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Thailand recycle ghost nets into useful plastic items to fight coronavirus pandemic
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Thailand recycle ghost nets into useful plastic items to fight coronavirus pandemic

Net Free Seas has salvaged 15 tons of waste netting from sea waters in its first year of operation.

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Nestlé are named world's top plastic polluters for third year in a row
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Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Nestlé are named world's top plastic polluters for third year in a row

The top three plastic polluters India this year according to data received from 2018 - 2020 is Tamil Nadu Co-operative Milk Producers' Federation Ltd, Unilever and Britannia.

Babies that are bottle-fed consume 1.6 million pieces of microplastic every day: study
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Babies that are bottle-fed consume 1.6 million pieces of microplastic every day: study

Over a 21-day test period, the team found that the bottles released between 1.3 and 16.2 million plastic microparticles per litre.

Around the world, 14 million tonnes of microplastics litter the ocean floors: CSIRO report
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Around the world, 14 million tonnes of microplastics litter the ocean floors: CSIRO report

The report said that areas with more floating rubbish generally had more microplastic fragments on the seafloor.

World's insatiable appetite for plastic is driving oil producers' future growth: Carbon Tracker report
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World's insatiable appetite for plastic is driving oil producers' future growth: Carbon Tracker report

Plastic production has increased around four percent every year since 2000 and the industry expects that rate of growth to continue, driven mainly by emerging economies.

Tackling menstruation sustainably: How India's battle to provide environment-friendly sanitary pads is far from won
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Tackling menstruation sustainably: How India's battle to provide environment-friendly sanitary pads is far from won

Though the Suvidha Initiative, which Narendra Modi championed in his Independence Day Speech, helped improve access to affordable sanitary pads, the oxo-degradable pads do not meet environmental quality standards

The world dumped 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste last year and recycled only 17.4 percent
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The world dumped 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste last year and recycled only 17.4 percent

China was the biggest contributor to e-waste with 10.1 million tonnes, second was US with 6.9 million tonnes and India third with 3.2 million tonnes.

Where are the airborne plastics? Scientists find they are in the air we breath, the wind and the skies
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Where are the airborne plastics? Scientists find they are in the air we breath, the wind and the skies

Microplastics equivalent to123 million and 300 million plastic bottles rain down in America's western national parks and wilderness areas.

Wold Water Day: Will this solar-powered device be able to clean 1,000 rivers?
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Wold Water Day: Will this solar-powered device be able to clean 1,000 rivers?

In October, Dutch nonprofit The Ocean Cleanup (TOC) unveiled a solar-powered river-cleaning device called the Interceptor.

Worming our way out of plastic pollution might get easier with these creepy crawlies
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Worming our way out of plastic pollution might get easier with these creepy crawlies

The problem of the earth's plastic pollution is too large and complex to simply throw worms at.

Amazon, Flipkart need to have a system to collect plastic packaging: CPCB to NGT
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Amazon, Flipkart need to have a system to collect plastic packaging: CPCB to NGT

Aditya Dubey, 16-year-old boy, pleaded to the NGT to instruct the giants to stop excessive use of plastic packaging.

Jeff Bezos talks space, Blue Origin, and climate change at Amazon India event in New Delhi
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Jeff Bezos talks space, Blue Origin, and climate change at Amazon India event in New Delhi

He believes that climate change can be dealt with by people, all over the world, coming together taking 'collective action.'

Revisiting India's performance in managing its forest, water, plastic waste in 2019
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Revisiting India's performance in managing its forest, water, plastic waste in 2019

India's prime minister urged the nation to stop using single-use plastic but states and cities remained underprepared.

On singles day, waste from China's e-commerce delivery will quadruple from 2025 says green groups
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On singles day, waste from China's e-commerce delivery will quadruple from 2025 says green groups

Greenpeace estimates that the waste exceeds 250,000 tonnes even though there is no official figure.

Iconic Pacific bird sanctuary Midway Atoll littered with decomposing carcasses of seabirds with bellies full of plastic
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Iconic Pacific bird sanctuary Midway Atoll littered with decomposing carcasses of seabirds with bellies full of plastic

Flying into the uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Midway Atoll appears out of the vast blue Pacific as a tiny oasis of coral-fringed land with pristine white sand beaches that are teeming with life

Street artist Daku's question mark-shaped installation channels concerns over plastic at Hyderabad Design Week
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Street artist Daku's question mark-shaped installation channels concerns over plastic at Hyderabad Design Week

Daku has constructed an installation in the shape of a question mark with 3 lakh upcycled plastic bottles, emphasising the impact of single-use plastic. The installation uses solar-powered lights and will be lit through the night

Researchers develop new catalyst that turns carbon dioxide from cars into natural gas
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Researchers develop new catalyst that turns carbon dioxide from cars into natural gas

While not a cure, this advance could significantly reduce the near-term impact on global warming.

Researchers develop new material that captures carbon, converts it into organic material
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Researchers develop new material that captures carbon, converts it into organic material

The captured gas molecules could be made into polyurethane that used in clothing, domestic appliances and packaging.

Five things to know about the plastic consumption, waste and recycling in India
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Five things to know about the plastic consumption, waste and recycling in India

India's per capita plastic consumption is 11 kilogrammes as compared to 109 kilogrammes that the USA consumes.

Ocean Cleanup Ship catches first plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
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Ocean Cleanup Ship catches first plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Boyan Slat, the founder of The Ocean Cleanup, aims to clean half of the infamous patch within five years.