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Forty-year-old plastic bags found in Australia as turtles choke
Plastic bags at least 40 years old have been found in mangroves near the Brisbane River in Australia as conservationists use the looming election to press Australia’s politicians to immediately ban single-use plastics.
Concerns leftover plastic bags could be sent to the landfill after bag ban
The countdown is on bags in News Zealand for businesses to wave goodbye to plastic, but some say the country's leftover bags could all be sent to landfill — there's no other use for them.
Dead whale washed up in the Philippines had 40kg of plastic bags in its stomach
A young whale that washed up in the Philippines died from ‘gastric shock; after ingesting 40kg of plastic bags.
Plastic chemicals discovered inside bird eggs from remote Arctic
Chemicals from plastics have been found inside the eggs of seabirds living in remote Arctic colonies, in the latest sign of pollution contaminating the furthest reaches of the planet.
Ocean plastic is being ‘glued together’ into deadly clumps by bacteria
Plastic pollution could become an even deadlier threat to ocean animals — as bacteria are ‘gluing together’ tiny pieces of plastic into clumps in the ocean.
Founders of plastic waste alliance ‘investing billions in new plants’
The founding companies behind a self-styled alliance to end plastic waste are among the world’s biggest investors in new plastic productions plants, according to a European NGO.
Industry heavyweights back scheme to help end plastic waste in environment
Heavyweights from global plastic and consumer goods companies have launched a new organization to work on solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment.
Vietnam encourages plastic waste recycling
In the last 10 years, despite witnessing a 15 percent to 20 percent growth annually, the Vietnamese plastic industry has imported up to 80 percent material for manufacturing.
Iraq’s ancient pottery struggles to outlive modern plastic
Adel Al-Kawwaz expertly spins the potter’s wheel, shaping the wet clay into a smooth jug. His family is famous for this millennia-old Iraqi craft, but Kawwaz is struggling to keep it alive.
Plastic chemicals changing marine animals' behavior
Chemicals from plastics can change the behavior of marine creatures and leave them vulnerable to attack, according to a new study.
UK Plastic recycling industry's problems costing councils up to £500,000 a year
Major problems in the plastic recycling industry are costing local councils in England up to £500,000 extra a year, as they struggle to deal with the continuing fallout from import bans imposed by countries who are no longer able to take the UK’s waste, reported.
Plastic bottle washes up looking 'almost new' after nearly 50 years
A plastic washing-up bottle that is at least 47 years old has been found washed up on a beach in the UK with its lettering and messaging still clear, prompting warnings about the enduring problem of plastic waste.
All the plastic you can and cannot recycle
Most people are trying their best to recycle plastic — but the many different ways in which recycling is collected by different councils across the UK has left people confused.
California to limit use of plastic straws in restaurants
California restaurants will soon stop providing plastic straws unless customers explicitly ask for them, under a new law signed on Thursday by the state's environment-friendly governor.

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