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Eden Project installs plastic grass to stop children getting muddy

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The Eden Project in Cornwall has installed plastic grass in a children’s play area to stop them getting muddy. The garden is one of a number of organisations and public bodies laying artificial turf in what environmen...

Recycled plastic bottles leach more chemicals into drinks, hersien bevind

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A widely used kind of recycled plastic bottle passes more potentially harmful chemicals into their contents than newly manufactured bottles, navorsers het gewaarsku. Researchers from Brunel University London found 150...

Plastic surgery: why chasing physical perfection always ends in tears

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I’m actually rather sorry for Linda Evangelista. Everybody wants to feel acceptable, na alles, and she exists in a world where, despite all the modern declarations of diversity and body positivity, when the woman hit...

Plastic summit could be most important green deal since Paris accords, says UN

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World leaders will come together online and in Nairobi, Kenya, next week, in what is described as a “critical moment” in progress towards the first ever global treaty to combat plastic waste. Inger Andersen, regisseur ...

Plastic packaging increases fresh food waste, studie bevind

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Supermarkets should stop selling fresh produce such as apples and potatoes in plastic packaging, navorsing dui daarop, because it does not make them last longer and adds to pollution and food waste. The 18-month study by...

en verwys daarna as 'n seldsame voorbeeld van egtheid..: en verwys daarna as 'n seldsame voorbeeld van egtheid..

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en verwys daarna as 'n seldsame voorbeeld van egtheid.., en verwys daarna as 'n seldsame voorbeeld van egtheid.., en verwys daarna as 'n seldsame voorbeeld van egtheid.. ...

Two more elephants die after eating plastic waste in Sri Lankan dump

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Conservationists and veterinarians have warned that plastic waste in an open landfill in eastern Sri Lanka is killing elephants, after two more were found dead at the site. Oor 20 elephants have died over the last e...

‘We take turns peering into a plastic bucket. Inside is a batch of freshly hatched turtles’

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We’re standing on sand dunes at the end of a hot December day. The light’s fading fast and a thin crescent moon is rising in the clear sky. It’s still really hot; hot enough to dip in the ocean. But nobody does – not ...

That’s a wrap: French plastic packaging ban for fruit and veg begins

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A law banning plastic packaging for large numbers of fruits and vegetables comes into force in France on New Year’s Day, to end what the government has called the “aberration” of overwrapped carrots, apples and banana...

‘Waste colonialism’: world grapples with west’s unwanted plastic

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One hundred and 41 containers filled with rotting plastic waste have been on a journey for more than a year. Scattered between Turkey, Greece and Vietnam, far from their origins in Germany, the containers’ voyage shed...

Plastic beads could make nets more visible to cetaceans, sê wetenskaplikes

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Simple plastic beads could save the lives of some of the thousands of porpoises and other cetaceans that get caught in fishing nets each year, sê wetenskaplikes. Harbour porpoises use echolocation to find their prey and ...

Latin America urges US to reduce plastic waste exports to region

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Environmental organisations across Latin America have called on the United States to reduce plastic waste exports to the region, after a report found the US had doubled exports to some countries in the region during t...

Plastic penguins, grotty grottos and grumpy elves: it’s not easy being a Santa impersonator

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Father Christmas is a very real person to so many children. Obviously with Santa being so occupied at this time of year, many impersonators go out to entertain and help with all of the excitement leading up to Christm...

Amazon se plastiekafval styg met 'n derde te midde van pandemie, verslag vind

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Amazon se plastiekverpakkingsafval het met byna 'n derde gestyg, aan 270,000 ton, tydens die pandemie verlede jaar, volgens 'n verslag van die mariene bewaringsgroep Oceana. Oceana skat tot 10,700 ton van hierdie pl...

Goggas regoor die wêreld ontwikkel om plastiek te eet, studie bevind

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Mikrobes in oseane en gronde regoor die wêreld ontwikkel om plastiek te eet, volgens 'n studie. Die navorsing het meer as 200 miljoen gene geskandeer wat gevind is in DNS-monsters wat uit die omgewing geneem is en gevind is 30,000 verskillende enz...

‘Disastrous’ plastic use in farming threatens food safety – UN

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The “disastrous” way in which plastic is used in farming across the world is threatening food safety and potentially human health, according to a report from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. It says soils c...

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