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In India pupils pay for education not money but plastic

In the Indian state, Assam, has been working for three years a school that, instead of money, takes plastic for recycling.

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An Australian island is littered with 414 million pieces of plastic debris

Researchers found on tropical beaches more than 230 tonnes of plastic, with almost a million shoes and 370,000 toothbrushes.

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Tanzania implemented a ban on plastic bags

From now on tourists visiting Tanzania are being urged to remove plastic bags from their luggage after the country implemented a ban in order to tackle pollution and protect the environment.

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In USA people consume 70,000 particles of microplastics per year

In the 1940s began the mass production of plastics. Since then the versatile polymers have spread rapidly across the globe. It goes without saying that plastics have made life easier in many ways, but disposing of the materials is a growing problem. Researchers in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology declared that the average USA citizen consumes more than 70,000 particles of microplastics per year, though the health effects of that consumption stay still unclear.

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Canada and Philippines resolved their ecological diplomatic scandal

Canada is going to take back tonnes of waste shipped to the Philippines, what caused a diplomatic scandal.

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All in plastic

This weeks shocking news reminded us how deep we are all in plastic.  Alongside with the usual plastic present in peoples everyday life, plastic occurs to be in places you’ll never think of. A plastic bag was found at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, where scientists were looking for representatives of animal world, not human’s.  This reminds us that plastic pollution problem becomes rampant. How all the planet came to this environmental catastrophe and how to deal with it?!

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Biodegradable plastic bags are not so bio as they should

A new study of the University of Plymouth states that biodegradable plastic bags are still capable to carry full loads of shopping after being exposed in the natural environment for three years.

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Europe’s non-plastic path

More than fifty years ago Neil Armstrong made fundamental and outstanding discovery and resumed it it one famous quote: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”. The similar responds to european endevour on the path to clean and green future. Step by step Europe approaches itself to more nature and organic living.

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The EU bans plastics

Today the EU signed off on a plan that will prohibit single-use plastics throughout participating countries by the year 2021. The law targets specific plastics while forcing companies to pay for any pollution their products may cause.

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New Scotland factory to turn plastic ocean wastes to roads

A factory that turns waste plastic into material for laying and resurfacing roads is officially opening a factory in southern Scotland, in Lockerbie.

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