Throughout the Covid-19 outbreak, increased need for PPE (personal protective equipment) and use of disposable utensils at restaurants have contributed towards a rise in plastic waste.
Baby bottles made with polypropylene can release up to 16 million microplastics, and trillions of even smaller nanoplastics, per litre, the study found.
Dismayed by the plastic waste strewn over their home island of Bali, sisters Melati and Isabel Wijsen have channelled Ted Talks and international conferences in raising global awareness through a youth-led movement to try to eliminate the scourge.
Mexico’s capital, one of the world’s largest cities, has imposed a ban on single-use containers, forks, straws and other ubiquitous items, after more than a year of preparation.
The mobile shop was created to bring "packaging-free" shopping to people's doors, tapping into a growing demand for deliveries during the stay-at-home restrictions.
The world celebrated World Oceans Day on 8 June 2021. The purpose of the Day was to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean, and mobilise and unite the world’s population on a
The world's sea floor is littered with an estimated 14 million tonnes of microplastics, broken down from the masses of rubbish entering the oceans every year, according to Australia's national science agency.
Largely to blame is the coronavirus and the response to ward it off — the masks, gloves and other plastic-based items, many of which are now ending up in our oceans — already strewn with the slow-to-degrade detritus of a constantly growing industry. Masks, visors, gloves or screens ... all are crucial accessories to keep COVID-19 at bay.
The outdoor exhibition in the town of Gresik in East Java took three months to assemble and is made up of more than 10,000 plastic waste items.