocean plastic collected from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to be recycled into Kia’s electric vehicles!

Kia has already begun upcycling plastic in many car parts, such as the EV9 model which incorporates…

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Nagaland enforces single-use plastic ban on items such as plastic bags, plates and forks; heavy penalties in store

The ban includes the manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, and sale of any type of plastic b…

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Climate change will soon begin to alter the very structure of our brains, study warns

Previous research has already shown that adverse environmental factors can have serious effects on …

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World's first weather report to include 'plastic rain' forecasts 50 kg of microplastic falls over Paris

According to the report, the city will experience about 40-48 kilograms of free-floating plastic bi…

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More and more microplastics are being deposited in our noses and throats, which could lead to serious health risks

Breathing conditions and microplastic size influenced the overall microplastic deposition rate in a…

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2 teens won $50,000 for inventing a device that can filter toxic microplastics from water

Two 17-year-olds created a new device to successfully filter microplastics from water using ultraso…

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Plastic recycling plants could end up dumping lakhs of kilograms of microplastics in water bodies, study finds

During the cleaning process, the plastic items are washed with water several times to rid them of a…

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80% plastic pollution could be eradicated by 2040 with appropriate policy changes: UNEP report

To slash plastic pollution by 80 per cent globally by 2040, the report suggests first eliminating p…

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Here's why you should also celebrate Zero Waste Day on March 30 every year!

According to the United Nations, if food loss and waste were a country, it would be the third bigge…

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This $119 houseplant is bioengineered to remove harmful air pollution in your home.

Neoplants has bioengineered a houseplant that uses bacteria to remove indoor air pollution from you…

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