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G20 to tackle ocean plastic waste as...

G20 to tackle ocean plastic waste as...

World

Thu, Jun 13 2019

Images of plastic debris-strewn beaches and dead animals with stomachs full of plastic have sparked outrage,...

Plastic not fantastic

Plastic not fantastic

Editorial

Fri, Jun 7 2019

Reckless plastic pollution and mismanagement of plastic waste recycling is causing massive problems

World Environment Day: Scientists warn...

World Environment Day: Scientists warn...

Environment

Tue, Jun 4 2019

Plastics release 860m tons of CO2 in 2019, equal to CO2 emissions from 189 coal-fired 500MW power...

Infographic: Malaysia to return 3,000...

Infographic: Malaysia to return 3,000...

South Asia

Sat, Jun 1 2019

Malaysia is to send around 3,000 tonnes of contaminated plastic waste back to the wealthy countries that...

Malaysia to send 3,000 tons of plastic...

Malaysia to send 3,000 tons of plastic...

South Asia

Tue, May 28 2019

Dozens of recycling factories have cropped up in Malaysia, many without operating licences, and communities...

Reduce, reuse, recycle

Reduce, reuse, recycle

Editorial

Tue, May 28 2019

This is not the sort of increase that Bangladesh should be proud of

The perils of plastic

The perils of plastic

Shafayat Nazam Rasul

Fri, May 17 2019

It’s a bigger culprit in warming the planet than aviation

Infographic: Plastic found littering...

Infographic: Plastic found littering...

World

Tue, May 14 2019

Plastic waste has been found on the seafloor during a record-breaking dive by an American explorer

NatGeo launches largest all-woman Ganges...

NatGeo launches largest all-woman Ganges...

World

Tue, May 7 2019

It is the first of several international river expeditions planned as part of National Geographic’s...

An immersive experience

An immersive experience

D2

Mon, Apr 29 2019

National Geographic’s new editorial on plastic takes you on a journey

China plastic waste ban throws global...

China plastic waste ban throws global...

East Asia

Wed, Apr 24 2019

For many years, China received the bulk of scrap plastic from around the world, processing much of it...

Plastic microparticles threaten unique...

Plastic microparticles threaten unique...

World

Fri, Mar 22 2019

Those microparticles, often from waste discarded in big cities from other countries and even...

No time to waste

No time to waste

Editorial

Mon, Dec 17 2018

Why are factories still allowed to use our rivers as their personal trash cans?

Coke, Pepsi, Nestle top makers of plastic...

Coke, Pepsi, Nestle top makers of plastic...

Environment

Tue, Oct 9 2018

Overall, the most common type of plastic found was polystyrene, which goes into packaging and foam coffee...

PM: Use jute bags, reject plastic

PM: Use jute bags, reject plastic

Bangladesh

Wed, Jul 18 2018

She was speaking at a World Environment Day function, Tree Fair and Campaign for Tree Plantation, at...

India's Uttar Pradesh bans plastic,...

India's Uttar Pradesh bans plastic,...

South Asia

Fri, Jul 6 2018

The majority of India's 29 states have a full or partial ban

EU moves to ban single-use

EU moves to ban single-use

World

Sun, Jun 10 2018

Under the proposal, single-use plastic products with readily available alternatives will be banned and...

Beating plastic pollution, saving...

Beating plastic pollution, saving...

Magazine

Tue, Jun 5 2018

Steps must be taken to tackle arguably one of the biggest environmental concerns of the century

POBA: Bangladesh witnesses an 80 fold...

POBA: Bangladesh witnesses an 80 fold...

Environment

Sun, Apr 22 2018

POBA says use of plastics has risen to 1,200,000 metric tons in 2018 compared to just 15 thousand metric...

Researchers accidentally engineer plastic-eating...

Researchers accidentally engineer plastic-eating...

Science

Tue, Apr 17 2018

More than eight million tons of plastic are dumped into the world's oceans every year, and concern is...

Island of plastic debris in Pacific...

Island of plastic debris in Pacific...

Environment

Fri, Mar 23 2018

The research using aerial images revealed the mass of trash is much denser - as much as 16 times more...