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Around The World: Filipinos Turn Volcano’s Ash, Plastic Trash Into Bricks

Philippines faces a waste crisis, with reports last year saying it uses a "shocking" amount of single-use plastic
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Environment officials in Philippines are combining the ash from Taal volcano with sand, cement and discarded plastic to form about 5,000 bricks per day for local building projects ...
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Students From Ambikapur’s School Are Sending Empty Wrappers To Food Companies, Here’s Why

Students From Ambikapur’s School Are Sending Empty Wrappers To Food Companies, Here’s Why
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Students' initiative also caught the attention of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who lauded their efforts to increase awareness on the hazards of single-use plastics ...
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Made Entirely Out Of Single-Use Plastic, Kerala’s Marine Cemetery Is A Call To Action To Save The World

Made Entirely Out Of Single-Use Plastic, Kerala’s Marine Cemetery Is A Call To Action To Save The World
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Jellyfish Watersports, an eco-friendly water sports and activities organising group, has built the marine cemetery from single-use plastic in collaboration with the District Administration of Kozhikode, Kerala to remind about the overexploitation of environment that has led to the endangerment of eight marine species and a freshwater fish ...
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Year 2019: India Struggles To Reduce Its Plastic Footprint And Be A Plastic-Free Country By 2022

Year 2019: India Struggles To Reduce Its Plastic Footprint And Be A Plastic-Free Country By 2022
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Here's a look at the year 2019 and steps taken by India to beat plastic pollution and move towards achieving its goal of being a plastic-free country by 2022 ...
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Remnants Of Plastic Litter Found In The Bottom Of Mariana Trench

Remnants Of Plastic Litter Found In The Bottom Of Mariana Trench
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Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) noted that even at several kilometres below the sea level, organisms were commonly found to have incorporated plastics as part of their habitats, thus endangering their delicate ecosystem ...
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Lok Sabha Speaker Urges MPs To Take The Lead And Give Up Single-Use Plastic

Lok Sabha Speaker Urges MPs To Take The Lead And Give Up Single Use Plastic
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The Members of Parliament (MPs) were asked by Speaker Om Birla to take the pledge and give up single-use plastic items and set an example for others, within India and for the world at large ...
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Plastic Not Problem, It’s Reckless Disposal Is, Says Expert

Plastic Not Problem, It's Reckless Disposal Is, Says Expert
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According to Vice-President of Saudi petrochemical giant Sabic, plastic waste can play an important role in the economy if used systematically in making various goods like cars, computers, home appliances, air conditioners and others ...
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Turn Plastic Trash Into Treasure By This New Method

Turn Plastic Trash Into Treasure By This New Method
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The study published in the journal ACS Central Science talks about a new method for upcycling low-value plastics into high-quality liquid products to improve current recycling methods ...
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20-Feet Plastic Ravana Effigy Won’t Burn, But Dismantled In Noida

20-Feet Plastic Ravana Effigy Won't Burn, But Dismantled In Noida
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The effigy, which has been raised using 500 kg plastic waste, is installed at the Noida Stadium in Sector 21-A and would be disposed at a cement kiln later, Noida Authority officials said ...
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International Coastal Clean-Up Day: Thousands Of Volunteers Come Together To Clean Coasts Across The Country

International Coastal Clean-Up Day: Thousands Of Volunteers Come Together To Clean Coasts Across The Country
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To mark the International Coastal Clean-up Day, various beach and river coast clean-up drives were organised across the country where scores of people volunteered ...
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National Green Tribunal Asks Central Pollution Control Board To Take Action Towards Plastic Waste Management

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) raised concerns over pollution caused due to the erratic dumping and open burning of plastic waste and asked the Central Pollution Control Board to ensure the compliance of the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 in the country ...
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Microplastics Turning To Be Major Environmental Challenge, Suggests Study

Microplastics Turning To Be Major Environmental Challenge, Suggests Study
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As per a recent study published in Journal of Water Research, pieces of plastic break down further during treatment processes, reducing the performance of treatment plants and impacting water quality ...
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