Plastics

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'A memory bobbing around the ocean': message in a bottle found after two years
Conservationist on a remote Papua New Guinean island finds message from American girl thrown overboard more than 2,500km away

Lyanne Togiba in Port Moresby

14, Jan, 2021 @12:07 AM

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Clothes washing linked to ‘pervasive’ plastic pollution in the Arctic
Polyester fibres that injure marine life were found in sea water across region

Damian Carrington Environment editor

12, Jan, 2021 @4:00 PM

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'Loophole' will let UK continue to ship plastic waste to poorer countries
Post-Brexit regulation doesn’t match new EU rules to tackle ocean pollution, despite UK being Europe’s largest plastic waste producer

Karen McVeigh

12, Jan, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Breakthrough in UK’s slow-brewing move towards an eco-friendly cuppa
Co-op finally set to launch own brand plastic-free teabags after outcry over microplastics

Rebecca Smithers

03, Jan, 2021 @10:00 AM

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New rules to tackle ‘wild west’ of plastic waste dumped on poorer countries
International convention to stop richer countries exporting contaminated material for recycling could mean a cleaner ocean in five years

Karen McVeigh

29, Dec, 2020 @6:30 AM

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UK beach clean: disco ball and pink pants among oddest items found
Crisp packets, cup lids and wet wipes among the more mundane objects commonly encountered

Rebecca Smithers Consumer affairs correspondent

28, Dec, 2020 @10:32 AM

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It's a wrap: clingfilm alternatives to help you ditch the plastic
Four ways to store food while cutting out the plastic, from beeswax to vegan-friendly leaf wrap

Rebecca Smithers

24, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Microplastics revealed in the placentas of unborn babies
Health impact is unknown but scientists say particles may cause long-term damage to foetuses

Damian Carrington Environment editor

22, Dec, 2020 @10:55 AM

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All that glitters: UK retailers shift away from plastic Christmas
Manufacturers and shops remove millions of pieces of single-use plastic from their ranges

Rebecca Smithers Consumer affairs correspondent

22, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Deadliest plastics: bags and packaging biggest marine life killers, study finds
Wide-ranging review finds whales, dolphins, turtles and seabirds at mortal risk from marine debris

Graham Readfearn

13, Dec, 2020 @4:30 PM

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Human-made materials now outweigh Earth's entire biomass – study
Production of concrete, metal, plastic, bricks and asphalt greater than mass of living matter on planet, paper says

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

09, Dec, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Tesco removes 20m items of plastic from Christmas range
UK supermarket also eliminates glitter from single-use products and packaging to boost recycling

Rebecca Smithers Consumer affairs correspondent

09, Dec, 2020 @6:01 AM

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