14 05, 2018

Wet wipes ‘to be eliminated in the UK’ in effort to save marine life, government says

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INDEPENDENT By Jane Dalton - May 7th, 2018 Household wet wipes will be banished in the UK as part of Michael Gove’s crackdown on plastic being thrown away and damaging ecosystems, the government has said. If they are outlawed, shoppers will no longer be able to buy the wipes, which are mostly made of polyester and contain [...]

14 05, 2018

The Philippines is planning a $14bn ‘pollution-free’ city that will be larger than Manhattan

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INDEPENDENT  By Leanna Garfield - May 11th, 2018 Manila, the hyper-dense capital of The Philippines, is known for its traffic jams. In a 2016 survey, navigation company Waze ranked Manila as having the "worst traffic on Earth." The city's reliance on cars also exacerbates its growing air-pollution problem. As a possible solution to Manila's smog and gridlock, [...]

14 05, 2018

‘Plogging’ eco craze arrives in Australia from Scandinavia and a Byron Bay run club is ‘loving it’

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ABC NEWS By Barbara Miller - May 12th, 2018 If you haven't yet heard of plogging, it won't take you long to wrap your head around it. The fitness craze involves picking up litter while jogging. Yes, that's the extent of it. If that sounds like a sped-up Clean Up Australia Day, well it kind [...]

14 05, 2018

A whopping 91% of plastic isn’t recycled

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC  By Laura Parker - July 19, 2017 MASS PRODUCTION OF plastics, which began just six decades ago, has accelerated so rapidly that it has created 8.3 billion metric tons—most of it in disposable products that end up as trash. If that seems like an incomprehensible quantity, it is. Even the scientists who set out [...]

10 05, 2018

Government unveils plans for business-backed plastics innovation hub

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BUSINESS GREEN 10 May, 2018 The UK government has confirmed plans to bring together businesses and research bodies from around the world to help tackle the scourge of marine plastic pollution. Ministers confirmed yesterday that it is already working with the governments of Canada, India, and a number of other Commonwealth countries to launch a [...]

10 05, 2018

WA scrambles to clean up its act as Chinese recycling bans take hold

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WA Today  10 May, 2018 - Emma Young The West Australian recycling industry is reeling from China’s announcements it will no longer take up to 81,000 tonnes of our state’s annual recycling waste as it moves to end its role as a rubbish bin for other countries. Nationally, the industry has signalled it is “in [...]

9 05, 2018

Great Pacific Garbage Patch plastic removal system could become ‘world’s biggest piece of marine debris’, critics say

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ABC NEWS SCIENCE 8th May, 2018 - Nick Kilvert In 2012, an 18-year-old Dutch entrepreneur told a TEDx audience he was designing a device to clean-up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Boyan Slat's idea sounded like a novel concept that would quickly succumb to the insurmountable logistical issues of cleaning up 1.6 million square kilometres of plastic [...]

9 05, 2018

How the MCG got ahead of the recycling game

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THE AGE 4th May, 2018 - Debbie Cuthbertson There are few things at the Melbourne Cricket Ground that don't get recycled. Even the hallowed turf gets a second life. A number of items that would otherwise go to landfill are instead turned into resources that either go back into the ground, as fertiliser or water, [...]

9 05, 2018

Plastic pollution: it’s not just bags at the checkout, what about the plastic clogging supermarket aisles?

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ABC NEWS 6th May, 2018 - Nicola Heath Last week I received a marketing email from a major supermarket offering me bonus loyalty points if I purchased a product from its new range for kids' lunchboxes: apple slices and carrot sticks, pre-cut and packaged in plastic. I did a double take. What sort of environmental [...]

9 05, 2018

Waste collection recycling crisis deepens as Cleanaway and councils locked in stand-off

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ABC NEWS 8th May, 2018 - Kathryn Diss Australia's largest waste collector Cleanaway says it could be forced to send some recyclables to landfill or stop collecting kerbside bins in three Perth metropolitan councils within a week if the local governments involved do not agree to higher fees. The country's waste collectors sell the vast [...]