Plastic Pollution on Land

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Latest News & Articles on Land Plastic Pollution

India imposes ban on single-use plastics. But will it be enforced?
NEW DELHI — India on Friday became the latest country to impose …
Clock is ticking on California's landmark plastics reduction legislation
The legislative path to reducing plastic waste in California became significantly clearer …
When it comes to sustainable packaging, there’s no “one size fits all” option
June 28, 2022 — Think about the last time you went to …
To cut ocean plastic pollution, aquaculture turns to renewable gear
Erin Adams steers a refurbished lobster boat down Harraseeket River toward Casco …
World leaders confront 'ocean emergency' at U.N. conference
The ocean covers about 70 percent of Earth’s surface, yet it is …
UN head declares ‘ocean emergency’ as global leaders gather in Lisbon
UN head declares ‘ocean emergency’ as global leaders gather in LisbonAntónio Guterres …
Plastic pollution in Nigeria is poorly studied but enough is known to urge action
In recent years, the amount of plastic in the environment has become …
Viruses can survive in water by ‘hitch-hiking’ on microplastics, new study finds
Viruses can survive and remain infectious by “hitch-hiking” on microplastics in freshwater, …
Study finds human-created microplastics in Flathead Lake
A recent study conducted at the University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological …
Microplastics might be entering marine food webs from the bottom up
Microplastics — tiny pieces of plastic less than five millimetres in size …
California lawmakers want to make brands use less single-use plastic
Instead of focusing solely on ramping up recycling, the Plastic Pollution Producer …
Canada is banning single-use plastics by the end of the year
Canada is banning the manufacture and importation of single-use plastics by the …
Virginia governor rolls back plastics phase-out
Every morning, the Energy News Network compiles the top stories about the …
Canada to ban single-use plastics to combat climate change, pollution
Canada will ban the manufacture and importation of “harmful” single-use plastics by …
It’s high time to put a lid on plastics
In summary Plastics recycling has largely failed us, and the consequences for …
IN-DEPTH: What we know about PFAS in our food
After a much-publicized study this year found high levels of a toxic …
IN-DEPTH: What we know about PFAS in our food
After a much-publicized study this year found high levels of a toxic …
Canada sets dates to ban some single-use plastics
The Canadian government is banning companies from importing or making plastic bags …
The ocean is a critical solution to climate change, groups tell Biden
Good morning and welcome to The Climate 202! Congrats to all the …
Inside the fight to force makers of plastic trash to clean up their mess
The moment may be at hand for Californians to turn the tide …