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Global effort could cut ocean plastics by 77% by 2025

Global funding to revolutionise waste management in the world's worst polluting countries could clean up ocean plastic by 77% by 2025.

BP's chief economist predicts plastic bans will slash oil demand

Oil giant BP has predicted that increased regulation on plastic pollution around the world will result in decreased demand for petroleum, the key ingredient in most plastic. “We think we’re going to see increasing regulation againstShow More Summary

Air in Coal-Loving Poland Smells Like Burning Plastic

Smog kills tens of thousands of Poles each year, yet environmental activists say the right-wing government of the coal-loving nation has been dragging its feet on combatting air pollution. On some winter days, a grey haze obscures the lights of the Polish capital's skyscrapers and the air smells like burning plastic. Show More Summary

Ocean Plastic Pollution Isn’t Just Immoral, It’s Illegal

Campaigners? can use the moral force of international law to drastically reduce plastic pollution to oceans.

We Are Drowning in Plastic, and Fracking Companies Are Profiting

Plastic production wreaks havoc on people and the planet—from fracking wells and pipelines in Pennsylvania, to air pollution from plastic plants in Scotland. We are choking the planet in plastic. Everything from wasteful water bottles to grocery shopping bags are polluting our waterways, and endangering marine life and the natural environment. Show More Summary

Microplastics pollute 'extremely remote' ocean areas

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The oceans are more polluted with plastic than scientists can even fathom.

The Disturbing Presumption

Plastic pollution” is all abuzz in environmentalist circles right now – the piles in our oceans and now the arctic.  I don’t want to get wrapped up in the issue specifically right now.  There is a situation that needs attention, but...Show More Summary

Cleantech News Roundup: New Formula E Car, Greener Aluminum, Indian Solar, Plastic Pollution, Emissions-Sniffing Drones…

We’ve got stories about emissions-sniffing drones, the new Formula E race car, Volvo's carbon neutral engine plant, a dual-motor AWD Tesla Model 3, Shell's investment in solar, lower-carbon aluminum production, Indian solar news, DIY shaving cream, natural hangover remedies, and more in today’s cleantech news roundup.

Microplastics: No small problem for filter-feeding ocean giants

Plastic pollution has recently gained increasing attention for its effects on marine mammals, fish and birds. However, it is still not fully understood to what extent small pieces of plastic, known as microplastics, impact marine life and ecosystems. 

Land-based pollution with microplastics an underestimated threat

Tiny plastic particles present a threat to creatures on land, and may have damaging effects similar or even more problematic than in our oceans. Researchers from the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)Show More Summary

An underestimated threat: Land-based pollution with microplastics

(Forschungsverbund Berlin) Tiny plastic particles also present a threat to creatures on land and may have damaging effects similar or even more problematic than in our oceans. Researchers from the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology...Show More Summary

Plastic Pollution Is Sickening World’s Coral Reefs, Study Finds

The world's coral reefs are being sickened by plastic and micro-plastic pollution and debris -- everywhere from the Great Barrier Reef to the Caribbean -- according to a new study published in the journal Science. Plastic Pollution Is Sickening World’s Coral Reefs, Study Finds was originally posted on: PlanetSave. Show More Summary

UK Shipped 2.7 Million Tonnes Of Plastic Scrap To China Since 2012: What Now? Crisis Due To Chinese Ban

Everyone needs to more determinedly limit or do away with all plastic choices — especially those that go ridiculously far and cross an ocean to be recycled (polluting on the way). The UK is facing an immediate crisis of excess plastic waste. Show More Summary

We can sustainably manage the environment—but we need to work at it

This past week, Veronique Greenwood filed an important report in the New York Times on plastic pollution in our coral reefs. She summarized some of the work of Cornell professor Joleah Lamb and her colleagues, which estimated plastic pollution in the Asia-Pacific region. Show More Summary

Building a more flexible plastic

(University of Pittsburgh) Each year more than eight million tons of plastics pollute the ocean, forming mammoth, so-called 'garbage patches' via strong currents. Even with new collection methods, only 0.5 percent out of that volume is currently removed from the seas. Show More Summary

Building a better polyethylene

Each year more than eight million tons of plastics pollute the ocean, forming mammoth, so-called "garbage patches" via strong currents. Even with new collection methods, only 0.5 percent out of that volume is currently removed from the seas. Show More Summary

Europe & UK Decide To Get Serious About Plastic Pollution, Sort Of

New proposals from the EU and the UK are meant to address the scourge of plastic-based trash, most of which ends up in landfills and in the oceans. But are those proposals too little too late?

EU sets 2030 target for recyclable plastic packaging

The European Union unveiled plans Tuesday for all plastic packaging in Europe to be recyclable by 2030 and phase out single-use plastic like coffee cups to fight pollution.

This Plastic Ban Needs to Go Worldwide

iStock/dstaerk Q-tips—the cotton swabs people use to clean various body nooks and crannies—are harming marine life. Scotland tackles its Q-tip problem Scotland isn’t the only country in the UK that’s developed a plastic Q-tip pollution problem. Show More Summary

UK’s plastic bag ban is a pitiful attempt at a greener future

Talk of cutting plastic pollution has grabbed the headlines, but the UK’s long-awaited 25-year plan for the environment consists almost entirely of vague aspirations and vacuous promises

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