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Indonesia is one of the countries moving forward to the circular economy platform. Plastic circularity, which involves both the formal and informal economies in its value chain, has been included as part of its agenda.

Campaign group A Plastic Planet has launched the world's first plastic-free PPE in a bid to assist the fight against coronavirus polluting the environment.

While natural fibre textiles like cotton have generated an environmentally friendly reputation in recent years they might be just as bad as microplastic textiles like polyester and Nylon.
There’s been a huge increase in takeout. And the CDC is recommending that everything in a restaurant be disposable—even the menus. How will that affect how much waste we generate?
Beaches are being polluted and communities, including the Navy SEALs and Border Patrol, are getting sick from the waste. Lesley Stahl reports.

Experts warn plastic pollution originating along a river like the Mekong, may make its way out to the sea, and ultimately "could end up on Australian shores."

Fears over the spread of coronavirus have driven consumers back to throwaway packaging.

Lamu, a Swahili paradise on Kenya's north coast, is under increased threat of plastic pollution.

The ban on single-use plastics in Kenya's biodiversity hotspots including wildlife sanctuaries, wetlands, forests and beaches will be enforced on June 5 in line with a presidential directive, the ministry of tourism and wildlife said on Saturday.

America loves ordering in, especially amid the coronavirus pandemic. But our hunger for convenience could bury the planet in trash.
To inner west Sydneysiders, the Cooks River is known to be particularly polluted. But after a storm, microplastic particles increased more than 40 fold.

Plastic debris has been accumulating in bodies of water around the world for decades, impacting wildlife, commerce, and the entire ecosystem. As part of a newly-funded research effort, a team of Rochester Institute of Technology researchers will study how microplastics are affecting Lake Ontario.

Thailand began the year with a ban on single-use plastic, but COVID-19 and the resulting lockdown has led to a huge rise in the nation's plastic waste.

Environmental activists are sounding the alarm as city streets become littered with masks and gloves, and single-use plastics get a new lease on life.

Focusing on improving the water supply in developing nations could be a powerful way to fight the scourge of plastic waste in the oceans, experts have said, highlighting that the issue has received little attention.

Vehicle tyres have been confirmed as a leading source of microplastic pollution in the ocean and rivers, according to scientists.

Companies are developing alternatives to single-use plastic, and with options including seaweed and mushroom tissue, consumer interest isn’t disappearing, even during the coronavirus pandemic.
From less traffic to more plastic, how the coronavirus shut-down has impacted Pittsburgh.

An interview with Dianna Cohen, visual artist and CEO for Plastic Pollution Coalition. In the episode, we dive into the plastic problem. One of the things we discuss are policies that governments can put in place to deal with the issue.

The best plastic is the kind that is never generated in the first place, the second best is recycled.

There are important decisions to make before and after your recyclables leave your hands.

A process known as chemical recycling offers a promising way to turn used products into new ones with a minimum of waste.

Penguins living at the "end of the world" are facing threats from climate change, tourism and plastic waste.

In mid January the British Columbia government announced it was looking at a wide ban on single-use plastic grocery bags to put an end to a piecemeal, city-by-city approach to the problem of plastic pollution.

Tiny bits of plastic have been found in the guts of Florida's hawks, ospreys and other raptors, according to a study by a team from the University of Central Florida and the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland.

Plastic pollutants in UK rivers are finding their way into wildlife and moving up the food chain.

The abundance of microplastic pollution in the oceans is likely to have been vastly underestimated, according to research that suggests there are at least double the number of particles as previously thought.

Plastic pollution in our oceans is a major ongoing global crisis. Researchers estimate that 8 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year.

It is not just a necessity; it is vital to create legislation around plastic production to slow the deterioration of our planet.
Trashpickers in Chile are warning that recycling, never popular in the far-flung South American nation, is poised to become the latest casualty of the coronavirus pandemic.

Canada's national environment agenda is the latest thing to be upended by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Several companies have come up with pilot plants to convert plastic waste into crude oil, diesel or other fuels. It is sold as a way to get rid of trash and help the environment. But is it?