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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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Waitrose responds to 10-year old girl campaigning to ditch plastic toys in magazines

Waitrose responds to 10-year old girl campaigning to ditch plastic toys in magazines

Waitrose has said it will no longer stock magazines with disposable plastic toys in an effort to help tackle plastic pollution.

Author: RBN | Date: 23 March 2021

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Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Nestlé named world’s worst plastic polluters for third year in a row

Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Nestlé named world’s worst plastic polluters for third year in a row

Coca-Cola ranked world’s largest plastic polluter according to Break Free From Plastic’s annual audit.

Author: RBN | Date: 16 February 2021

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