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These Maldives islanders once saw sharks as the threat. Now they fear the plastic

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“People used to think I was crazy,” says Lonu Ahmed. “Even my mum thought I was insane. Fishermen used to beg me not to dive with sharks.” Ahmed lives on the island of Fuvahmulah in the Maldives, an island surrounded ...

New Zealand is not as clean or green as we think – plastic waste is creating a crisis

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Growing up my school lunches were covered in plastic wrapping, like those of many of my schoolmates. I was taught from a young age to pick up my rubbish and recycle, and I trusted the recycling systems in place especi...

Waitrose announces further cutback on single-use plastic bags

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Waitrose is aiming to eliminate 40m single-use plastic bags a year by removing them from deliveries and in-store collections. “Bags for life”, which cost 10p, will also be pulled from all major stores and replaced wit...

Single-use plastic plates and cutlery to be banned in England

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Single-use plastic plates and cutlery, and polystyrene cups will be banned in England under government plans, as it seeks to reduce the plastic polluting the environment. A public consultation will launch in the autum...

Trees should be planted without plastic guards, says UK study

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Planting trees without plastic tree guards should be standard practice, a UK study has found, as leading conservation charities and landowners seek sustainable alternatives to reduce plastic waste. The Woodland Trust ...

Evolutionary ‘trap’ leading young sea turtles to ingest plastic, lo studio dice

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Young marine turtles are swallowing large quantities of plastic, with ocean pollution changing habitats that were once ideal for their development into a risk, researchers have found. The impact of plastic on wildlife...

Most young green and loggerhead turtles in Queensland waters have eaten plastic, research finds

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Most young turtles caught off the coast of Queensland have ingested plastics, nuovi spettacoli di ricerca. Di 83% of green turtles and 86% of loggerhead turtles found off the coast had plastics within them, a study from Dea...

Come la marea di plastica persa in mare su Twitter è arrivata a definire la nostra epoca

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I social media sono stati creati per progetti come #LegoLostatSea di Tracey Williams, che traccia aneddoticamente la plastica che è stata scaricata nell'oceano in passato 70 anni. Williams ha iniziato la sua missione dopo essere diventata ossessionata...

Call for global treaty to end production of ‘virgin’ plastic by 2040

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A binding global treaty is needed to phase out the production of “virgin” or new plastic by 2040, scientists have said. The solution to the blight of plastic pollution in the oceans and on land would be a worldwide ag...

Lego develops first bricks made from recycled plastic bottles

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Lego has unveiled its first bricks made from recycled plastic bottles and revealed that it hopes to include the pieces in sets within two years. The Danish company, which takes its name from the Danish words for “leg ...

Plastic rafting: the invasive species hitching a ride on ocean litter

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Japan’s 2011 tsunami was catastrophic, killing nearly 16,000 persone, destroying homes and infrastructure, and sweeping an estimated 5m tons of debris out to sea. That debris did not disappear, tuttavia. Some of it drif...

Half of clothes sold by online fashion brands ‘made from virgin plastic’

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Approximately half of the clothes sold by large online fashion brands such as Boohoo and Asos are made entirely from virgin plastic materials such as polyester, despite a push to reduce the huge environmental impact o...

Takeaway food and drink litter dominates ocean plastic, study shows

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Plastic items from takeaway food and drink dominate the litter in the world’s oceans, according to the most comprehensive study to date. Single-use bags, plastic bottles, food containers and food wrappers are the four...

Call for G7 Cornwall summit to forge global plastic pollution treaty

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Major packaging producers and environmental charities have called for the G7 summit to agree to a global treaty on plastic to tackle the waste crisis. Nestlé, one of the largest creators of plastic waste, has joined t...

Amazon shareholders to vote on revealing retailer’s plastic footprint

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Amazon is under pressure to reduce its plastic footprint, as shareholders prepare to vote on Wednesday on a resolution calling for it to disclose how much of its plastic packaging ends up in the environment. The resol...

Plastic debris on remote islands raises temperatures by 2.5C and threatens turtle populations

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Accumulated plastic debris on the beaches of two remote island groups increased local maximum temperatures by nearly 2.5C, new research has found. A study of Henderson Island in the South Pacific and the Cocos (Keelin...

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