Delegates from more than 150 countries, plastic industry representatives, environmentalists, scientists, waste pickers, tribal leaders end negotiations in Uruguay to draft what is intended to be a landmark treaty to end plastic pollution globally.
For the first stage, Delhi has identified 19 plastic items that have a high potential to become litter and has made it illegal to produce, import, stock, distribute or sell them.
A Dutch study published in the Environment International journal examined blood samples from 22 anonymous, healthy volunteers and found microplastics in nearly 80 percent of them.
Over 700 organisations across the globe have urged the United Nations to establish an international treaty to address plastic pollution ahead of a bloc meeting.
A material whose use has rapidly grown in the past century, plastic is a massive contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and ecological pollution, WWF warns.
After China’s refusal to take in the world’s plastic waste, Turkey and a few other countries have stepped in. With the environment being the biggest victim, Turkey is now eyeing zero plastic imports.
The coronavirus may have cleared the air for many big cities, but our reliance on plastic to protect ourselves from Covid-19, may prove dangerous for the environment.
Here's how people across the world are developing their own ways to fight coronavirus infection:
Customers can now pay a small fee for reusables but budget-conscious shoppers saved money by grabbing anything available and celebrating the different choices on social media.
The isthmus nation of roughly 4 million people joined more than 60 other countries that have totally or partially banned single-use plastic bags, or introduced taxes to dissuade their use, including Chile and Colombia in the region.
Plastic items such as straws, forks and knives as well as cotton buds will be banned in EU by 2021 as the economic bloc pushes manufacturers to step up their recycling efforts.
Members of the European Parliament seek to curb plastics waste, targeting in particular single-use plastic litter that is polluting Europe's beaches and seas.
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