#Plastic Waste

  • Article: Bangladeshi Scientist Invents Biodegradable Single-Use Bag Made From Jute
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    Bangladeshi Scientist Invents Biodegradable Single-Use Bag Made From Jute

    July 23, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    The bags break down after being buried in soil for three months and can be recycled. Read more

  • Article: This 22-Year-Old Is Running From NYC to LA to Raise Awareness About Ocean Plastic
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    This 22-Year-Old Is Running From NYC to LA to Raise Awareness About Ocean Plastic

    By Sushmita Roy|July 15, 2019

    Sam Bencheghib plans to run 20 miles a day, six days a week, for six months. Read more

  • Article: 99.3% of Glastonbury's Tents Taken Home Again in Fight Against Plastic Pollution
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    99.3% of Glastonbury's Tents Taken Home Again in Fight Against Plastic Pollution

    By Imogen Calderwood|July 3, 2019

    The average plastic tent is equivalent to about 8,750 straws. Read more

  • Article: Britain's Music Festivals Are Tackling Everything From Plastic Waste to Low-Carbon Transport
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    Britain's Music Festivals Are Tackling Everything From Plastic Waste to Low-Carbon Transport

    June 28, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Hey Glastonbury-goers, have you noticed that plastic bottles are banned? Read more

  • Article: This House in Canada Is Made of 600,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles
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    This House in Canada Is Made of 600,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles

    By Sushmita Roy|June 26, 2019

    The project could help save the planet and create homes at the same time. Read more

  • Article: Plastic Bags Are Now Illegal in Northern Pakistan
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    Plastic Bags Are Now Illegal in Northern Pakistan

    June 26, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    The government has started delivering cloth bags as alternatives. Read more

  • Article: Costa Rica Has Banned Styrofoam — A Major Win for the Environment
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    Costa Rica Has Banned Styrofoam — A Major Win for the Environment

    By Erica SanchezSushmita Roy  and  Pia Gralki|June 19, 2019

    Fines for using styrofoam range from about $760 to $7,600. Read more

  • Article: Hundreds of Divers Just Set the World Record for Largest Underwater Cleanup
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    Hundreds of Divers Just Set the World Record for Largest Underwater Cleanup

    By Gabrielle Deonath|June 17, 2019

    More than 600 divers from across the globe collected well over 1,000 pounds of trash in Florida. Read more