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Lego gives up on its attempt to produce recyclable plastic bottle bricks

Lego gives up on its attempt to produce recyclable plastic bottle bricks

According to a Danish corporation, difficulties using non-oil-based components would have resulted in higher overall carbon emissions.

Author: RBN | Date: 15 November 2023

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Life in Plastic, It’s Not Fantastic

Life in Plastic, It’s Not Fantastic

Kids & adults alike are eager to enter a glittering world of plastic paradise with the release of the new Barbie movie. However, the glitzy Barbieland reflects a less-than-fantastic reality: our planet’s constant reliance on plastic.

Author: RBN | Date: 6 August 2023

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Greenpeace cautions that recycled plastic can be even more dangerous and it is ineffective in reducing pollution

Greenpeace cautions that recycled plastic can be even more dangerous and it is ineffective in reducing pollution

As nations get ready for treaty discussions, a campaign group claims plastic is incompatible with regular circular economy.

Author: RBN | Date: 6 June 2023

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The key to combating pollution is to build alternatives to plastic

The key to combating pollution is to build alternatives to plastic

Sustainable plastic substitutes abound in nature, but to increase production and remove restrictions, nations and businesses must cooperate across borders

Author: RBN | Date: 26 May 2023

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Scientists issue a warning as plastic garbage creates rocks off the coast of Brazil: “pollution has reached geology.”

Scientists issue a warning as plastic garbage creates rocks off the coast of Brazil: “pollution has reached geology.”

Geologists in Brazil’s Trindade Island have discovered “terrifying” rocks consisting of plastic trash.

Author: RBN | Date: 23 March 2023

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Exmouth has received official “plastic-free” status

Exmouth has received official “plastic-free” status

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), a nonprofit organisation dedicated to marine conservation, has officially recognised Exmouth as a Plastic Free Community.

Author: RBN | Date: 18 January 2023

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Catching the Wave of Ocean Pollution

Catching the Wave of Ocean Pollution

Our ocean’s plastic pollution has terrible effects on biodiversity, fishing, tourism, and coastal communities. In order to address this issue, the EU has taken numerous actions, including direct legislative measures, awareness-raising efforts (such as the ongoing #EUBeachCleanup), and financial support for creative projects addressing marine plastic pollution. One of those initiatives is the EU-funded project “STRANDET,” which helps recycle a significant volume of plastic that has been gathered on beaches in Denmark’s north-west Jutland.

Author: RBN | Date: 29 October 2022

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High Street Chemist ‘Boots’ to Stop Selling Plastic-Based Wet Wipes in the UK

High Street Chemist ‘Boots’ to Stop Selling Plastic-Based Wet Wipes in the UK

Pharmacy joins other retail chains vowing to stop sales of plastic wipes by end of this year, as part of efforts to cut non-biodegradable waste.

Author: RBN | Date: 1 August 2022

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Amount of waste on UK beaches is falling, national clean-up finds

Amount of waste on UK beaches is falling, national clean-up finds

75% of ocean littler is still plastic or polystyrene and the government approach not good enough, say campaigners

Author: RBN | Date: 22 December 2021

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Ocean largely littered with take-out food, study shows

Ocean largely littered with take-out food, study shows

44% of ocean plastics are linked to takeaway food and drink items, scientists say the pollution must be stopped at source.

Author: RBN | Date: 8 October 2021

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