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Risk of Covid-19 plastic trash pile-up worries Europe

Risk of Covid-19 plastic trash pile-up worries Europe

Concerns are rising across Europe that the coronavirus-induced slump in oil prices could knock demand for recycled plastics but data is still patchy on how the pandemic has affected the amount of trash piling up ...

Filipinos turn volcano's ash, plastic trash into bricks

Filipinos turn volcano's ash, plastic trash into bricks

Ash spewed by a Philippine volcano is being mixed with plastic waste to make bricks in an inventive response to the country's persistent problems of pollution and frequent natural disasters.

India shelves plan on countrywide ban on single-use plastic products

India shelves plan on countrywide ban on single-use plastic products

India has held off imposing a blanket ban on single-use plastics to combat pollution, officials said on Tuesday, a measure seen as too disruptive for industry at a time when it is coping with an economic slowdown ...

Plastic ingestion alters seabirds physiology, blood chemistry: Study

Plastic ingestion alters seabirds physiology, blood chemistry: Study

Ingesting plastic debris negatively affects the blood chemistry and physiology of otherwise healthy marine birds, a scientific study has found.

Environmentalists urge Tour de France to end ‘avalanche of plastic’

Environmentalists urge Tour de France to end ‘avalanche of plastic’

The corporate ‘caravan’ that motors across valleys and mountains ahead of the cyclists competing in the Tour de France has been a crowd-pleaser for decades ...

Plastic in crosshairs at UN environment forum

Plastic in crosshairs at UN environment forum

Countries from around the world set their sights Monday on a pivotal deal to curb plastic waste, a source of long-term pollution and worsening contamination of the ocean's food chain.

Nepal attempts record with a Dead Sea of plastic bags

Nepal attempts record with a Dead Sea of plastic bags

Young Nepalis created a map of the Dead Sea with used plastic bags Wednesday in a bid to set a new international record and raise awareness about the vast volumes polluting the world's oceans.

France to set penalities on non-recycled plastic next year

France to set penalities on non-recycled plastic next year

France plans to introduce a penalty system that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic, part of a pledge to use only recycled plastic nationwide by 2025 ...

Thai turtle's plastic-filled stomach highlights ocean crisis

Thai turtle's plastic-filled stomach highlights ocean crisis

Startling images of plastic shreds, rubber bands and other debris found jammed in the stomach of a green turtle in Thailand have highlighted the crisis of waste-strewn seas ...

No presence of plastic in rice, says retail group

No presence of plastic in rice, says retail group

A senior official of a major retailing group, having presence across the GCC region, has denounced the ongoing campaign in WhatsApp about 'the high presence of plastic' in a popular Indian brand of rice.

Life behind plastic in window-less Syrian city

Life behind plastic in window-less Syrian city

In a city whose windows have been blasted from their frames, remaining residents of Syria’s war-torn Aleppo go about their daily lives ..

QU research to produce eco-friendly plastic

QU research to produce eco-friendly plastic

Student Ruqaiah Nasser from Qatar University’s Materials Sciences and Technology (Mats) Master’s programme has conducted an innovative research study in which biocompatible polymer ...