Plastic pollution

Plastic count – only 17% of plastic waste is recycled

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Plastic count reveals that only 17% of plastic waste is recycled. Greenpeace has found in crunching the numbers from its recent Big Plastic Count, based on over 220,000 supporter returns, the following key results: UK households are using almost 1.7 billion pieces of plastic every week – that’s around 90 billion a year Only 17% …

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Plastics Treaty talks close with insufficient progress

Plastics Treaty talks closes with insufficient progress Friends of the Earth International reports. The fourth session of negotiations towards a Global Plastics Treaty closed early on 30 April with disappointment and determination for the fight against plastics. Whilst there was progress on substantial negotiations in Ottawa, countries are leaving with a treaty text that is …

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