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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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Heavy rains and blocked drains: Nairobi’s recipe for floods

The authorities have bulldozed 2,000 buildings in a bid to prevent flooding, but garbage-choked rivers still overflow each rainy season, putting citizens at risk — Dirty flood waters, impassable roads and submerged slums have become the norm every time it rains in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. In August, the authorities took drastic action, bulldozing around …

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‘Sad surprise’: Amazon fish contaminated by plastic particles

Scientists in Brazil find first evidence of plastic pollution in Amazon basin freshwater fish — Scientists have found the first evidence of plastic contamination in freshwater fish in the Amazon, highlighting the extent to which bags, bottles and other waste dumped in rivers is affecting the world’s wildlife. Tests on the stomach contents of fish …

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Sydney waste-power incinerator blocked over air quality fears

Planning commission finds ‘uncertainty’ around the massive project’s emissions — A plan for a massive waste-to-energy incinerator in western Sydney has been blocked, after the New South Wales Independent Planning Commission ruled there was “uncertainty” over human health and environmental impacts. The plant – the largest planned in the southern hemisphere – would have burned …

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No more plastic bags in San Carlos City

If they can do it, other cities surely can, too — (NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Philippines) Welcome to San Carlos City where plastic bags are no longer welcome. In the city’s public market, bundles of colorful sando bags have been replaced by bunched leaves, old newspaper, and reusable net bags. Even in the wet section of the …

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