Gulf Times - plastic-waste
Senegal to crack down on huge plastic waste by enforcing law

Senegal to crack down on huge plastic waste by enforcing law

Tired of seeing Senegal's seascapes spoiled by ever-growing mounds of cheap plastic bags, authorities plan to crack down on polluters by imposing fines and further restricting plastic use.

G20 agrees to tackle ocean plastic waste

G20 agrees to tackle ocean plastic waste

Group of 20 environment ministers agreed on Sunday to adopt a new implementation framework for actions to tackle the issue of marine plastic waste on a global scale, the Japanese government said ...

For the Planet, this expat artist turns plastic waste into art

For the Planet, this expat artist turns plastic waste into art

A Qatar-based artist, who was one of two participants from the Middle East in the ‘Tokyo International Art Fair 2018’, is eyeing to hold a solo exhibition in the country to help raise awareness on the damages caused by plastic waste to the environment.

Plastic waste washes up on Australia's distant shores

Plastic waste washes up on Australia's distant shores

Some 8 million tonnes of plastic garbage - bottles, packaging and other waste - is dumped in the sea every year, killing marine life.

Plastic bags clog stomach of dead whale in Thailand

Plastic bags clog stomach of dead whale in Thailand

Some 80 pieces of plastic rubbish weighing eight kg (17 lb) were found in the stomach of a whale that died in Thailand after a five-day effort to save it, marine officials said on Sunday.

Easy funding ends as Indonesia state firms asked to tap market

Easy funding ends as Indonesia state firms asked to tap market

Indonesia is shutting off the public funding tap for state-owned companies, pushing them to turn to the markets for capital.

Protesters stage sit-in on highway

Protesters stage sit-in on highway

Authorities in Pakistan yesterday blocked off roads into Islamabad, the capital, as an Islamist party that backs strict blasphemy laws staged a sit-in on a key highway, demanding the resignation of a minister it blames for changes to an electoral oath.

Death toll from Mumbai floods jumps to 14, rain eases

Death toll from Mumbai floods jumps to 14, rain eases

Tuesday's deluge in Mumbai - nearly a month's average rainfall in a single day - had halted train services and led to flight cancellations.

Tokyo, Hong Kong stocks slip

Tokyo, Hong Kong stocks slip

Tokyo shares ended lower yesterday, snapping a four day winning streak, as a plunge in the pound and caution ahead of a key US jobs report dampened buying sentiment.