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Diverting aid to fund waste collection will save lives and clean the ocean, says charity

Diverting aid to fund waste collection will save lives and clean the ocean, says charity | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
UK government should make tenfold increase in the amount of aid spent on dealing with plastic waste, says Tearfund
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$180bn investment in plastic factories feeds global packaging binge

$180bn investment in plastic factories feeds global packaging binge | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
Colossal funding in manufacturing plants by fossil fuel companies will increase plastic production by 40%, risking permanent pollution of the earth
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Throwaway culture has spread packaging waste worldwide | Waste packaging

Throwaway culture has spread packaging waste worldwide | Waste packaging | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
Plastics: Packaging has created a rubbish problem that now pollutes every corner of the world. Manufacturers got us into this mess, but it’s up to us to dig ourselves out – and here’s how
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KU researcher looks to reduce microplastics' harm to marine ecosystems

KU researcher looks to reduce microplastics' harm to marine ecosystems | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
Click to read how associate professor Belinda Sturm is leading a 3-year effort supported by the NSF.
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Plastics found in stomachs of deepest sea creatures

Plastics found in stomachs of deepest sea creatures | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
‘Very worrying finding’ from nearly 11km deep confirms fears that synthetic fibres have contaminated the most remote places on Earth
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5 ways to win the war on plastic pollution

5 ways to win the war on plastic pollution | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
Experts at Australia's first conference on plastic pollution in oceans shared numerous solutions to tackle one of the most intractable environmenta
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Looping plastic into the circular economy

Looping plastic into the circular economy | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
The recovery and circulation of plastic waste poses some large opportunities for the engaged leaders in business, innovation and policy.
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After the Tsunami, Japan’s Sea Creatures Crossed an Ocean

After the Tsunami, Japan’s Sea Creatures Crossed an Ocean | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
Hundreds of species — mussels, crabs and others — traveled thousands of miles on plastic debris to American shores.
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How plastic is destroying the Earth

How plastic is destroying the Earth | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
Cheap, capable of being made into any conceivable shape, strong and durable, plastic is something of a wonder material. It has proved so useful to humans that since the 1950s we have produced an estimated 8.3 billion metric tonnes of the stuff. However, the victim of this success appears to be much of life on Earth. And humans, one day, could find themselves among them.
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Sir David Attenborough: Seabirds feed plastic to young

Sir David Attenborough: Seabirds feed plastic to young | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
Sir David has described how the team on his latest documentary recorded evidence of the problem and spoke of being 'heartbroken' at what he witnessed.
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Empowering Youth Can Save Our Oceans

Empowering Youth Can Save Our Oceans | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
The global OneLessStraw Pledge Campaign in an effort to help clean up our environment and educate people on the harms of using single use plastic straws.
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In Kenya, Selling or Importing Plastic Bags Will Cost You $19,000 — or Jail

In Kenya, Selling or Importing Plastic Bags Will Cost You $19,000 — or Jail | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
New rules that went into effect on Monday forbid the use of plastic grocery bags and call for prison and steep fines for anyone manufacturing or importing them.
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Where exports displaced from China are finding a home - Resource Recycling News

Where exports displaced from China are finding a home - Resource Recycling News | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
Mobius Network Development Site
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Greenpeace: Beverage Companies Must Do Far More to Curb Single-Use Plastic Pollution

Greenpeace: Beverage Companies Must Do Far More to Curb Single-Use Plastic Pollution | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, Greenpeace said it had conducted audits of plastic waste across 31 U.S. cities. As part of what the NGO calls its #breakfreefromplastic movement, its researchers analyzed over 7,000 pieces of single-use plastic trash to determine who was responsible - and the results are in.
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World’s largest plastics plant rings alarm bells on Texas coast

World’s largest plastics plant rings alarm bells on Texas coast | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
Communities fear impact on environment, as fossil fuel companies target region in multi-billion dollar push to increase global plastic production
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The Great Degradable Swindle - Indonesia Expat

The Great Degradable Swindle - Indonesia Expat | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
A lot of people think that 'Green' and 'degradable' plastic bags are good for the environment, but the truth says otherwise.
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UK considers tax on single-use plastics to tackle ocean pollution

UK considers tax on single-use plastics to tackle ocean pollution | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
Chancellor to announce call for evidence on possible measures to cut use of plastics such as takeaway cartons and packaging
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Plastic drinking straw ban adopted by Fort Myers Beach Town Council

Plastic drinking straw ban adopted by Fort Myers Beach Town Council | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
Restaurants, bars, stores – and yes, even folks who might bring straws to the beach from their homes – are expected to comply with the ban.
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Thousands of turtles victims of plastic fishing nets polluting Gulf of Carpentaria

Thousands of turtles victims of plastic fishing nets polluting Gulf of Carpentaria | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
Plastic fishing nets, some the size of football fields, are washing up on Australia's northern coastline, slowly killing endangered turtles and creating a global hotspot for plastic pollution.
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Plastic packaging forms the coffin of marine life

Plastic packaging forms the coffin of marine life | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
Visit Times of Malta for General, sporting, and business news for Malta
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Sea salt around the world is contaminated by plastic, studies show

Sea salt around the world is contaminated by plastic, studies show | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
Exclusive: New studies find microplastics in salt from the US, Europe and China, adding to evidence that plastic pollution is pervasive in the environment
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Breaking Free From Plastics Through Art

Breaking Free From Plastics Through Art | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
We are living in the midst of a catastrophe. Most people know it intuitively but yet it continues. Plastic pollution continues to grow exponentially an
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Lonely Whale Foundation and Adrian Grenier Partner with Mariners, Sounders and Seahawks on “Strawless in Seattle” September

Lonely Whale Foundation and Adrian Grenier Partner with Mariners, Sounders and Seahawks on “Strawless in Seattle” September | Plastic Pollution | Scoop.it
The Lonely Whale Foundation, co-founded by Adrian Grenier of HBO’s Entourage fame, is working with Seattle’s pro sports teams (Major League Baseball’s Mariners, the NFL’s Se…
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The first completely plastic-free shop has opened in London

It’s the dream: a plastic free supermarket where half my shopping isn’t coated in the clear, cold, hard stuff – plastic. Well for me it is anyway. I’ve been on a mission to use as few plastic bags as possible for years: I ridiculously carry far too much shopping home in my arms, walk back to the office from the shop to get my reusable bag when I’ve forgotten it and refuse to buy ingredients I need just because they come in plastic.
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