Plastic Pollution on Land

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Latest News & Articles on Land Plastic Pollution

As waste-to-energy incinerators spread in Southeast Asia, so do concerns
Widely in use in countries including Japan, South Korea and northern Europe, …
Deal at N.J. Superfund site draws fire
An agreement on cleanup measures at one of the nation’s most notorious …
German trains to offer coffee in porcelain cups to cut waste
German trains to offer coffee in porcelain cups to cut wasteDeutsche Bahn …
Harmful bacteria found in common ocean plastics
Most bodies of water are naturally teeming with microbial life—and the Mediterranean …
Negotiators take first steps toward plastic pollution treaty
More than 2,000 experts wrapped up a week of negotiations on plastic …
Plastic never dies: the museum of vintage waste on the beach – in pictures
The Archeoplastica project was started by a group of Italian environmental activists …
Dhaka’s ailing sewage system threatens human and environmental health
Existing sewage treatment plants in Dhaka treat only 30% of all sewage …
Can Josh Shapiro regulate fracking as governor?
“Our government has a duty to set, and enforce, ground rules that …
6 environmental wins that gave us hope in 2022
The world now has eight billion people, according to the United Nations. …
The planet desperately needs that UN plastics treaty
This week in Uruguay, scientists, environmentalists, and government representatives—and, of course, lobbyists—are …
Waste pickers risk their lives to stop plastic pollution – now they could help shape global recycling policies
Globally, waste pickers are responsible for collecting and recovering – from homes, …
Ross Kemp recalls seeing animals wrapped in plastic while diving in UK
Ross Kemp enjoying a pint in a ‘self-destructing’ cup that leaves behind …
So many microplastics in Sunday roast it's like eating two plastic bags a year
Eating roasts wrapped in plastic leads to even more microplastics in the …
Are real or artificial Christmas trees better for the environment?
Many American households are beginning to prepare for one of the biggest …
How to be a sustainable parent
Reusable nappies and zero-plastic baby food: is sustainable parenting doable?I am preparing …
Emaciated whale starves to death with 330 lbs of fishing gear in stomach
An emaciated sperm whale that washed up in Canada had 330 pounds …
Plastics tsunami: Can a landmark treaty stop waste from choking the oceans?
On a warm windy day in early April, Jace Tunnell steps out …
Big companies’ pledges to reduce plastic pollution aren’t working, shows study
Credit: Westend61 / Getty Images Corporate pledges to lower plastic pollution are …
How big is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?
A relatively uncharted island entirely made of trash, the Great Pacific Garbage …
Study finds widespread occurrence of microplastic in Monterey Bay
A pair of common murres rescued from local beaches rest at Native …