Ban Plastic, EcoRight, plastic waste, Save the world

Plastic microbeads ban enters force in UK

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Plastic microbeads can no longer be used in cosmetics and personal care products in the UK, after a long-promised ban came into effect on Tuesday. The ban initially bars the manufacture of such products and a ban on sales will follow in July. The huge problem of plastic pollution choking the oceans has gained a high profile with recent revelations that there are five trillion pieces of plastic floating in the world’s seas and that the debris has reached the most remote parts of the oceans, Microbeads are a small but significant part of this which campaigners argued was the easiest to prevent. “The world’s oceans...

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Ban Plastic, EcoRight, plastic waste

No more plastic bags in Montreal; first major Canadian city to implement ban

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The  city  of  Montreal  is  taking  tough  measures  to  cut  down  on  waste.  Starting  Jan.  1,  single-use  plastic  bags  will  be  banned.  City  officials  say  that  between  1.4  and  2.7  million  shopping  bags  are  circulated  every  year  in  Quebec,  but  only  a  fraction  of  them  are  recovered.  These  lost  or  abandoned  plastic  bags  are  a  visual  nuisance  that  cause  considerable  harm  to  terrestrial  and  marine  ecosystems  and  often  end  up  in  landfills. “We  use  roughly  2  billion  of  these  bags  annually  and  only  14  per  cent  are  reintegrated  in  recycling  plants,”  said  Jean-François  Parenteau,  the  city  council  member  responsible  for ...

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Ban Plastic, EcoRight, environment, Save the world

Bali declares ‘garbage emergency’ amid sea of waste

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KUTA  (INDONESIA):  Bali's  palm-fringed  Kuta  beach  has  long  been  a  favourite  with  tourists  seeking  sun  and  surf,  but  nowadays  its  golden  shoreline  is  disappearing  under  a  mountain  of  garbage. Plastic  straws  and  food  packaging  are  strewn  between  sunbathers,  while  surfers  bobbing  behind  the  waves  dodge  waste  flushed  out  from  rivers  or  brought  in  by  swirling  currents. The  waves  of  plastic  flooding  into  rivers  and  oceans  have  been  causing  problems  for  years  —  clogging  waterways  in  cities,  increasing  the  risk  of  floods,  and  injuring  or  killing  marine  animals  who  ingest  or  become  trapped  by  plastic  packaging. "When  I  want  to  swim,  it  is ...

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Ban Plastic, EcoRight, plastic waste

Goa to ban plastic bags from May next year

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The  Government  of  Goa  has  decided  to  ban  plastic  bags  in  the  coastal  state  from  May  next  year,  said  the  Chief Minister  Manohar  Parrikar  on  Goa  Liberation  Day. He  also  said  that  they  aim  to  make  the  state  garbage-free  by December  next  year. Parrikar  said  that  'Swachh  Bharat'  and  'Nitol  Goem' (Clean  Goa)  are  on  top  of  the  government's  list  of  priorities. Claiming  that  the  state's  economy  is  also  dependent  on  cleanliness,  Parrikar  said,  “If  we  keep  our  surroundings  and beaches  clean,  more  tourists  will  visiting  the  state.” We  commend  this  initiative  particularly  considering  how  much  plastic  ends  up  in  our ...

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EcoRight, environment, Pollution, Save the world

United Nations Vows to Move Towards a Pollution-Free Planet

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The  United  Nations  development  Programme  plans  to  fully  support  the  objectives  of  this  year’s  General  Assembly  and  its  call  to  work  towards  a  pollution-  free  planet  to  help  advance  multiple  Sustainable  Development  Goals  (SDGs). As  highlighted  in  the  Report  of  the  Executive  Director  of  UN  Environment,  the  impact  of  pollution  and  its  many  drivers  is  devastating  the  lives  and  livelihoods  of  those  groups  who  are  most  at  risk  and  least  responsible  for  the  unsustainable  policies  and  practices  that  are  degrading  our  planet.  We  only  have  to  look  around  to  see  natural  disasters  such  wildfires,  cyclones,  floods  etc.  wreaking  havoc  on ...

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EcoRight, Pollution, Save the world

Babies’ brains damaged by pollution

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Seventeen  million  babies  under  the  age  of  one  are  breathing  toxic  air,  putting  their  brain  development  at  risk,  the  UN  children’s  agency,  UNICEF,  has  warned. As  per  reports  from  UNICEF :  Breathing  particulate  air  pollution  could  damage  brain tissue  and  undermine  cognitive  development.  It  is  also  linked  with  verbal  and  non-verbal IQ  and  memory  which  reduces  test  scores,  grade  point  averages  &  also  other  neurological  behavior  problems. In  South  Asia,  babies  are  worst  affected  by  more  than  12 million  living in  areas  with pollution  six  times  higher  than  safe  levels. Further  in  East  Asia  &  Pacific –  four  million babies  are...

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Ban Plastic, climate change, EcoRight, environment

Roundup – World Environment News (30th October, 2017)

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 Shocking photos emerge of a sea of plastic Underwater photographer, Caroline Powers made a jaw dropping discovery in the Caribbean sea, near the island of Roatan, some way off the northern coast of the Honduras. Powers photographed large tracts of sea completely covered with plastic – plastic bottles, bags and polystyrene plates. You can read more here.   Puerto Rico is slipping into an environmental crisis Five weeks after the terrifying Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, the island is in the midst of a growing environmental catastrophe. 1 in four Puerto Ricans lack access to reliable clean waste. There are some people whose water...

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EcoRight, environment, Fashion

Eco-friendly Logos that can help save the environment!

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Yes, you heard that right. But how does one make a logo eco-friendly? And how can you compromise on the logo? The golden arches of McDonalds represent years of steady, quality food and service. The half eaten apple represents decades of innovation. The Swoosh represents sports excellence. But every one of these logos is reprinted millions of times every year and reducing inks on these materials can reduce a printers environmental footprint by lessening chemical waste including airborne volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are created as a result of mass production. This French designer has thought of exactly this. Sylvain Boyer,...

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Ban Plastic, climate change, EcoRight, environment, plastic waste, Pollution, Save the world

Roundup – World Environment News (16th October, 2017)

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Gucci boss pledges to go fur-free in 2018 Marco Bizzarri, the Chief Executive of Gucci has said that the decision to go fur-free was part of a commitment to “sustainability”. Gucci's remaining animal fur items will be sold at auction, with the proceeds going to animal rights organisations Humane Society International and LAV. Gucci will also become a part of the Fur Free Alliance - an international group of organisations which campaigns on animal welfare and promotes alternatives to fur in the fashion industry. Read more here.   The Supreme Court of India has temporarily banned the sale of firecrackers in the National...

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plastic waste, Pollution, Uncategorized

6 ways for students to be Eco-friendly!

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Being an environmentally-conscious student is extremely difficult because a lot of sustainable solutions to plastic/reducing waste are either too expensive or just entirely inconvenient. But a little effort into the right alternatives could make a huge difference, so here are a few solutions: Take reusable bags to the store with you to grocery shop! As a company committed to fighting against plastic, this is the best advice we can give. Instead of opting for paper or plastic which is both wasteful and unnecessary, use reusable bags. Several bags with every grocery trip can add up to a whole lot of...

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