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Japan, a big plastic user, fights waste ahead of the G20 summit
Japan has a plastic problem. In a country where cleanliness and neat packaging have long been considered good service, almost everything, from single bananas to individual pieces of vegetables, pastries, pens and cosmetics is sold plastic-wrapped.
Among world's worst polluters, ASEAN vows to tackle ocean waste
With Southeast Asia awash in rubbish, from plastic-choked whales to trash-clogged canals, leaders are planning to push through a deal to fight maritime debris at a regional meeting this weekend.
Mismanaged waste 'kills up to a million people a year globally'
Mismanaged waste is causing hundreds of thousands of people to die each year in the developing world from easily preventable causes, and plastic waste is adding a new and dangerous dimension to the problem, a report has found.
Trump to lawmakers: Don't waste your time, deal needs wall
With little time remaining to craft a deal over funding security operations on the US-Mexico border, a bipartisan group of lawmakers was to meet in a public work-session on Wednesday even as President Donald Trump maintained a hard line on constructing a massive wall.
War on waste: Balloons, Christmas crackers, toothbrushes on environment hit list
The WA Labor Government wants West Australians to stop buying balloons, Christmas crackers and party poppers.
NHS waste scandal firm has been 'vilified', boss says
The boss of the firm at the center of the NHS clinical waste scandal has hit back against claims of mismanagement.
Plastic waste set to beat price as UK shoppers' top concern
The number one issue for British shoppers in the next decade will be to reduce packaging and use more recyclable materials, according to new research.
Ethiopia opens plant to turn waste into energy
Ethiopia inaugurated a power plant which converts waste into energy, next to a filthy open-air dump in Addis Ababa where a landslide last year killed more than 110 people.
Cutlery you can eat
Plastic cutlery is a major contributor to the growing plastic waste crisis. An estimated 40 billion plastic utensils are used and thrown away each year in the United States alone.
Researchers race to make bioplastics from straw and food waste
New bioplastics are being made in laboratories from straw, wood chips and food waste, with researchers aiming to replace oil as the source of the world’s plastic.
Parliament to review key bill on waste recycling soon
A bill on exempting Iran's recycling industry from tax in a bid to support waste management services will be reviewed at the Parliament in the near future, the head of Iran Recycling Federation said.
Leader: US has wasted trillions of dollars in Middle East but gained nothing
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said that the United States has wasted trillions of dollars in its pursuit of certain policies in the Middle East but has achieved nothing, as openly acknowledged by US President Donald Trump.
Iran wasting staggering amount of water every year
A staggering 700 million cubic meters of water are wasted in Iran annually, said the deputy head of Iran's National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company.
Plastic-free events show how sport can cut out ‘huge amounts of waste’
Large scale sporting events often become miniature ecological disasters due to the huge amounts of single-use plastic waste left scattered in Britain’s parkland, roads and lakes each time such an event is held.

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