Posts Tagged ‘Plastic’

Worldwide, just twenty firms produce 55% of world’s plastic waste

Monday, May 24th, 2021
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Twenty companies are responsible for producing more than half of all the single-use plastic waste in the world, fuelling the climate crisis and creating an environmental catastrophe, new research reveals. Among the global businesses responsible for 55% of the world’s plastic packaging waste are both state-owned and multinational corporations, including oil and gas giants and Read more

Plastic ban could actually harm the environment

Monday, July 8th, 2019
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced his government will seek to ban many single-use plastic starting in 2021. Although the final list of banned items is still undetermined, it will likely include plastic bags, takeaway containers, cutlery and straws. To further justify the ban, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna cited images of marine wildlife being injured Read more

Our plastic pollution crisis is too big for recycling to fix

Thursday, June 14th, 2018
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Every minute, every single day, the equivalent of a truckload of plastic enters our oceans. In the name of profit and convenience, corporations are literally choking our planet with a substance that does not just “go away” when we toss it into a bin. Since the 1950s, some 8.3bn tons of plastic have been produced Read more

Cassocks made from recycled from bottles

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

The Church of England has joined the war on plastic as vicars buy cassocks made from recycled bottles. A clerical clothing manufacturer has launched the first-ever plastic cassock in a bid to make priestly clothing more eco-friendly. Read more Related Posts:Auckland 9-year-old on a mission to get compost bins in…Rising prices for petrol, clothing, housing Read more