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10bn tonne plastic pollution bomb ticking away globally – Study

Plastic pollution

Humans have to date produced a staggering 10 billion tonnes of plastic – of which about six billion tonnes is now plastic waste in landfill sites or polluting the open environment. Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: DW.com In its new report titled: “The Truth Behind Trash: The scale and impact of the ...

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Activists flay South Africa’s decline of support for global plastic ban treaty

Plastic pollution

A Mail & Guardian exposé on Monday, June 21, 2021, revealed that the South African government plans to reject a new proposed global treaty on plastics. According to a leaked document, the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries is afraid that the plastic ban will make it harder for the country to, among other things, capitalise on the plastic waste trade. Plastic ...

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