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Everyday plastics emit greenhouse gases, study reveals
Everyday plastics emit greenhouse gases, study reveals
A study in the journal PLOS One on Wednesday found that degrading plastics emit powerful greenhouse gases such as methane and ethylene, and are a...
Plastic alternatives just good PR or a real solution?
Plastic alternatives just good PR or a real solution?
On July 3, citizens throughout the world celebrated Plastic Bag Free Day, which came hot on the heels of Environment Day and World Oceans Day. On...
Plastic is light, versatile and here to stay — for now
Plastic is light, versatile and here to stay — for now
Because of their role in global pollution, plastics are hugely controversial.
Glass straws and fresh produce help zap plastic waste
Glass straws and fresh produce help zap plastic waste
Although some major retailers and fast-food outlets have announced that they will be reducing their plastic footprint over the next few years, at...
New study reveals global plans to curb single-use plastic pollution
New study reveals global plans to curb single-use plastic pollution
Countries around the world are making an effort to combat plastic pollution, according to a new study released by UN Environment on Tuesday.
Why coral reefs are important and why they are dying
Why coral reefs are important and why they are dying
More than 11 billion pieces of plastic larger than five centimetres wide are littering coral reefs across the Asia-Pacific region, according to a...
China's plastic demand is rising with the ban on  foreign rubbish
China's plastic demand is rising with the ban on foreign rubbish
The expected increase in plastic demand highlights the consequences of China’s pollution fight and its efforts to modernise its industry. As part...
Toxic ocean pollution adds to fish woes
Toxic ocean pollution adds to fish woes
The oceans are dying. Humans are to blame but we know precious little about the where, why and how. More is known about the moon than about the...
Netherlands hits the road with plastic
Netherlands hits the road with plastic
The Netherlands could become the first country to pave its streets with plastic bottles after the Rotterdam city council said it was considering...
Sasol saddled with fine for overpricing
Sasol saddled with fine for overpricing
A subsidiary of South African fuel and chemicals company Sasol has been found guilty of excessive pricing of purified propylene and polypropylene,...
Sasol fined R500m for excessive plastic prices
Sasol fined R500m for excessive plastic prices
The Competition Tribunal has imposed a R534-million penalty on a subsidiary of Sasol for over-charging local customers for plastic products.

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