Changes to the global treaty that are coming into effect in January 2021 will have significant impacts on U.S. exporters, according to Rolph Payet, executive secretary of the Basel Convention, the international treaty covering waste shipments between nations.
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SCIENTISTS TURN ‘TRASH TO TREASURE’ BY MAKING ULTRA-STRONG GRAPHENE FROM COAL, PLASTIC AND FOOD WASTE
Scientists have found a way of “turning trash to treasure” in less than a second thanks to a process that transforms carbon-based materials into graphene.
China is stepping up restrictions on the production, sale and use of single-use plastic products, according to the state planner, as it seeks to tackle one of the country’s biggest environmental problems.
For most of us, hearing the world plastic makes us think of single-use plastics like plastic bags or disposable plastic water bottles, but plastic covers a much wider variety of materials than that. Key points Plastics are versatile, flexible, durable and cheap These benefits become problems when we are trying to dispose of them Dealing […]
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 […]
The ocean remains one of the most expansive, mysterious and diverse places on Earth. Unfortunately, it is being threatened by pollution from people on land and from natural causes. Marine life is dying, and as a result the whole oceanic ecosystem is threatened simply by various sources of pollution. If we are to preserve ocean and its natural beauty, drastic […]