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Is plastic the new fur? – BBC

‘We’ve all been there. You’re going through the checkout at the supermarket, and you need to ask for 5p bags. The shop assistant rings them through silently, and it feels like everyone queuing behind you is giving you ‘plastic shaming’ looks. But it hasn’t always been this

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Plastic, not fantastic: Why our oceans need you, me and everyone in between – Fin24

‘I get asked frequently, why do you care so much about the oceans?  What does your job in technology have to do with ocean health? Quite a lot, it turns out. A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. This magnificent body of water flows over

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Joburg will make household recycling compulsory from 1 July – Business Tech

‘​In an effort to cut down on pollution and safeguard the environment, the City of Johannesburg will roll out a phased approach to make ‘separation at source‘ mandatory for households from 1 July.’ To read the full article, click here.

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UN calls bans ‘effective strategies’ to reduce plastic litter – Plastic News

‘A new report from the United Nations environmental agency says bans and taxes on single-use disposable plastics can be an effective strategy for combating plastic litter. The report also highlights benefits of polymer materials and says there is a need for cooperation with businesses.’ To read the full

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Plastic bags jam stomach of dead pilot whale in Thailand – Reuters

‘BANGKOK (Reuters) – Some 80 pieces of plastic rubbish weighing eight kg (17 lb) were found in the stomach of a whale that died in Thailand after a five-day effort to save it, a marine official said on Sunday. The pilot whale was discovered on Monday in a

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