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September 15, 2022

Ocean Conservancy apologises for ‘false narrative’ of 2015 study that put blame for bulk of world’s plastic waste on five Asian states

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September 16, 2022

America's largest waste hauler is investing in a company that recycles plastic shrink wrap.
Flexible plastic accounts for nearly a quarter of all US plastic waste, yet only 5% gets recycled.

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September 15, 2022

Soda bottles, medicine containers, old sandals and all kinds of plastic materials float in the green waters of this 13,500-hectare Salvadoran lake, which serves as a reservoir for a hydroelectric plant and is considered a wetland of international importance by Unesco.

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August 26, 2022

Researchers at the University of Rhode Island are getting some federal assistance for their efforts to better understand plastic pollution and the threat it poses to the ocean.

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August 26, 2022

Norway and Rwanda are leading a global effort to hold countries accountable for their plastic waste.
The pair launched a group of 20 nations to push for reducing plastic production and more recycling. 
The effort comes after more than 150 nations in May agreed to negotiate a plastic pollution treaty.

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August 24, 2022

The Governments of Rwanda and Norway have launched The High Ambition Coalition to End Plastic Pollution together with Canada, Peru, Germany, Senegal, Georgia, Republic of Korea, U.K., Switzerland, Portugal, Chile, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Costa Rica, Iceland, Ecuador, France, and the Dominican Republic.

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July 13, 2022

The vast amount of plastic produced every year exceeds our ability to treat plastic waste safely with the majority dumped in landfills or waste sites or as litter. This plastic waste finds its way into water systems, the air and the food humans consume.

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March 21, 2022

The recyclable, biodegradable material could someday replace the millions of tons of plastic used in single-use items.

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February 22, 2022

The world is producing twice as much plastic waste as two decades ago, with the bulk of it ending up in landfill, incinerated or leaking into the environment, and only 9% successfully recycled, according to a new OECD report.

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December 30, 2021

"California is making strides in reducing plastic pollution with the nation's first legislation on recycled content standards in plastic bottles. Effective Jan. 1, all plastic California Refund Value drink containers in the state must be made with at least 15% recycled materials."

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December 26, 2021

"'We found microplastics in every single rain sample (gathered in Juneau),' Sonia Nagorski told a group of people listening to her talk at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in New Orleans on Dec...."

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December 25, 2021

"As of January 1, businesses will have to ask customers before including plastic silverware condiments in takeout orders, and packaged bundles of single-use items are banned."

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December 25, 2021

"Environmentalists want national limits on plastic waste, producer responsibility and caps on production. Industry favors better waste management and 'advanced' chemical repurposing."

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December 24, 2021

"Environmental organizations across Latin America have called on the US to reduce plastic waste exports to the region, after a report found the US had doubled exports to some countries in the region during the first seven months of 2020."

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December 17, 2021

"Microbial enzymes across the globe are evolving to degrade plastic, according to a new study. Scientists examined hundreds of samples taken from oceans and soils and found thousands of enzymes capable of degrading different kinds of plastic. The researchers behind the recent work say microbes have likely evolved in response to plastic pollution."

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