plastic pollution

warren entsch went to see the re-elected scott morrison to ask for a role in reducing plastic waste and says the pm ‘loved the idea’

Warren Entsch declares war on plastic in new Great Barrier Reef envoy role

Entsch told Guardian Australia he was inspired by the 10-year-old campaigner Molly Steer – who convinced Cairns to phase out single-use plastics – comparing her example favourably with activists who he accused of “frightening the living Jesus out of kids” to recruit school students to climate strikes.

plastic pollution of the oceans is a major concern but the effect of plastic on climate change has not so far been in the spotlight

Single-use plastics a serious climate change hazard, study warns

Plastic production is expanding worldwide, fuelled in part by the fracking boom in the US. The report says plastic contributes to greenhouse gas emissions at every stage of its lifecycle, from its production to its refining and the way it is managed as a waste product.

extinction rebellion activists at the international maritime organization in london as delegates arrive

UN agency meets to tackle pollution and emissions by ships

This week is the 74th meeting of the marine environmental protection committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and it represents one of the best hopes of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from a large and growing sector.

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Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth’s natural life

Human society is in jeopardy from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life-support systems, the world’s leading scientists have warned, as they announced the results of the most thorough planetary health check ever undertaken.

donald trump: described by the executive director of the sierra club as ‘the worst president for the environment our nation

Trump issues Earth Day message without mentioning climate change

Donald Trump issued on Monday an Earth Day proclamation that omitted any mention of climate change or the cavalcade of environmental threats posed by deforestation, species loss and plastic pollution. The president chose instead to praise the benefits of a “strong market economy”.

nearly a third of people in pakistan live below the poverty line and rubbish is one of their greatest challenges

UK government backs campaign for recycling bases in Pakistan

Scheme will match donations to NGO up to £2m to help reduce ocean plastic pollution — A UK government-backed campaign to build recycling bases in Pakistan could raise millions of pounds to help reduce ocean and river plastic pollution. The British NGO Tearfund is working in the country to improve the collection and disposal of …

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a container of household waste imported from britain that was improperly labelled as recyclable plastic

Plastic waste: UK should not pass buck to world’s poorest, say MPs

UK must deal with plastic waste on its own soil, says group calling for export ban — A cross-party group of MPs is calling for a ban on the export of plastic waste over concerns the UK is passing the buck to the world’s poorest people to clean up its rubbish. MPs have tabled an …

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