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Buggy sucks up nasty nurdles on beaches

Four friends who spent their spare time diving saw the bigger picture and started an organisation to defend the blue

Carer swims for Bob the Green Turtle

After being discovered with a belly full of plastic waste, Bob has become an ocean ambassador

Plastics industry needs policing

We must continue to hold manufacturers to account and push for better waste management

A handful of multinational corporations is responsible for the world’s plastic waste

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestle were responsible for the most pieces of plastic collected according to an environmental pressure group

Plastic is paving an eco way

Two local projects are turning to plastic instead of bitumen to bind the asphalt used to construct roads

The marine plastic pollution crisis

The cost in damage to the marine ecosystems is $13-billion each year

Tackling the ocean plastics problem now

A key focus at the IIOE-2 and SANOCEAN conferences was the issue of marine plastics

Malaysia to ship back hundreds of tonnes of plastic waste

Plastic imports to Malaysia have tripled since 2016, to 870 000 tonnes last year, official data showed

Alternative straws: the long and the short of it

Plastic straws and their role in environmental sustainability remain an issue of global concern

Letters to the editor: May 3 to 9

Our readers write in about plastic waste, SMEs, humanism, and restitution

China plastic waste ban throws global recycling into chaos

In mainland China, imports of plastic waste have dropped from 600 000 tonnes per month in 2016 to about 30 000 a month in 2018

Death or taxes for polluting plastic

South Africa's apathetic attitude to plastic use requires an intervention — but what would work here?

Why can’t all plastic waste be recycled?

The UK produced 11m tonnes of plastic waste in 2017, and recycled around two thirds of it. Or so it seemed

Everyday plastics emit greenhouse gases, study reveals

'Plastic represents a source of climate-relevant trace gases that is expected to increase as more plastic is produced”

Plastic alternatives just good PR or a real solution?

Some retailers, recognising an opportunity to gain significant marketing mileage, have been quick to respond by introducing plastic alternatives

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