This looks like plastic, feels like plastic, but it isn't. This biodegradable bioplastic (Sonali Bag) is made from a plant named jute and invented by a Bangladeshi Scientist Mubarak Ahmed Khan. This can solve the Global Plastic Pollution problem. v.redd.it/230kikygck581
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Flag of plastic pollution (you can !wave it)
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πŸ“…︎ Jan 15
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Study: More than half of plastics in Mediterranean marine protected areas originated elsewhere. The study highlights the need for international collaboration on plastic pollution management in marine protected areas. blog.frontiersin.org/2022…
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Archeologists first believed the plastic pieces were pollution, they were remains of skin
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πŸ“…︎ Jan 06
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A Global Treaty Can Turn the Tide on Ocean Waste: The evidence of oceans drowning in plastic pollution is overwhelming. Only an internationally coordinated plan can reverse the damage. wired.co.uk/article/ocean…
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Plastic pollution: New meat tray 'could save tonnes of waste' bbc.com/news/uk-wales-593…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/anarchyart2021
πŸ“…︎ Nov 21 2021
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Study: Microplastics can deposit and linger within riverbeds for as long as seven years before washing into the ocean. It marks the first assessment of microplastic accumulation and residence times within freshwater systems, from sources of plastic pollution throughout the entire water stream. news.northwestern.edu/sto…
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πŸ“…︎ Jan 13
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New Ocean Clean-Up System Could Remove Almost All Plastic Pollution From The Oceans Within 20 Years
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πŸ“…︎ Oct 26 2021
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World Talks on a Treaty to Control Plastic Pollution Are Set for Nairobi in February. How To Do So Is Still Up in the Air insideclimatenews.org/new…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/Konradleijon
πŸ“…︎ Jan 02
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Plastic industry pollution to overtake coal in US by 2030, report says arstechnica.com/tech-poli…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/Sariel007
πŸ“…︎ Oct 24 2021
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Aluminum cans slowly replace plastics in Japan to tackle marine pollution japantimes.co.jp/news/202…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/diacewrb
πŸ“…︎ Aug 09 2021
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The number of plastic-degrading enzymes is growing, in correlation with levels of plastic pollution. chalmers.se/en/department…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/geoxol
πŸ“…︎ Dec 14 2021
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Petition against plastic pollution in NZ

We are calling on the government to tax the import and production of virgin plastics and funnel that income into subsidizing the use of recycled plastics which will help us see more plastic being recycled, less money traveling into the hands of oil producers, and less plastic in our landfills.

Petition Link:

https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/petitions/document/PET_117775/petition-of-gordon-eyes-tax-the-use-of-virgin-plastics

WHY

Plastic is a highly recyclable material. However, the vast majority (around 90%) ends up in landfills. And that's because recycling costs money, and in the end, virgin plastics end up being cheaper. If we want to make a difference in this pollution epidemic, we need to work it at the source... Money.

Plastic pollution has become a massive issue for New Zealand and the planet. But the issue lies in the economics of recycling it: it's simply not profitable. By shifting the tides, even just a little bit, towards the use of recycled plastics, we can drive local entities towards making greater efforts to fight this war on pollution. We can also ensure that there is large, bold labeling of plastic types so consumers are able to sort their recyclables with greater ease and accuracy.

It's important because we're currently using little plastic bags that last for 200 years as single-use packaging for things like instant rice. The problem of plastic recycling and its longevity has been on people's minds since around the 50s until the oil industry convinced the general public that it'd all be recycled. In 2016 next to all plastic recycling has stopped because China stopped taking it, so now we've got to come up with long-term strategies to avoid massive plastic pollution, and all the health and ecological repercussions that come with that.

Not only would taxing virgin plastic imports and production change the economics of recycling, it also addresses a party that has been getting away with poisoning New Zealand's land, waters, and people for over 50 years. Perhaps they deserve a very high tax, but that's up to the policymakers.

Some references:

[https://sciencenorway.no/forskningno-norway-plastic/why-is-so-little-plastic-actually-recycled/1457439?fbclid=IwAR1aPgdSUKXcpyebJiYTaE5CgYv1IpOrWF0MXJurRVmDWqfOcrh9HIOkiR4](https://sciencenorway.no/forskningno-norway-plastic/why-is-so-little-plastic-actually-recycled/1457439?f

... keep reading on reddit ➑

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πŸ‘€︎ u/Gordon5cc
πŸ“…︎ Nov 22 2021
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A guide to plastic pollution
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πŸ‘€︎ u/iboughtarock
πŸ“…︎ Dec 19 2021
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Texas bears brunt of US plastic pollution. news.yahoo.com/texas-bear…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/TexasITdude71
πŸ“…︎ Dec 05 2021
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Global Plastic Pollution May Be Nearing an Irreversible Tipping Point scitechdaily.com/global-p…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/upyoars
πŸ“…︎ Jul 12 2021
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I clean up plastic pollution. If you know of any highly littered places in the state, would you let me know? v.redd.it/8w8ft5gy3is71
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πŸ‘€︎ u/Daniel_Toben
πŸ“…︎ Oct 09 2021
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This thumbnail for a video about plastic pollution (OC)
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Plastic-Degrading Potential across the Global Microbiome Correlates with Recent Pollution Trends journals.asm.org/doi/10.1…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/bobwyates
πŸ“…︎ Jan 08
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Plastic pollution: New meat tray could save tonnes of waste bbc.com/news/uk-wales-593…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/Axmartina
πŸ“…︎ Nov 21 2021
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The Plastic Problem (2019) - A documentary about the plastic pollution ruining the planet [00:54:08] youtube.com/watch?v=1RDc2…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/seacobs
πŸ“…︎ Sep 26 2021
🚨︎ report
Towards an international treaty to fight plastic pollution medium.com/@KalosRG/towar…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/iguazel
πŸ“…︎ Jan 16
🚨︎ report
Study: More than half of plastics in Mediterranean marine protected areas originated elsewhere. The study highlights the need for international collaboration on plastic pollution management in marine protected areas. blog.frontiersin.org/2022…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/SealLionGar
πŸ“…︎ Jan 11
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Industrial plastic is spilling into Great Lakes, and no one's regulating it, experts warn - Plastic pollution is becoming a growing problem in the Great Lakes, especially near busy cities and industries cbc.ca/news/science/plast…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/sirharryflashman
πŸ“…︎ Sep 27 2021
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Why Korea don’t take the plastic pollution seriously?

(Serious question). While in Europe plastic is surely disappearing from any kind of packaging, I feel in Korea it’s absolutely not changing at all. Plastic use is pretty huge, it’s impossible to avoid it while living in Korea. Any idea why ?

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πŸ‘€︎ u/pncol
πŸ“…︎ Oct 27 2021
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Plastic industry pollution to overtake coal in US by 2030, report says arstechnica.com/tech-poli…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/FreedomsPower
πŸ“…︎ Oct 25 2021
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2030 At a Crossroads to the Future: Plastic Pollution - The Toxic Cost of Mass Consumption (2021) investigates the emerging threats posed by plastic pollution to life on Earth. documentarymania.com/play…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/relightit
πŸ“…︎ Jan 13
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Hi Buffalo, today there's a call-in day to Rep. Higgin's to support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act - here's why you should call

https://actionnetwork.org/forms/call-higgins-bffppa

Environmentalists are urging calls to Congressmember Brian Higgins to cosponsor the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act (H.R.2238) today before 5pm

In 2021, NY-26 residents engaged with Rep. Higgins on the BFFPPA through constituent meetings, town halls, and letters to the editor. Seventeen NY Representatives have cosponsored this important bill, including Representatives Antonio Delgado, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Joseph Morelle, and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Rep. Higgins is very interested in this bill but needs to see more constituent support to sign on.

Reasons to support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act:

  • Less than 9% of plastic is recycled, and a third of plastic waste winds up in the environment. There is more than 1 metric ton of plastic for every person on Earth!
  • Plastic pollution is one of the greatest challenges to our climate, health, and water systems. By 2050, there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish. 2-4% of dust is microplastic. We are eating, breathing, and drinking microplastics.
  • A new report published in October 2021 found that emissions from US plastic production will exceed US coal-fired power plants by 2030 without intervention
  • The US produces the most plastic waste per capita than any other country
  • The BFFPPA would put a moratorium on new permits for plastic product
... keep reading on reddit ➑

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πŸ‘€︎ u/troy_citizen
πŸ“…︎ Dec 09 2021
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US Must Tackle Marine Plastics Pollution 'From Source to Sea': Report : The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine study found that the U.S. is responsible for about a quarter of the plastics that enter the world's oceans each year. commondreams.org/news/202…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/meatballsinsugo
πŸ“…︎ Dec 01 2021
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A substantial drop in fertility rates over the past half century could be the linked to pollution from the burning of fossil fuels β€” and the migration of chemicals, oil and plastics into virtually all components of modern life, according to a study in Nature thehill.com/policy/equili…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/DoremusJessup
πŸ“…︎ Dec 15 2021
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Can We Actually Clean Up the Plastic Pollution Problem? youtube.com/watch?v=6jkN5…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/SealLionGar
πŸ“…︎ Jan 11
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Towards an international treaty to fight plastic pollution medium.com/@KalosRG/towar…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/iguazel
πŸ“…︎ Jan 16
🚨︎ report
Wild microorganisms are evolving to eat plastic pollution | We've put so much plastic pollution out there that bacteria are trying to eat it. zmescience.com/science/mi…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/chrisdh79
πŸ“…︎ Dec 21 2021
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Turn old t-shirts into tote bags to help keep plastic and fashion pollution out of our oceans and waterways

As Auxiliarists, we are concerned about our oceans and waterways. Plastic bags are banned in some states already and will be banned in many other states soon. Help combat fashion and plastic pollution: Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle T-Shirts into No Sew Tote Bags!

Refer to the attached flyer for detailed instructions on how to create your own tote bags!

https://preview.redd.it/pc9qgbe05ka81.jpg?width=934&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=1cd6cf4a5a114d137967c674161e4a018d0a69e8

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πŸ‘€︎ u/FSSailor
πŸ“…︎ Jan 09
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Satirical & poetical animation I created about plastic pollution. Feedback welcome ! youtube.com/watch?v=EO3Y0…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/popsinventaire
πŸ“…︎ Jan 13
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Plastic pollution on the cover of the next science magazine
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πŸ‘€︎ u/littercoin
πŸ“…︎ Jan 05
🚨︎ report
This wave installed in London is made entirely of plastic waste recovered from beaches. It used over 10,000 individual pieces and represents the amount of marine plastic pollution found on the beach every two miles in the UK
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πŸ‘€︎ u/flyart
πŸ“…︎ Oct 21 2021
🚨︎ report
UNEP Plastic Pollution Report: Rampant pollution, biodiversity breakdown, and climate instability are the most pressing planetary crises of our time. The rapid growth of plastic production already poses threats to Earth's natural systems, on which life depends, and it's projected to get worse. unep.org/interactive/poll…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/Mr_Lonesome
πŸ“…︎ Nov 11 2021
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Unlike Trump, Biden Backs Global Treaty for Plastic Pollution ecowatch.com/biden-plasti…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/imll99
πŸ“…︎ Nov 20 2021
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[WP] Bacteria have evolved to eat plastic. People thought it was the solution to the world's pollution problems. However, the bacteria is now eating all plastic, everywhere.
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πŸ‘€︎ u/prof_the_doom
πŸ“…︎ Dec 14 2021
🚨︎ report
Plastic industry pollution to overtake coal in US by 2030, report says: Supply chain for plastic production is rife with carbon emissions. arstechnica.com/tech-poli…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/filosoful
πŸ“…︎ Oct 25 2021
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Exposed: Amazon’s enormous and rapidly growing plastic pollution problem oceana.org/reports/amazon…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/Hrmbee
πŸ“…︎ Dec 15 2021
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Using method to understand life cycle of plastics, researchers help Miami fight plastic pollution news.uga.edu/researchers-…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/universityofga
πŸ“…︎ Dec 22 2021
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Petition against plastic pollution in NZ

We are calling on the government to tax the import and production of virgin plastics and funnel that income into subsidizing the use of recycled plastics which will help us see more plastic being recycled, less money traveling into the hands of oil producers, and less plastic in our landfills.

Petition Link:

https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/petitions/document/PET_117775/petition-of-gordon-eyes-tax-the-use-of-virgin-plastics

WHY

Plastic is a highly recyclable material. However, the vast majority (around 90%) ends up in landfills. And that's because recycling costs money, and in the end, virgin plastics end up being cheaper. If we want to make a difference in this pollution epidemic, we need to work it at the source... Money.

Plastic pollution has become a massive issue for New Zealand and the planet. But the issue lies in the economics of recycling it: it's simply not profitable. By shifting the tides, even just a little bit, towards the use of recycled plastics, we can drive local entities towards making greater efforts to fight this war on pollution. We can also ensure that there is large, bold labeling of plastic types so consumers are able to sort their recyclables with greater ease and accuracy.

It's important because we're currently using little plastic bags that last for 200 years as single-use packaging for things like instant rice. The problem of plastic recycling and its longevity has been on people's minds since around the 50s until the oil industry convinced the general public that it'd all be recycled. In 2016 next to all plastic recycling has stopped because China stopped taking it, so now we've got to come up with long-term strategies to avoid massive plastic pollution, and all the health and ecological repercussions that come with that.

Not only would taxing virgin plastic imports and production change the economics of recycling, it also addresses a party that has been getting away with poisoning New Zealand's land, waters, and people for over 50 years. Perhaps they deserve a very high tax, but that's up to the policymakers.

Some references:

[https://sciencenorway.no/forskningno-norway-plastic/why-is-so-little-plastic-actually-recycled/1457439?fbclid=IwAR1aPgdSUKXcpyebJiYTaE5CgYv1IpOrWF0MXJurRVmDWqfOcrh9HIOkiR4](https://sciencenorway.no/forskningno-norway-plastic/why-is-so-little-plastic-actually-recycled/1457439?f

... keep reading on reddit ➑

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πŸ‘€︎ u/Gordon5cc
πŸ“…︎ Nov 22 2021
🚨︎ report
Petition against plastic pollution in NZ

We are calling on the government to tax the import and production of virgin plastics and funnel that income into subsidizing the use of recycled plastics which will help us see more plastic being recycled, less money traveling into the hands of oil producers, and less plastic in our landfills.

Petition Link:

https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/petitions/document/PET_117775/petition-of-gordon-eyes-tax-the-use-of-virgin-plastics

WHY

Plastic is a highly recyclable material. However, the vast majority (around 90%) ends up in landfills. And that's because recycling costs money, and in the end, virgin plastics end up being cheaper. If we want to make a difference in this pollution epidemic, we need to work it at the source... Money.

Plastic pollution has become a massive issue for New Zealand and the planet. But the issue lies in the economics of recycling it: it's simply not profitable. By shifting the tides, even just a little bit, towards the use of recycled plastics, we can drive local entities towards making greater efforts to fight this war on pollution. We can also ensure that there is large, bold labeling of plastic types so consumers are able to sort their recyclables with greater ease and accuracy.

It's important because we're currently using little plastic bags that last for 200 years as single-use packaging for things like instant rice. The problem of plastic recycling and its longevity has been on people's minds since around the 50s until the oil industry convinced the general public that it'd all be recycled. In 2016 next to all plastic recycling has stopped because China stopped taking it, so now we've got to come up with long-term strategies to avoid massive plastic pollution, and all the health and ecological repercussions that come with that.

Not only would taxing virgin plastic imports and production change the economics of recycling, it also addresses a party that has been getting away with poisoning New Zealand's land, waters, and people for over 50 years. Perhaps they deserve a very high tax, but that's up to the policymakers.

Some references:

[https://sciencenorway.no/forskningno-norway-plastic/why-is-so-little-plastic-actually-recycled/1457439?fbclid=IwAR1aPgdSUKXcpyebJiYTaE5CgYv1IpOrWF0MXJurRVmDWqfOcrh9HIOkiR4](https://sciencenorway.no/forskningno-norway-plastic/why-is-so-little-plastic-actually-recycled/1457439?

... keep reading on reddit ➑

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πŸ‘€︎ u/Gordon5cc
πŸ“…︎ Nov 22 2021
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