Europe-wide Strategy on Plastics!

The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics, adopted today, is a part of the transition towards a more circular economy. It will protect the environment from plastic pollution whilst fostering growth and innovation, turning a challenge into a positive agenda for the Future of Europe. There is a strong business case for transforming the way […]

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Bahamas Bans the Plastic Bag!

Score one for the environment. A report by MARISA SPYKER for Coastal Living. If you’re planning on visiting the Bahamas in the future, you might want to pack an extra tote. After meeting with the youth delegation of the Bahamas Plastic Movement, the country’s Minister of Environment and Housing has announced a plan to completely ban the use of […]

via This Caribbean Nation Just Made a Move To Ban Plastic Bags — Repeating Islands

MICROPLASTICS-This is an emergency! SHOCKING!

Whales, some sharks and other marine species such as rays are increasingly at risk from microplastics in the oceans, a new study suggests. Species such as baleen whales and basking sharks, which feed through filtering seawater for plankton, are ingesting the tiny particles of indigestible plastic which now appear to permeate oceans throughout the world. […]

via Effects of microplastics in Ocean — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

SINGLE USE PLASTICS!

Brussels targets single-use plastics in an urgent clean-up scheme that aims to make all packaging reusable or recyclable by 2030 Plastics EU declares war on plastic garbage Brussels targets single-use plastics in an urgent clean-up scheme that aims to make all packaging reusable or recyclable by 2030 Daniel Boffey in Brussels Share on Facebook Share […]

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Tanker Collides with Ship in East China Sea!

BEIJING- A Chinese official says the explosion and sinking of an Iranian oil tanker in the East China Sea was without precedent, generating enormous difficulties for rescue and recovery efforts. Transport ministry official Zhi Guanglu on Friday said the sink of the Sanchi after a Jan. 6 collision with a grain freighter was a first […]

via China calls deadly tanker collision ‘unprecedented’ — ViralNews.blog

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Montreal bans plastic bags…

GREAT NEWS! The City of Montreal , Canada has BANNED PLASTIC BAGS, except for small clear bags used for wrapping meat, etc.

This is Canada’s second largest city, and this action makes an important statement for all cities in the world to take note of…

If a few thousand more cities do this we might start getting somewhere in the war against plastic garbage!

OCEAN ACIDIFICATION!

On Tuesday 17 October 2017, after three days of fruitful discussions, the conclusions of the 4th international workshop on ocean acidification were presented, in the presence, notably, of H. S. H. the Sovereign Prince. The policy recommendations and scientific and technical views identified during the workshop were presented at this event. This year, the workshop focused on the […]

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