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Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution

UOW researcher calls for global agreement on plastics

International consensus needed to address escalating plastic pollution issue A University of Wollongong (UOW) researcher is part of an international team who have called for a global agreement to address the growing scourge of plastic pollution. Dr Karen Raubenheimer, from UOW’s Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources (ANCORS), is the…
bubmag
August 23, 2021
Plastic Pollution

Plastic creates ‘evolutionary trap’ for young sea turtles

An olive ridley sea turtle, a species of the sea turtle superfamily. Credit: Thierry Caro/Wikipedia Plastic pollution creates an "evolutionary trap" for young sea turtles, new research shows. The study, led by the University of Exeter, found plastic inside small juvenile turtles along both the east (Pacific) and west (Indian…
bubmag
August 2, 2021
Plastic Pollution

Riverrecycle partners with Clean Planet Energy in Southeast Asia to turn thousands of tonnes of waste-plastics from the environment into ultra-clean energy.

Riverrecycle and Clean Planet Energy have today announced that they have entered into a partnership agreement in a bid to support global efforts of removing non-recyclable plastics from rivers and the environment in Southeast Asia, and then re-purposing the waste as new ultra-clean fuels. The focus of the partnership begins…
bubmag
July 29, 2021
Plastic Pollution

Govt mulls single-use plastic tableware ban from 2025

Single-use plastic tableware, such as straws, cutlery and plates, could be phased out in Hong Kong from 2025 under a government's plan aimed at reducing pollution. A green group welcomed the plan outlined by environment officials on Friday, saying people needs to change their habits. Officials say around 200 tonnes…
bubmag
July 9, 2021