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What Are You Doing About Plastic Waste?

What Are You Doing About Plastic Waste?

The United Nations Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Pollution (GESAMP) estimated that land-based sources account for up to 80 percent of the world’s marine pollution, 60 to 95 percent of the waste being plastics debris.

The Problem with Takeaway Coffee Cups

The Problem with Takeaway Coffee Cups

Back in early 2016, British TV chef and food writer Hugh Fearnley-Wittingstall continued his ‘War on Waste’ series by looking at how difficult it is to recycle disposable coffee cups, despite many consumers mistakenly believing the paper cups can simply be placed in paper recycling bins and baskets.

How is Plastic Used?

How is Plastic Used?

Amongst all plastics, polyolefins are dominant for a few reasons. However, these materials have serious downsides.

Beach Cleanups May Not Be the Perfect Solution for Plastic Pollution, But It Helps

Beach Cleanups May Not Be the Perfect Solution for Plastic Pollution, But It Helps

Every year, tens of thousands of people worldwide volunteer for the Sisyphean chore of picking up trash from beaches. The largest effort is conducted every September by the Ocean Conservancy, which in 30 years of cleanups has collected 300 million pounds and more than 350 types of items.

Plastic Production to Increase by 40 Percent Over the Next Decade

Plastic Production to Increase by 40 Percent Over the Next Decade

In the first decade of this century, we made more plastic than all the plastic in history up to the year 2000. And every year, billions of pounds of more plastic end up in the world's oceans.

Plastic Pollution on Marine Wildlife

Plastic Pollution on Marine Wildlife

Thousands of seabirds and sea turtles, seals and other marine mammals are killed each year after ingesting plastic or getting entangled in it.

Plastic: There is Just Too Much of It

Plastic: There is Just Too Much of It

Did you know that plastic isn’t just a problem when it enters the environment as waste? Rather, plastic pollutes at every step of its life, from extraction to production, consumption and finally disposal.