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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.

Spooked by Narendra Modi's plastics ban, corporate India seeks clarity, exemptions
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Spooked by Narendra Modi's plastics ban, corporate India seeks clarity, exemptions

Companies in India will seek exemptions from the government’s planned ban on certain plastic items, fearing the move will disrupt supply chains and raise costs ahead of a festive season, according to sources and an industry document seen by Reuters

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.

Amazon India plans to replace single-use plastic in its packaging by June 2020
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Amazon India plans to replace single-use plastic in its packaging by June 2020

Amazon India will roll out paper packing material across the country by the end of 2019

Amazon India aims to eliminate single-use plastic packaging by June 2020
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Amazon India aims to eliminate single-use plastic packaging by June 2020

E-commerce giant Amazon India on Wednesday said it aims to eliminate single-use plastic from its packaging by June 2020 as part of its sustainability efforts in the country

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.

Pope Francis encourages people to chose simple lifestyles to stop climate change
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Pope Francis encourages people to chose simple lifestyles to stop climate change

The pontiff slammed pollution, use of fossil fuels, intensive agriculture and razing forests to the ground.

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.