ARTICLES RELATING TO PLASTIC

WATCH: Iconic bird sanctuary ravaged by plastic and death

2019-11-07 12:36

A remote wildlife sanctuary near Hawaii is littered with carcasses of seabirds that died after eating plastic debris that circulates nearby in the Pacific Ocean.

Billions of 'microplastics' in your tea from each plastic teabag

2019-10-04 16:45

The global proliferation of microplastics has made headlines recently, being found in large numbers in ocean and tap water, seafood and even human poop.

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Watch: Foreign trash 'like treasure' in Indonesia's plastics village

For the people of Bangun trash equals cash.

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WATCH: Turning plastic waste into roads

2019-08-09 09:59

Springfield Properties, a housing development company, and MacRebur, a company that uses plastic waste to surface roads, have teamed up to build a road out of plastic waste in Scotland, according to a report in the BBC.

Kauai wants thousands of people to return their R119 reusable smoothie cups as some may be faulty

2019-07-09 15:17

Regular customers of Kauai restaurants stood to get a R1 discount on every smoothie they bought – plus the satisfaction of reducing plastic waste – by showing up with special, reusable cups. Then the plan sprung a leak.

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Watch: Scientists discover new plastic-eating bacteria and tested it to see how fast it would break it down

The bacteria has been named Ideonella Sakaiensis.

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Scientists want to dump hundreds of plastic blocks into the sea to solve litter mystery

2019-06-26 19:01

Where does the plastic washing out to sea end up? A new study aims to shed light on the subject, but concerned citizens want to stop it from going ahead.

WATCH: Canada to ban single-use plastics in 2021 says Trudeau

2019-06-10 20:42

Canada will ban single-use plastics from 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced, declaring it a "global challenge" to phase out the bottles, straws and plastic bags clogging the world's oceans.

Oil giants are pivoting to plastic, which could backfire amid a growing crackdown

2019-06-06 16:17

Oil producers such as Saudi Aramco are betting on plastics and chemicals during a backlash against plastic waste.

Architects designed a skyscraper made entirely of plastic. It's inspired by the Tower of Babel.

2019-05-05 10:04

In thinking about new ways to reuse plastic, a pair of architects designed a plastic skyscraper that also serves as a 3D manufacturing center.

 

Uber Eats SA now won’t include plastic utensils unless you ask for them

2019-10-12 12:04

Pick n Pay, Woolworths, and KFC have also recently started to ditch plastic.

Clicks, Food Lovers Market, Pick n Pay, Spar, Shoprite, and Woolworths are all dropping the confusing recycling info on their packaging – here’s how their new unified approach will look

2019-08-27 12:01

New labels will read simply ‘Recycled’ or ‘Not Recycled’, dropping a complicated system of numbers and signs.

WATCH | Trash for tickets on Indonesia's 'plastic bus'

2019-08-09 14:13

Dozens of people clutching bags full of plastic bottles and disposable cups queue at a busy bus terminal in the Indonesian city of Surabaya - where passengers can swap trash for travel tickets.

WATCH: Turning plastic into usable fuel

2019-07-12 08:35

Renewlogy, a private waste management company, has found a way to turn plastic into fuel.The company is able to process around 10 tons of plastic waste on a daily basis to convert into fuel, according to Renewlogy's website.

Soon there won't be any plastic straws at the V&A Waterfront

2019-07-04 15:42

Of the V&A’s 84 food and beverage tenants 46 use plastic straws.

Pick n Pay veggies now have sell-by dates etched onto their skin - here's why

2019-07-01 13:47

You can now bring your own containers to fill up on loose veg and fruit at the store.

How airlines are dealing with 6.1m tonnes of cabin waste per year

2019-06-11 07:45

In 2018 airlines generated an estimated total of about 6.1m tonnes of cabin waste, of which between 20% and 30% was untouched food and drink, according to the International Air Transport Association.

Just how much microplastic are you ingesting every year?

2019-06-09 15:30

A person who drinks bottled water could be ingesting much more microplastics annually, compared with someone who drinks mainly tap water.

Tanzania latest African nation to ban plastic bags

2019-05-31 20:00

A plastic bag ban comes into force in Tanzania as Africa leads efforts to stem the tide of plastic blighting the farthest reaches of the globe, and depths of the ocean.

This Italian company wants your swimsuit to be made from garbage

2019-05-04 08:00

To you, it’s a garbage dump. To Italian entrepreneur Giulio Bonazzi, it’s the launchpad for a Stella McCartney handbag or a pair of Levi’s jeans.

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