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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.