plastic waste

Waste Watchers
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Rasa Kaye
November 07, 2019 - 3:04 pm
Recycling is an ongoing challenge, especially at big public events. Garbage going in — in the form of single-use plastics — definitely means more garbage coming out. But some event organizers are spearheading disposal in the right direction. Read more here.
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In this file photo dated March 28, 2019, the sign for a Holiday Inn in New York.
Jenny Kane/AP Photo, file
July 30, 2019 - 10:07 am
LONDON (AP) — The fight to save the seas from plastic waste may mean the end for mini bottles of shampoo and other toiletries that hotel guests love to stuff into their luggage. The owner of Holiday Inn and InterContinental Hotels says Tuesday that its nearly 843,000 guest rooms are switching to...
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A container filled with plastic waste from Australia is seen on May 28, 2019 in Port Klang, west of Kuala Lumpur.
Moh Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images via CNN
May 28, 2019 - 6:41 pm
By Ushar Daniele and Helen Regan, CNN (CNN) - - Malaysia will return 450 tonnes of contaminated plastic waste to the countries that shipped it, in a refusal to become a dumping ground for the world's trash. Nine shipping containers at Port Klang, west of Kuala Lumpur, on Tuesday were found to...
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Dead whale in Indonesia had swallowed 1,000 pieces of plastic
WWF-Indonesia/Kartika Sumolang via CNN
November 21, 2018 - 8:41 am
By Jack Guy, CNN (CNN) -- In just the latest reminder of the dangers of pollution in our oceans, a dead whale in Indonesia has been found with 13.2 pounds (six kilograms) of plastic waste in its stomach. The 31.17-foot sperm whale was found near Kapota Island in Wakatobi National Park, southeast of...
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Disney Magic Kingdom
Duncan/Disney Parks via Getty Images/ CNN
July 26, 2018 - 6:37 pm
By Lindsey Ellefson (CNN) - - The Walt Disney Company plans to eliminate single-use plastic straws and plastic stirrers at all Disney-owned and operated locations by the middle of 2019, the company announced Thursday in a news release. Disney's ban on plastic straws follows similar decisions from...
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