PLOS ONE Synthetic microfiber emissions to land rival those to waterbodies and are growingJenna Gavigan, Timnit Kefela, Ilan Macadam-Somer, Sangwon Suh, Roland Geyer
A study of scientists from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) presents a global material flow analysis of synthetic microfiber release from apparel washing covering the period from 1950 to 2016, i.e. from the beginning of mass production of synthetic fibers to the present.
RECYCLE UP! GHANA Recycle Up! Ghana Empowers Youth to Develop Local Solutions for Environmental and Societal Problems
Recycle Up! Ghana (RUG) aims to train and empower the Ghanaian youth and as well provide the platform for them to tackle the plastic waste challenge in the country.
ALLIANCE TO END PLASTIC WASTE Alliance to End Plastic Waste Releases 2020 Progress Report
Report outlines major global efforts, investments and commitments to end plastic waste in the environment and contributing to a circular economy.
INTERPOL INTERPOL Report Alerts to Sharp Rise in Plastic Waste Crime
LYON, France - A new INTERPOL strategic report on global plastic waste management has found an alarming increase in illegal plastic pollution trade across the world since 2018.
Gov.UK England Plans to Introduce a New Tax on Plastic Packaging that
does not Contain at least 30% Recycled Material from April 2022
Plastic carrier bag sales have declined more than 95% since the 5p fee was introduced
Unraveling the Role of Plastic Waste Pollution in the Amvrakikos Wetlands National Park, Greece: The Stakeholders’ ViewsVeronika Andrea, Paraskevi Mpeza, Dimitris Barelos and Chrysostomos Stylios
The intensive use of plastic material in every aspect of life has generated a plastic waste stream and the so-called “plastic pollution crisis.” The shrinking landfill capacity and the dispersion of plastic debris in the environment further increase this crisis [1,2]. In 2018, global plastics manufacture reached almost 360 million tons with plastics production in Europe at 62 million tons. Key industries such as tourism and aquaculture fisheries are heavily influenced by plastic pollution. Ideas including circular economy, material reuse, recycling alternatives, incentives to industry for biodegradable package design, orientation of industry, policy and consumer patterns are behaviors towards the protection of the environment and the need to describe local or national policy. This paper aims to provide information on plastic waste stream in coastal zones of Amvrakikos Gulf and Lefkada, Greece, mainly focusing on the socioeconomic context and wetland values and the connection of management scenarios with resource efficiency.
The EU Environmental Implementation Review 2019
Country Report - ROMANIA The Romanian State Met the Targets for Recycling Packaging Waste at the National Level as Part of the EU Accession Treaty
Romania: Basic Principles for Strengthening the National Packaging Waste Management System
Abfallwirtschaftsbetrieb München (AWM) - Waste Management Cooperation Munich Munich’s campaign to reduce plastic waste, Germany
AWM's information campaign intended to draw Munich's attention to the plastic problem and to motivate people to avoid such waste.
Coliba Ghana Ltd. The Dansoman-Glefe community plastic buyback center in Ghana
The Dansoman-Glefe community plastic buyback center initiated by Coliba Ghana offers the avenue for community members to bring their plastic waste in exchange for cash, school fees, insurance incentives etc.
UN Environment programme; Basel Convention Small Grant Programme on plastic waste
A series of projects on plastic waste will be undertaken under the Basel and Stockholm Conventions’ Regional Centre Small Grants Programme - in short ‘SGP on plastic waste’.
Basel Convention The Plastic Waste Partnership: photography contest
Submission deadline: September 30, 2020
Waste360 China Unveils Five-year Plan to Ban Single-use Plastics
China is set to ban or restrict production, sales and use of disposable plastic products via three stages in the next five years
Aktuelle Nachrichten online - FAZ.NET Alliance against plastic waste
Around 10 million tons of plastic land in the oceans every year. An initiative from the chemical industry is now investing billions to change that. German companies are also involved.
Current influence of China’s ban on plastic waste importsWanli Wang, Nickolas J Themelis, Kai Sun, Athanasios C Bourtsalas, Qunxing Huang, Yunhe Zhang, Zhaohui Wu
The current global production of plastics is over 300 million tons, 20% of which is produced in China. It has been estimated that about 90% of the discarded plastics are not recycled. China was the world’s leading importer of waste plastics, while since January 1, 2018, China’s import ban on waste plastics has been put into force, which has had a far-reaching effect on global plastic production and solid waste management.
Nestlé Waters North America Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Names Nestlé Waters North America as 2019 Design for Recycling Award Winner
Los Angeles, Calif. – In recognition of its innovative use of recycled plastic, and its product design centered on recycling, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) names Nestlé Waters North America as its 2019 Design for Recycling® (DFR) Award winner. The DFR Award is ISRI’s most prestigious award given annually to the most innovative contribution to products designed with recycling in mind. Nestlé Waters has received the award specifically for the design of its Nestlé® Pure Life® 700ml bottle made from 100 percent recycled PET plastic (rPET).
Dr. Costas Velis, University of Leeds, Prof. Chris Cheeseman, Imperial College London WtERT- U.K. Activities in 2018
We are delighted to report that we have had another successful year in the UK and would like to share with you a few selected updates. Prof. Cheeseman of Imperial College London (Chair) and Dr. Velis of University of Leeds (Vice Chair) discuss developments in the UK sector, which include an exciting brand new policy of the Environment Agency of U.K.: The “Resources and waste strategy” was released in December 2018, covering many emerging challenges for mature solid waste management and resource recovery systems, such as tackling littering, marine litter, reducing food waste and delivering a more curricular economy for plastics.