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Plastic containers still distributed across the US are a potential health disaster
The Environmental Protection Agency is suing the manufacturer, even as the company continues to make and sell its toxic products

Tom Perkins

01, Jun, 2023 @10:00 AM

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After a plastic bag ban, Kenya takes another shot at its pollution problem
Despite a single-use bag ban in 2017, Nairobi and its waste collectors are still inundated with plastic. Can a new law pin responsibility on the manufacturers?

Caroline Kimeu in Nairobi

30, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Mars bar wrappers changed to paper from plastic in UK trial
Confectionary with environmentally friendlier packaging will be available at 500 Tesco stores

Joanna Partridge

29, May, 2023 @11:54 AM

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Recycled and reused food contact plastics are ‘vectors’ for toxins – study
Research provides a unique review of contact chemicals in packaging, utensils, plates, etc and how they contaminate food

Tom Perkins

27, May, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Friday briefing: Why recycling plastic may not be as good for the planet as we thought
In today’s newsletter: a new report finds that recycling plastic is not an adequate solution to the pollution crisis. What should we do instead?

Nimo Omer

26, May, 2023 @5:42 AM

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Toxins hidden in plastics are the industry’s dirty secret – recycling is not the answer | Charlotte Lloyd
We need to know more about what goes into plastics and better regulation of how recycled products are used, says environmental chemistry lecturer Dr Charlotte Lloyd

Charlotte Lloyd

25, May, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Recycled plastic can be more toxic and is no fix for pollution, Greenpeace warns
Campaign group says plastics are incompatible with circular economy as countries prepare for treaty talks

Damien Gayle

24, May, 2023 @4:01 AM

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Recycling can release huge quantities of microplastics, study finds
Scientists find high levels of microplastics in wastewater from unnamed UK plant – and in air surrounding facility

Karen McVeigh

23, May, 2023 @5:25 PM

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Eco-designer shows off biodegradable wedding dress at Chelsea flower show
Zena Holloway, who as an ocean photographer saw impact of pollution, weaves dresses out of wheatgrass roots

Helena Horton Environment reporter

23, May, 2023 @11:02 AM

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Worried about your laundry releasing microplastics? A filter could be a simple solution
An external filter, retrofitted to your washing machine, is an immediate way of stopping microfibres going down the drain

Lucianne Tonti

22, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Developing country voices will be excluded at UN plastic talks, say NGOs
Limits on numbers at Paris summit mean some of those ‘most needing to be heard’ will not be in attendance

Karen McVeigh

18, May, 2023 @5:19 PM

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Plastic pollution could be slashed by 80% by 2040, UN says
Changes needed are major but also practical and affordable, report says, and would bring trillions of dollars in benefits

Damian Carrington Environment editor

16, May, 2023 @10:00 AM

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