Every Chilean man woman and child discards 1.5 plastic bags each day, many into rivers or directly into the sea. With its beaches and ocean becoming increasingly defiled by rubbish, the Chilean government has called enough and banned giveaway plastic bags. Completely.
A US-based plastics company has teamed up with a Bangkok surfboard company to produce surf and paddle boards made from discarded fishing nets – and are giving oceanfront villagers a new source of income along the way.
Time to stem the tide of plastic pollution, writes Henrylito D. Tacio, describing what plastics are, how much we use them, their harmful effects and environmental impacts, plus positive industry actions taken to reverse plastic-related problems and pollution.
The Banyan Tree Group has taken the bold but necessary step of addressing plastic menace and pollution by first saying no to single-use plastic, then thinking of ways to overcome common operational habits. Mallika Naguran reports.
Hotels saved $7 for every $1 invested in reducing food waste. This and more findings were revealed in a research that provided a compelling business case on food resource efficiency and good business practices, reports Mallika Naguran.
Oceans are filling up with whirlpools of discarded plastic refuse, some as big as Texas. And the plastic bag is being fingered as a key culprit. But thanks to worldwide efforts, the scourge of the ocean may be slowing.
Put a stop to unsightly and polluting plastic bottle throwaways by joining or supporting RefillMyBottle. The story, objectives and operations of this ingenious scheme is narrated by Lauren Groves.