plastic pollution

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27 08 2022 | 05:39

UN seeks plan to beat plastic nurdles, the tiny scourges of the oceans

Maritime authorities are considering stricter controls on the ocean transport of billions of plastic pellets known as nurdles after a series of spillages around the world.

17 08 2022 | 16:35

Plastic can take hundreds of years to break down – and we keep making more

Every great movie has at least one scene that stays with you.

11 08 2022 | 14:46

‘Incredibly promising’: the bubble barrier extracting plastic from a Dutch river

Five years ago, Claar-els van Delft began to suspect that plastic waste on the beach at Katwijk in the Netherlands did not come from visitors, or the sea, but from the mouth of a nearby river. “We…

28 07 2022 | 20:32

How the plastic industry turned the pandemic to its advantage

With its products proving indispensable to combatting Covid-19, the plastics business is reinvigorated. What will it take to bring this major polluter to heel? There are only two reasons that the…

22 07 2022 | 10:29

Ivory Coast: AFD lends €130 million for wastewater management in Yopougon

French Development Agency (AFD) is confirming a €130 million loan for sanitation in Yopougon, in the autonomous district of Abidjan in Ivory Coast. The financing is intended for the construction of…

19 07 2022 | 11:44

Capitalism is killing the planet. – it’s time to stop buying into our own destruction

Instead of focusing on ‘micro consumerist bollocks’ like ditching our plastic coffee cups, we must challenge the pursuit of wealth and level down, not up There is a myth about human beings that…

12 07 2022 | 19:49

The results are in ♻️ 😲

A couple of months ago 250,000 people came together to take part in the biggest ever investigation into household plastic. Now we can finally reveal the investigation results – and they are …

12 07 2022 | 08:08

Cabinet nod for move to ban single-use plastic bags in Qatar

The Cabinet has approved a draft decision of HE the Minister of Municipality on regulating the use of plastic bags, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reports.

12 07 2022 | 07:51

TANZANIA: Eight companies join forces to manage plastic waste

In Tanzania, eight brewing companies are joining forces to form the Polyethylene Terephthalate Recycle Company (PETCO). The initiative will collect and recycle 12.5 million tons of plastic waste in…

12 07 2022 | 07:50

AFRICA: 10 start-ups run for the second phase of the Afri-Plastics competition

As part of the second phase of the Afri-Plastics initiative organized by Nesta Challenges, 10 African start-ups have been selected to present their sustainable solutions for plastic waste management…

26 06 2022 | 08:07

TUNISIA: 21 beaches banned from bathing for plastic pollution

In Tunisia, an investigation by the Special Unit for the surveillance of sea water reveals that 21 beaches are unfit for bathing. These places frequented by people looking for leisure and sunbathing…