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UK Plan to Tackle Plastic Waste Threat
Offbeat  (tags: Household Waste/Trash, Plastics, Environment, Recycling, UK )


- 574 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A four-point plan for tackling plastic waste has been outlined by the Environment Secretary Michael Gove. He told BBC News that he wants to reduce the amount of plastic used in the UK, and to make it simpler for people to recycle.
Seven Charts That Explain the Plastic Pollution Problem
Offbeat  (tags: pollution, destruction, animals, plastics, environment, marine life )


- 583 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Marine life is facing "irreparable damage" from the millions of tonnes of plastic waste which ends up in the oceans each year, the United Nations has warned.
Urban Bees Using Plastic to Build Nests
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, bees, leaf-cutter bees, nest building, plastics )

Beatrice
- 1991 days ago - projectavalon.net
In Toronto, bees were observed using shreds of plastic bags or dollops of polyurethane sealant to construct some of their nests. Leafcutter bees don't form hives like honey bees. Instead, solitary females stitch together nests, usually from plant material
Plastic Packing Straps Killing Sea Animals
Offbeat  (tags: plastic, sea lions, marine rescue, plastics, pollution, humans, killing sea animals )

Simone
- 3361 days ago - all-creatures.org
We tried for over a month to rescue this sea lion. We tried using the floating net technique, paddling up in a kayak, approaching from a boat. But nothing worked, she eluded rescue each time. Having other sea lions on the buoy with her complicated this
Green Message for the Kids
Offbeat  (tags: message, green lifestyle, TV personality, Malaysia, kids, books, Environmentally Conscious, Eco Kids, travel, plastics )

Naoko
- 3403 days ago - thestar.com.my
Every parents wants their kids to have the best - the best education, the best food, the best toys and naturally, the best life. So it isn't surprising that after the birth of her son Merjaan a couple of years ago, TV personality Asha Gill began to fret
Plastic Sorting Robot Developed
Offbeat  (tags: robot, plastics, plastic bottles, sort, recycle, Japan, Osaka University, IDEC Corp, Mitsubishi )

Naoko
- 3424 days ago - asahi.com
A robot which can sort plastics left in garbage by using different types of laser beams has been developed by researchers.
Pictured: The Astonishing Collection of Everyday Plastic Items Swallowed By a Single Albatross
Offbeat  (tags: plastics, albatross, rubbish, killing marine life )

Simone
- 3683 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
At first glance this collection of bright plastic toothbrushes and bottle tops looks like a colourful mosaic. But astonishingly all these pieces were found in the stomach of a dead fledgling Laysan albatross. The stark image is on the cover of today's
   

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