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Asian countries take a stand against the rich world’s plastic waste

Asian countries take a stand against the rich world’s plastic waste

Wed Jun 26th, 2019 5:30pm NATION/WORLD MANILA, Philippines — When the MV Bavaria cargo ship chugged out of a Philippine port one morning last month carrying 69 containers of rotted Canadian garbage, it didn’t just end a messy diplomatic spat between the two countries. It also signaled a sea change in the global recycling system. After […]

Mapping the Flow of the World’s Plastic Waste

Mapping the Flow of the World’s Plastic Waste

The first plastic material, Bakelite, was invented in 1907. It made its way into everything you can imagine: telephones, chess pieces, Chanel jewelry, and electric guitars. But it was in 1950 that our thirst for plastic truly began. In just 65 years, plastic production soared almost 200 times, resulting in about 6,300 million metric tons of waste […]

 
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