Plastic Pollution

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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.

Many human organs are vulnerable to microplastics in the environment, new study demonstrates
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Many human organs are vulnerable to microplastics in the environment, new study demonstrates

The researchers highlight that there is still much than needs to be studied around how plastic impacts humans.

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.

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.

6 ways to reduce the number of microplastics that enter your body daily
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6 ways to reduce the number of microplastics that enter your body daily

The average person ingests at least 50,000 particles of microplastic a year, a recent study has suggested.

Exposure to microplastics can effect the growth of marine life, esp in coastal areas
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Exposure to microplastics can effect the growth of marine life, esp in coastal areas

The ingestion of microplastics or particles of plastic smaller than five millimetres impedes the normal growth of fish larvae

Plastic crisis management needs consumer participation, but companies must take ultimate responsibility
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Plastic crisis management needs consumer participation, but companies must take ultimate responsibility

Manufacturers of consumer products obviously play a major role in the growing plastic problem. This is reflected in the Australian Packaging Covenant, an agreement between government and industry.

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.

Microplastics in soil are stunting growth of earthworms, key players in healthy soil and ecosystems
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Microplastics in soil are stunting growth of earthworms, key players in healthy soil and ecosystems

While researchers have association this weight loss with microplastics, they're yet to understand the specific reasons for it.

Removing mini-shampoos from hotel rooms won't save the environment
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Removing mini-shampoos from hotel rooms won't save the environment

By stopping the use of single-use toiletries, IGH saves upto US$11 million annually, in their 5,600 hotels.

Mumbai rains: Environmentalists say flooding will persist as long as ill-planned construction, plastic pollution continue
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Mumbai rains: Environmentalists say flooding will persist as long as ill-planned construction, plastic pollution continue

Constructions on flood plains, concretisation and plastic pollution are causes behind the repeated flooding in Mumbai, say activists.

Air India to stop using single-use plastic in flights, in two stages, from 2 October
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Air India to stop using single-use plastic in flights, in two stages, from 2 October

The first phase will include Air India Express and Alliance Air flights, second phase will include Air India flights.

Marriott hotels ditches single-use plastic toiletry bottles in bid to reduce environment impact
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Marriott hotels ditches single-use plastic toiletry bottles in bid to reduce environment impact

The move is expected to prevent about 500 million bottles from going to landfills, reducing 30 percent of annual usage.

India to outlaw six categories of single-use plastic products on 2 October
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India to outlaw six categories of single-use plastic products on 2 October

Penalties for violations will likely take effect after an initial 6-month period for people to adopt alternatives.

PepsiCo to start distribution of Aquafina water in aluminum cans from 2020
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PepsiCo to start distribution of Aquafina water in aluminum cans from 2020

PepsiCo aims to make aims packaging either 100% recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025.

Plastic 'floating island' resort provides greener solution to ocean pollution
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Plastic 'floating island' resort provides greener solution to ocean pollution

The island charges 15,000 CFA francs per person per day, includes a meal, the ferry, and 60,000 CFA francs for a night.

Microplastics in drinking water is not yet dangerous for human beings says WHO
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Microplastics in drinking water is not yet dangerous for human beings says WHO

However, it has called for more research into the potential future risk of bottled and tap water.

British supermarkets are going nude by striping plastic off the food in their shelves
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British supermarkets are going nude by striping plastic off the food in their shelves

The 10 largest grocery chains produce 810,000 tonnes of single-use plastic every year, excluding bags.

Barbecued plastic forms pebbles and is taking over the beaches in the UK
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Barbecued plastic forms pebbles and is taking over the beaches in the UK

Chemical additives that are used in the plastic that forms the rocks are leaking lead into the ocean.

Thailand's famous female dugong baby dies from shock after eating plastic
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Thailand's famous female dugong baby dies from shock after eating plastic

The dugong is a marine mammal similar to the American manatee, they can grow to about 3.4 meters in length.