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Here are the companies that are the world’s top plastic polluters

“Real solutions must change systems and power structures.” Welcome To The Resistance… You will start receiving NationofChange to your inbox shortly. Coca-Cola, Nestlé, and PepsiCo are the world’s top polluters, says a new report from environmental coalition Break Free From Plastic. Thousands of volunteers from all over the world took part in a massive global […]

Heartbreaking Images That Show the Impact of Plastic on Animals in the Oceans

Heartbreaking Images That Show the Impact of Plastic on Animals in the Oceans

Heartbreaking Images That Show the Impact of Plastic on Animals in the Oceans By Aristos Georgiou On 9/18/19 at 7:01 AM EDT Every year, humanity produces around 300 million tons of plastic, with about eight million tons of the material entering the world's oceans—according to the United Nations Environmental Program. This flow of debris severely […]

Waste Management Casella halt plastic scrap exports

Waste Management Casella halt plastic scrap exports

US waste management companies support environmental groups' requests to stop exporting plastic scrap. Waste Management, Houston, and Casella Waste Systems, Rutland, Vermont, along with several smaller companies, have stated they are no longer exporting plastic scrap outside of North America. Since June 2019, Greenpeace, The Last Beach Cleanup and Plastic Pollution Coalition have communicated with more […]

When The Mermaids Cry – THE CONSENSUS

When The Mermaids Cry – THE CONSENSUS

THE CONSENSUS Undeniably a culture of behavioural changes, now in its infancy, need to further blossom and be implemented/prompted at all levels: individual, associative, governmental, legislative, industrial, technological, educational, philosophical, national, and international. It simply starts with individual choices. That is the enormous task, yet the enormous power as well because it resides within each […]

WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY: THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE – INTRODUCTION

WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY: THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE – INTRODUCTION

By Claire Le Guern Last updated in March 2018. INTRODUCTION The world population is living, working, vacationing, increasingly conglomerating along the coasts, and standing on the front row of the greatest, most unprecedented, plastic waste tide ever faced. Washed out on our coasts in obvious and clearly visible form, the plastic pollution spectacle blatantly unveiling […]

Is your phone or laptop destined to become a ‘technofossil’?

Is your phone or laptop destined to become a ‘technofossil’?

Forty-four million tonnes of e-waste was generated last year. Activists want big tech to start dealing with the problem. by Sanjana Varghese 27 Aug 2019   Because worldwide annual e-waste is worth $62.5bn – more than the gross domestic product of many countries – environmental advocates are encouraging reclamation efforts like this mobile-phone recycling workshop […]

Foreign Trash ‘Like Treasure’ in Indonesia’s Plastics Village

Foreign Trash ‘Like Treasure’ in Indonesia’s Plastics Village

BANGUN, Indonesia (AFP) — His weathered face breaks out in a big grin as Keman explains how sifting through rubbish paid for his children’s education, one of many in his Indonesian hometown basking in a waste-picking boom. Governments around the world are grappling with how to tackle the scourge of single-use plastic, but for the […]

Using Plastic Waste for 3D Printer Filament is Cheaper Than Recycling It

Using Plastic Waste for 3D Printer Filament is Cheaper Than Recycling It

One of today’s biggest environmental problems is the high amount of environmental problems. Although Western countries are gradually taking action with successful recycle programs, Third World countries still have a very high amount of polluting litter lying on the streets. On the other hand there’s 3D printing, where plastic is needed for filament to make […]

US: Stop being stupid, help save the planet

US: Stop being stupid, help save the planet

Scott Deshefy Plastic bags and packaging were introduced in the 1950s. Transparent cellophane wrappers enabled shoppers to rummage through pre-cut portions of food, less appealing sides down and hidden by grocers, who adulterated others with waxes and dyes. When it came to durables, plastic packaging posed obstacles to light-fingered customers and gave illusions of grandeur […]

The Tameside riverbed with the worst plastic pollution in the WORLD

The Tameside riverbed with the worst plastic pollution in the WORLD

One section of the River Tame was found to have 517,000 plastic particles per square metre of sediment – double the previous record for any waterway or ocean in the world A riverbed in Denton has the world’s highest recorded level of plastic pollution. High levels were also found across Greater Manchester – in the […]

 
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