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Blogs about the issue of plastic pollution and what we can do to help reduce it.

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UN resolution on ocean plastic

UN resolution on ocean plastic
‚ÄčThe UN has agreed on a resolution - that no plastic waste should enter the oceans - at all. The resolution places a (non-binding) commitment on every nation, to stop any plastic waste going into the oceans.Unfortunately, this resolution, while showing progress to solving this global issue, is non-binding, and has no schedule or timetable. Thi...
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MAY
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DIY toothbrushing - without plastic.

DIY toothbrushing - without plastic.
I recently started making my own toothpaste. It's satisfying. And it fills me with the energy of The Toothbrushing Song we used to sing at primary school. There's nothing quite like using something you've made yourself, especially when it does the job well. And if it's better for the planet than how you did it before, that's even more gratifyi...
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SEP
02
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680 tonnes of tiny, toxic bits of plastic.

680 tonnes of tiny, toxic bits of plastic.
Those gritty bits in our body wash and face scrub are a problem, and we've known it for a long time. Finally, it's looking like the UK might be able to ban one of the biggest ocean pollutants - and one that, actually, could be relatively easy to get rid of. Microbeads need to stop.The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee put out a report ...
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