#Plastic

  • Article: 10 Million Tonnes of Waste Will Avoid Landfills Thanks to a New Australian Recycling Fund

    10 Million Tonnes of Waste Will Avoid Landfills Thanks to a New Australian Recycling Fund

    By Madeleine Keck|July 10, 2020

    Almost $200 million will go toward overhauling the nation’s recycling infrastructure. Read more

  • Article: This 11-Year-Old Activist Has Picked Up More Than 100,000 Pieces of Plastic

    This 11-Year-Old Activist Has Picked Up More Than 100,000 Pieces of Plastic

    By Joe McCarthy|June 17, 2020

    Lilly Platt, in the Netherlands, wants everyone to cultivate their “green heart.” Read more

  • Article: Key Australian Businesses Commit to Reducing Plastic Waste

    Key Australian Businesses Commit to Reducing Plastic Waste

    By Madeleine Keck|March 5, 2020

    Nestlé, McDonald’s, and others made big commitments at Australia’s first national waste summit. Read more

  • Article: The Province of Quebec Is Forcing Companies to Recycle the Plastic They Produce

    The Province of Quebec Is Forcing Companies to Recycle the Plastic They Produce

    By Joe McCarthy|Feb. 13, 2020

    “It is time to hold companies to account for what they put into the marketplace.” Read more

  • Article: Tennis Nets Made From Recycled Plastic Are Being Featured at the Australian Open

    Tennis Nets Made From Recycled Plastic Are Being Featured at the Australian Open

    By Madeleine Keck|Jan. 28, 2020

    “We're on a mission to reduce the amount of harmful plastic waste found in our oceans.” Read more

  • Article: China Just Announced Major Plan to Ban Single-Use Plastics

    China Just Announced Major Plan to Ban Single-Use Plastics

    By Madeleine Keck|Jan. 22, 2020

    Single-use plastics bags and straws will be banned in key cities by the end of 2020. Read more

  • Article: Mexico City's Ban on Plastic Bags Officially Takes Effect

    Mexico City's Ban on Plastic Bags Officially Takes Effect

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Brandon Wiggins|Jan. 2, 2020

    Mexico City has joined a growing number of cities in banning single-use plastic bags. Read more

  • Article: Environmentalist Hope Mwanake Wants to Get Rid of Plastic and Glass Waste in Kenya

    Environmentalist Hope Mwanake Wants to Get Rid of Plastic and Glass Waste in Kenya

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Dec. 17, 2019

    The activist founded a company that turns waste into tiles for building homes. Read more