One man is helping to turn the plastic waste found off Britain’s coast into something to help clear up more pollutants.
Wednesday evening saw the launch of the #BeatPlasticPollution song, ideated by Asif Bhamla, composed by Shaan with lyrics by Swanand Kirkire, vocals by Shaan, Kanika Kapoor, Armaan Malik, Shankar Mahadevan, Shreya Ghoshal, Ayushmaan Khurana, Sonu Nigam among others and choreographed by Shiamak Davar. Besides Asif Bhamla, Meraj Husain, Saher Bhamla, Arbaaz Khan, Dia Mirza, Sanjay […]
Not enough is known about the long-term effects of plastics pollution, but what we do know looks bad. For starters, there is an immense amount of it. Some 322 million tons of plastic, which amounted to more than 900 Empire State Buildings in mass, was produced in 2015, according to the United Nations Environment Programme. […]
MUMBAI: The BMC’s ambitious plans to collect plastic seem to have gone kaput as citizens have filled the civic bodies with all sorts of garbage. Following the state’s ban on plastic, the BMC, earlier this month, brought in huge collection bins and placed them at 25 locations near big market areas so that citizens could […]
Researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research took core samples from across the Arctic and found up to 12,000 pieces of microplastic particles per liter of sea ice–as many as three times higher than levels in previous studies. They found fragments of packaging, paints, nylon, polyester and the cellulose […]
More than 40 companies have signed up to a pact to cut plastic pollution over the next seven years. The firms, which include Coca-Cola and Asda, have promised to honour a number of pledges such as eliminating single-use packaging through better design. They have joined the government, trade associations and campaigners to form the UK […]
As Smithsonian.com reported at the time, the new bacteria could break down PET into much smaller compounds. The discovery was a promising step toward a solution to the world’s mounting plastic problem. Now, scientists at the University of Portsmouth in the U.K. and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory have made a […]
McDonald’s will begin to replace plastic straws with paper straws in all U.K. locations starting in May. Activists say turning down straws is the best way for consumers to use less plastic. Plastic manufacturers are struggling to find eco-friendly alternatives. An environmental turning point is lurking in your drink. That’s the argument championed by activists […]