• Plastic microbeads ban enters force in UK

    Plastic microbeads can no longer be used in cosmetics and personal care products in the UK, after a long-promised ban came into effect on Tuesday. The ban initially bars the manufacture of such products and a ban on sales will follow in July. The huge problem of plastic pollution choking the oceans has gained a […]

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  • No more plastic bags in Montreal; first major Canadian city to implement ban

    The  city  of  Montreal  is  taking  tough  measures  to  cut  down  on  waste.  Starting  Jan.  1,  single-use  plastic  bags  will  be  banned.  City  officials  say  that  between  1.4  and  2.7  million  shopping  bags  are  circulated  every  year  in  Quebec,  but  only  a  fraction  of  them  are  recovered.  These  lost  or  abandoned  plastic  bags  are  a  […]

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  • Bali declares ‘garbage emergency’ amid sea of waste

    KUTA  (INDONESIA):  Bali‘s  palm–fringed  Kuta  beach  has  long  been  a  favourite  with  tourists  seeking  sun  and  surf,  but  nowadays  its  golden  shoreline  is  disappearing  under  a  mountain  of  garbage. Plastic  straws  and  food  packaging  are  strewn  between  sunbathers,  while  surfers  bobbing  behind  the  waves  dodge  waste  flushed  out  from  rivers  or  brought  in  by  swirling  […]

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  • United Nations Vows to Move Towards a Pollution-Free Planet

    The  United  Nations  development  Programme  plans  to  fully  support  the  objectives  of  this  year’s  General  Assembly  and  its  call  to  work  towards  a  pollution-  free  planet  to  help  advance  multiple  Sustainable  Development  Goals  (SDGs). As  highlighted  in  the  Report  of  the  Executive  Director  of  UN  Environment,  the  impact  of  pollution  and  its  many  drivers  is  […]

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  • Goa to ban plastic bags from May next year

    The  Government  of  Goa  has  decided  to  ban  plastic  bags  in  the  coastal  state  from  May  next  year,  said  the  Chief Minister  Manohar  Parrikar  on  Goa  Liberation  Day. He  also  said  that  they  aim  to  make  the  state  garbage- free  by December  next  year. Parrikar  said  that  ‘Swachh  Bharat’  and  ‘Nitol  Goem’ (Clean  Goa)  are  […]

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