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03 04 2021 | 07:27

Plastic particles pass from mothers into foetuses, rat study shows.

Nanoparticles found in foetal brains and hearts, but impact on human health is as yet unknown. Tiny plastic particles in the lungs of pregnant rats pass rapidly into the hearts, brains and other…

01 04 2021 | 12:33

GREENPEACE AFRICA: You are being force-fed plastic by wealthy countries

Tell the world's top polluters to #BreakFreeFromPlas

29 03 2021 | 11:40

Plastic particles pass from mothers into foetuses, rat study shows

Nanoparticles found in foetal brains and hearts, but impact on human health is as yet unknown. Tiny plastic particles in the lungs of pregnant rats pass rapidly into the hearts, brains and other…

26 02 2021 | 11:00

How Recycling is the Biggest Brainwash of the Century.

4 reasons why you should quit it today Most of the world associates recycling with environmentally-friendly. This is because recycling has always been marketed as a lifestyle with all the…

26 02 2021 | 10:59

Kenyan Engineer Recycles Plastic Into Bricks Stronger Than Concrete.

Nzambi Matee is an entrepreneur with an incredible goal -- to turn plastic destined for the landfill into sustainable, strong building material. Her company, Gjenge Makers, uses the plastic waste of…

12 02 2021 | 07:08

Hundreds of fish species, including many that humans eat, are consuming plastic.

Trillions of barely visible pieces of plastic are floating in the world’s oceans, from surface waters to the deep seas. These particles, known as microplastics, typically form when larger plastic…

09 02 2021 | 09:24

Do you drink bottled water? Read this.

Bottled water is atrocious for the environment. You’re better off buying a water filter for healthier, tastier water For years, the debate has raged on: which is better, bottled water, or tap?

01 02 2021 | 09:44

UK supermarkets sold 900,000 tonnes of plastic packaging in 2019.

Existing efforts to fight enormous wave of waste are ‘drop in the ocean’, campaigners say. The UK’s 10 leading supermarket chains collectively sold 900,000 tonnes of plastic packaging in 2019, a…

27 01 2021 | 10:57

Plastic petition by UK nine-year-old gains over 70k signatures in under a week.

After studying how microplastics damage the oceans, schoolgirl Lizzie wants the government to stop sending waste to developing countries. A petition by a nine-year-old schoolgirl calling on Boris…

23 01 2021 | 11:36

Why Plastic Pollution Is a Producer Responsibility.

We're all culprits in the plastic pollution crisis — and that's by design. I was reminded of this recently when I ordered a set of carbon filters for my countertop compost bin. (Like most people, I…

20 01 2021 | 09:48

'Loophole' will let UK continue to ship plastic waste to poorer countries.

Post-Brexit regulation doesn’t match new EU rules to tackle ocean pollution, despite UK being Europe’s largest plastic waste producer The UK has been accused of failing to honour its promise to curb…

15 01 2021 | 10:13

Clothes washing linked to ‘pervasive’ plastic pollution in the Arctic.

Polyester fibres that injure marine life were found in sea water across region. The Arctic is “pervasively” polluted by microplastic fibres that most likely come from the washing of synthetic…

03 01 2021 | 08:54

EU Bans Exporting Unsorted Plastic Waste to Poorer Countries.

The European Union's executive branch on Tuesday announced new rules for plastic waste shipments—including a ban on some exports to poorer countries—that will take effect on January 1 as part of the…

27 12 2020 | 07:35

Young Champions Of The Earth: Lefteris Arapakis - Fishing for plastic.

Lefteris Arapakis comes from a long line of fishers. For five generations his family has plied the bountiful waters off southern Greece, netting the same cod and red mulls that have sustained Greeks…

23 12 2020 | 13:34

Microplastics revealed in the placentas of unborn babies.

Health impact is unknown but scientists say particles may cause long-term damage to foetuses. Microplastic particles have been revealed in the placentas of unborn babies for the first time, which…

15 12 2020 | 07:52

Deadliest plastics: bags and packaging biggest marine life killers, study finds.

Wide-ranging review finds whales, dolphins, turtles and seabirds at mortal risk from marine debris. Plastic bags and flexible packaging are the deadliest plastic items in the ocean, killing wildlife…

13 12 2020 | 07:29

550 Groups Urge Biden to Become #PlasticFreePresident With 8 Executive Actions.

A large and diverse coalition of over 550 organizations came together Tuesday to call on President-elect Joe Biden to tackle the plastic pollution crisis through executive actions that would…

13 12 2020 | 06:30

5 Things to Know About Plastic Pollution and How to Stop It.

  Our plastic pollution problem has reached new heights and new depths.

10 12 2020 | 12:46

Human-made materials now outweigh Earth's entire biomass – study.

Production of concrete, metal, plastic, bricks and asphalt greater than mass of living matter on planet, paper says. The giant human footprint stamped across the world in 2020 is greater than the…

28 11 2020 | 08:14

Increase in burning of plastic 'driving up emissions from waste disposal'.

Expansion of energy-from-waste incineration could stop UK hitting its net zero carbon target, campaigners warn. Carbon emissions from waste disposal are increasing because of the expansion of energy…