ARTICLES RELATING TO PLASTIC

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.

WATCH: Drone footage shows plastic pollution on KZN beaches

2019-04-25 20:19

Drone footage has laid bare the scale of the plastic pollution on KwaZulu-Natal beaches, following the deadly floods that hit the province this week. Watch.

Why South Africans are being misled by the recycling numbers on packaging

2019-02-19 06:11

Some grocery chains are being more honest about what can be recycled.

New Zealand to ban plastic shopping bags from next year

2018-08-11 07:57

New Zealand plans to ban disposable plastic shopping bags by next July as the nation tries to live up to its clean-and-green image.

 

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.

WATCH: Take a look at the plastics of the future

2019-05-02 17:26

From hemp to lobster, the possibilities are various.

Plastic bags have now been banned at these Woolworths stores in Gauteng and KZN

2019-04-24 16:00

Since November last year, the company has now sold 110,000 R5 black fabric bags.

The deadliest plastic for seabirds? Balloons

2019-03-05 20:02

New research has found that if we want to stop seabirds from dying from plastic ingestion, we need to remove particularly balloons from their environment.

WATCH: Fish and chip shop serves battered plastic to customers

2018-11-14 12:03

A fish and chip shop in Blackburn serves battered plastic to customers to raise awareness of plastic in oceans. It aimed to highlight the threat to Britain's beloved national dish if the rate of plastic pollution in the ocean continues.

A South African hotel giant has just banned plastic straws at all its hotels and casinos

2018-08-20 12:50

Tsogo Sun has vowed to get rid of plastic straws at over a hundred hotels and casinos to help reduce global plastic waste.

This mom spent more than R1,7 million on plastic surgery to stop herself from ageing

2018-07-27 13:29

A mom addicted to plastic surgery compares herself to Wonder Woman after spending more than R1,7 million to stop herself from ageing.

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