Recent News Headlines: Plastic

RESEARCHERS RACE TO MAKE BIOPLASTICS FROM STRAW AND FOOD WASTE


But the bioplastics are currently significantly more expensive to make than fossil fuel-based plastics... READ MORE

5th July, 2018 225

WOOLWORTH'S PLASTIC BAG BAN STARTS TODAY; HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW


Shoppers at Woolworths stores will no longer be given free single-use plastic bags from today as part of a new ban introduced by the retail giant... READ MORE

20th June, 2018 0

ARE WE HEADED FOR A CALIFORNIA BREAKUP?


TheShortList California to vote on 3-way split, World Cup heads to U.S. and male plastic surgery on the rise... READ MORE

14th June, 2018 113

MY DAUGHTER AND I PADDLED 22 MILES, PICKING UP PLASTIC. HERES WHAT WE FOUND


Personally, the madness truly hit home when I found a sealed plastic packet of smoked salmon floating in Salcombe estuary a few years ago... READ MORE

13th June, 2018 2205

THE PLANET IS ON EDGE OF A GLOBAL PLASTIC CALAMITY


That's why United Nations Environment is now focusing on a simple yet ambitious goal beat plastic pollution... READ MORE

5th June, 2018 9610

THE RISE OF NON-INVASIVE PLASTIC SURGERIES IN SOUTH KOREA


When people try to look young, the first option is make-up and skincare, and the next is non-invasive surgeries... READ MORE

20th May, 2018 71

13 USEFUL, SUSTAINABLE THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU NEEDED


Get the Epica Stainless Steel Countertop Composter on Amazon for 22.95 7... READ MORE

21st April, 2018 715

'PLASTIC IS LITERALLY EVERYWHERE': THE EPIDEMIC ATTACKING AUSTRALIA'S OCEANS


South Australians have been returning plastics and other items since 1977... READ MORE

16th April, 2018 8147

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A MILLION BOTTLES A MINUTE: WORLD'S PLASTIC BINGE 'AS DANGEROUS AS CLIMATE CHANGE'


Greenpeace said the big six drinks companies had to do more to increase the recycled content of their plastic bottles... READ MORE

28th June, 2017 117680

DROP IN PLASTIC BAGS LITTERING BRITISH SEAS LINKED TO INTRODUCTION OF 5P CHARGE


Ireland and Denmark were the first two countries to bring in levies for plastic bags from shops in 2003, followed by slew of other European countries... READ MORE

5th April, 2018 8869

EMAN AHMED, ONCE WORLD'S HEAVIEST WOMAN, PASSES AWAY IN ABU DHABI HOSPITAL


Reuters Photo Egyptian national Eman Ahmed, who had been undergoing treatment for weight loss, passed away in Abu Dhabi's Burjeel hospital... READ MORE

25th September, 2017 6615

'IT'S JUST BEEN SO PAINFUL': WOMAN WARNS AGAINST LIP-FILLER HOUSE PARTIES AFTER MEDICAL CRISIS


Despite the ordeal, Jenna says she's not against lip augmentation and may even get lip-filler injections in the future... READ MORE

27th July, 2017 6031

ENGLAND'S PLASTIC BAG USAGE DROPS 85% SINCE 5P CHARGE INTRODUCED


England's plastic bag usage drops 85 percent since 5p charge introduced... READ MORE

30th July, 2016 3506

TESCO TO TRIAL A PHASE-OUT OF SINGLE-USE 5P PLASTIC BAGS


Online shoppers also have the choice of the 5p bags or no bags at all and 57 percent now choose bagless deliveries, Tesco has said... READ MORE

25th May, 2017 2828

'EXTREME MAKEOVER' DEATH SPARKS CORONER'S WARNING TO MEDICAL TOURISTS


Overweight and self-conscious 31-year-old Leigh Aiple died after paying more than 35,000 for a plastic surgery package in Malaysia, prompting warnings to other medical tourists... READ MORE

29th December, 2017 2030

COSMETIC GYNECOLOGY ON THE RISE IN CANADA


Cosmetic gynecology Surgeries on the rise amid questions about whether they help women... READ MORE

25th June, 2017 2012

TESCO CRITICISED FOR DEDUCTING ?3.4M FROM PLASTIC BAG TAX CHARITY DONATIONS


Government data reveals Tesco deducted administration costs from plastic bag sales, unlike other major supermarkets, angering senior MPs... READ MORE

7th September, 2017 1907

WHEN DESIGNERS MAKE EXPENSIVE VERSIONS OF CHEAP THINGS


So let's take a look at some of the other times something cheap influenced the world of fashion Designer paper bag... READ MORE

19th April, 2017 1872

WILL A 25P CHARGE CHANGE BRITAIN'S THROWAWAY COFFEE CUP CULTURE?


Instead most of his takeaway customers are served in normal disposable cups... READ MORE

5th January, 2018 1648

FRESH CALLS FOR NATIONWIDE PLASTIC BAG BAN


South Australia banned the use of disposable plastic bags in 2009... READ MORE

10th October, 2015 1632

CHINA'S INFORMAL ARMY OF RECYCLERS KEEP PLASTIC BOTTLES OUT OF LANDFILL


There's very little thought of the environmental impact of plastic bottles in China... READ MORE

29th June, 2017 1183

ENGLAND'S SHOPPERS SAY GOODBYE TO FREE PLASTIC BAGS


English shoppers face a 5p charge for plastic carrier bags from today as part of a government scheme to reduce litter and protect wildlife... READ MORE

5th October, 2015 1061

SO YOU WANT TO BE A CLIMATE CAMPAIGNER? HERE'S HOW


Climate change, endangered primates and life as an elephant - green news roundup... READ MORE

23rd January, 2017 778

THERESA MAY DEFENDS GREEN PLAN AS CRITICS SAY IT IS TOO SLOW AND VAGUE


Environmental groups welcome ambition but say 25-year promises must be backed by force of law, money and new watchdog... READ MORE

11th January, 2018 743

INDONESIA: PLASTIC TAX TO CURB RUBBISH DUMPED IN RIVERS


About 187 million tonnes of plastic waste is dumped into the country's waters, placing Indonesia... READ MORE

15th September, 2016 684

ALLERGAN TO BUY ACELITY'S TISSUE UNIT LIFECELL FOR $2.9 BILLION


The products will support Allergan's portfolio of medical aesthetics, breast implants and tissue expanders, the company said... READ MORE

21st December, 2016 674

PENSIONER ACCUSED OF EATING ALLEGED VICTIMS 'MAY HAVE MURDERED 10 MORE'


Russian pensioner and suspected cannibal Tamara Samsonova 'may be responsible for 10 more murders'... READ MORE

11th August, 2015 619

'ADD SPICE TO YOUR WIFE': MEN'S CHARITY SHUTS AMID SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS


Presidents Club closes after undercover reporter alleges groping and harassment at charity event... READ MORE

24th January, 2018 619

MICROPLASTICS KILLING FISH BEFORE THEY REACH REPRODUCTIVE AGE, STUDY FINDS


Fish are being killed, and prevented from reaching maturity, by the litter of plastic particles finding their way into the world's oceans, new research has proved... READ MORE

3rd June, 2016 598

'I AM SACRIFICING MY LIFE TO TRIGGER CONCERN ABOUT PLASTIC IN INDIA'


Environmentalist Jawahar Kumaran killed himself and left a video protesting about 'toxic plastic'... READ MORE

22nd November, 2016 584

WOMAN'S BREAST IMPLANTS HELD 1.5KG OF COCAINE, SAY COLOMBIAN AIRPORT POLICE


A Honduran woman carrying 1.5kg 3.3lb of liquid cocaine in breast implants was arrested at the airport in Colombia's capital Bogota police said... READ MORE

20th June, 2015 532

HOW THE MANCHESTER ARENA ATTACK UNFOLDED


Parents and others tried to identify loved ones until security guards ushered everyone out... READ MORE

24th May, 2017 532

HOW THE MANCHESTER ARENA ATTACK UNFOLDED


Parents and others tried to identify loved ones until security guards ushered everyone out... READ MORE

24th May, 2017 532

HOW THE MANCHESTER ARENA ATTACK UNFOLDED


Parents and others tried to identify loved ones until security guards ushered everyone out... READ MORE

24th May, 2017 532

PANTHERS' GREG OLSEN -- AN NJ CHAMP WITH HIS DAD -- KEEPS FAMILY FIRST


This is the pinnacle of sports I think, Chris Olsen said... READ MORE

28th January, 2016 401

YOUR BAG FOR LIFE DOESN'T HAVE TO CARRY A FOOD POISONING RISK. HERE'S WHAT TO DO


Even wrapped raw foods such as pre-packed fresh meat or fish may have traces of harmful bugs on the outside of the packaging... READ MORE

7th October, 2017 328

TURKISH AIRLINES PLANE IN EMERGENCY LANDING IN MOROCCO AFTER BOMB THREAT


Turkish Airlines plane in emergency landing in Morocco after bomb threat... READ MORE

30th March, 2015 234

SIX THINGS WE KNOW ABOUT THE PLASTIC BAG CHARGE IN ENGLAND


For example, discount greetings cards retailer Card Factory chopped the handles off thousands of its carrier bags... READ MORE

6th April, 2016 212


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