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Zimbabwe Focused on the Requirement to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

Zimbabwe Focused on the Requirement to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

August 12th 2022
According to EMA, the non-biodegradable nature of the bags makes it a threat to the environment.
Funding Boost to Support Solutions to Reduce Plastic Waste

Funding Boost to Support Solutions to Reduce Plastic Waste

The projects will be shortlisted for funding based on their ability to reduce the use of new plastic or increase the use of post-consumer recycled plastic.
Only Half of Total Plastic Waste Gets Recycled in India

Only Half of Total Plastic Waste Gets Recycled in India

The country had recently imposed country-wide ban on single-use plastic items with effect from 1st July, 2022.
Single-Use Plastic Bag Consumption Witnessed Notable Decline in Turkey

Single-Use Plastic Bag Consumption Witnessed Notable Decline in Turkey

According to government statistics, Turkey used to produce approximately 35 billion pieces of single-use plastic bags per year, before 2019.
New Study: Plastic Pollution Poses Major Threat to Island Country Beaches

New Study: Plastic Pollution Poses Major Threat to Island Country Beaches

The data collected from around 20 beaches indicate that a total of 42,499 marine litter items were collected.
City, County to Implement Tax on Single-Use Plastic Bags

City, County to Implement Tax on Single-Use Plastic Bags

The City officials and community members expressed the hope that the tax would lead to drastic reduction in pollution caused by single-use plastics.
Nigeria Warns Against Rising Illegal E-Waste Imports

Nigeria Warns Against Rising Illegal E-Waste Imports

A major component of illegal e-waste shipment into the country is cathode ray tube (CRT) screen, comprising of devices such as televisions and monitors.
Itero Technologies to Convert Plastic Waste Into High-Value Products

Itero Technologies to Convert Plastic Waste Into High-Value Products

The proposed plant will employ proprietary pyrolysis process developed by Itero to convert plastic waste into high-value chemical products.
Evergreen Completed Ohio Recycled PET Facility Expansion

Evergreen Completed Ohio Recycled PET Facility Expansion

The expansion project by Evergreen will help in creating a strong local market for recycled plastics and reduce use of new plastic.
After Shopping Bag Ban, New Jersey Is Not Done Yet with Laws Targeting Plastics

After Shopping Bag Ban, New Jersey Is Not Done Yet with Laws Targeting Plastics

Collier County’s residential collection program recycles glass, metal cans, plastic bottles, paper and cardboard.
DS Smith Eliminated 313 Million Pieces of Problem Plastics

DS Smith Eliminated 313 Million Pieces of Problem Plastics

DS Smith had collaborated with customers and designers to launch thousands of new innovations in replacement of plastics.
Blockchain-ing the Plastic Pollution Problem

Blockchain-ing the Plastic Pollution Problem

The chemical company spearheaded an initiative to innovate new technologies and collection systems with its partner in recycling products that are commonly unsuitable for recycling, like polystyrene.
Global Recycled Plastics Market to Exceed $30.2 Billion by 2026

Global Recycled Plastics Market to Exceed $30.2 Billion by 2026

The packaging industry will account for over 60% of the market share of the global recycled plastics market during the forecast period, mainly driven by the rising appeal for sustainable packaging and the circular economy model.
Cleanup on Remote Southeast Alaska Island Aids Research into Marine Trash and Microplastics

Cleanup on Remote Southeast Alaska Island Aids Research into Marine Trash and Microplastics

Things like algae, barnacles and the like can offer clues about the origin of the marine debris that washes ashore.

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