ARTICLES RELATING TO PLASTIC POLLUTION

WATCH: 9 deer at famed Japan park die after eating plastic bags

2019-07-12 05:41

Nine deer at a famed park in western Japan have died recently after eating plastic bags.

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.

Malaysia to ship back tons of plastic waste to foreign nations

2019-05-28 22:00

Malaysia will send back at least 3 000 metric tons of non-recyclable plastic waste to countries including the United States, Great Britain, Canada and Australia in a move to avoid becoming a "dumping ground" for rich nations.

WATCH: Biodegradable bag intact after 3 years in the sea - study

2019-04-30 15:59

Scientists at the University of Plymouth have discovered that biodegradable shopping bags remain intact after 3 years in the ocean. Watch.

Plastic microparticles threaten unique Galapagos fauna

2019-03-23 07:32

Armed only with gloves and large sacks, park rangers and volunteers are battling the scourge of plastic waste blighting the idyllic Galapagos Islands and their unique creatures.

WATCH: Not so fantastic: Can Japan end its love affair with plastic?

2019-03-20 14:31

From bento boxes to individually wrapped bananas, plastic reigns supreme in Japan. But amid global concern about single-use waste, new legislation could help end the country's love affair with plastic.

Bali looks to turn the tide on Indonesia's plastic waste

2019-02-18 07:04

It's not even 07:00 and hundreds of men and women are walking up and down Bali's western coast, grabbing all the rubbish they can find.

EU agrees to ban most single-use plastics

2018-12-21 06:55

EU countries and the European Parliament agreed details of a ban on single-use plastics, including plates, cutlery and drinking straws, in a bid to cut marine pollution.

Oceans of garbage prompt war on plastics

2018-12-15 12:17

Faced with images of turtles smothered by plastic bags, beaches carpeted with garbage and islands of trash floating in the oceans, environmentalists say the world is waking up to the need to tackle plastic pollution at the source.

 

Pick n Pay to test nude food concept: “Customers want less packaging waste”

2019-07-01 13:38

Major retailer trials zero-packaging fruit and vegetable produce wall.

Humans consume 'tens of thousands' of plastic pieces each year

2019-06-06 11:07

Humans eat and breathe in tens of thousands of microplastic particles every year, according to a new analysis that raised fresh questions over how plastic waste could directly impact our health.

Turtle poos huge amounts of plastic

2019-05-16 09:52

If anything would make you reconsider your plastic use, it should be this.

China plastic waste ban throws global recycling into chaos

2019-04-24 07:14

From grubby packaging engulfing small Southeast Asian communities to waste piling up in plants from the US to Australia, China's ban on accepting the world's used plastic has plunged global recycling into turmoil.

This 75-year-old woman has knitted the chicest blazer and skirt out of more than 300 recycled plastic bags

2019-03-22 13:41

I guess we should use all those plastic bags from underneath our kitchen sinks and give them a new life.

Plastic in crosshairs at UN environment forum

2019-03-13 09:01

Countries from around the world set their sights on a pivotal deal to curb plastic waste, a source of long-term pollution and worsening contamination of the ocean's food chain.

First in South Africa: prominent SA retailer moves to reusable fruit and veg bags

2019-02-14 14:19

Low waste, low cost convenience is here!

Scary statistic: 90.5% of plastic is not recycled

2018-12-20 14:28

The burgeoning crisis in plastic waste has won the attention of the Royal Statistical Society, which chose 90.5% – the proportion of plastic waste that has never been recycled – as its international statistic of the year.

Whale found dead with 6kg plastic in its stomach - how you can help save our oceans

2018-11-25 14:57

The pollution of our oceans has again raised concern after 6kg of plastic was found in the stomach of a dead whale.

It is possible to be part of a plastic free world

2018-09-19 08:16

It is true that every one of us can make a huge difference and supermarkets will change if enough of us protest and complain about the unnecessary use of plastic, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

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