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Plastic waste can be used as raw material for detergents

We’ve managed to accumulate so much plastic trash that it’s daunting to think about what could be done with the tons upon tons of...

Tackling Plastic Waste with Sustainable Construction

As the world grapples with the growing problem of plastic waste, one Karachi-based startup has taken a unique approach to tackle the issue while...

UN agrees to create ‘historic’ global treaty on plastic trash

The United Nations (UN) on Wednesday agreed to start negotiating a world-first global treaty on plastic pollution in what has been hailed a watershed...

Scientists convert plastic waste into vanilla flavouring

In the next stage, scientists will try to further tweak the bacteria to increase the conversion rate further.

Turkey bans most plastic imports

Turkey's trade ministry said on Tuesday it removed polyethylene plastic - used in shopping bags and many forms of packaging - from the list of polymers allowed into the country as of July 3

Pandemic-waste plastics are threatening the planet

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unmanageable levels of biomedical plastic wastes, researchers warn.

WATCH: Students build electric car from recycled material

The bright yellow, sporty two-seater which the students named ‘Luca’, can reach a top speed of 90 kilometres (56 miles) per hour and has a reach of 220 kilometres when fully charged

KP govt sets up plant for producing LPG from plastic waste

Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information Kamran Khan Bangash inaugurated the plant.

Nigerian artist turns plastic waste into fashion to raise awareness

Her products are made of 20% leather and around 80% plastic waste.

Indian school demands waste plastic as ‘fees’

'Until last year schooling was completely without charge, but the school decided to introduce the plastic "fee" after a plea to parents to take part in a recycling scheme fell on deaf ears'

Big brands revisit the milkman model to cut plastic pollution

Called Loop and announced at the World Economic Forum, it delivers products such as orange juice, shampoo and laundry detergent in reusable glass and metal bottles to shopper doorsteps and retrieves the empties for cleaning and reuse

Plastic waste in Antarctica reveals scale of global pollution: Greenpeace

OSLO: Plastic waste and toxic chemicals found in remote parts of the Antarctic this year add to evidence that pollution is spreading to the...

UK corporate giants sign pact to cut plastic waste

LONDON: More than 40 British companies including major retailers and soft drinks companies on Thursday pledged to eliminate unneccessary plastic packaging as part of...

Researchers accidentally engineer plastic-eating enzyme

Researchers in the US and Britain have accidentally engineered an enzyme which eats plastic and may eventually help solve the growing problem of plastic...

UK plans to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2042

LONDON: Britain plans to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste within 25 years, Prime Minister Theresa May will announce Thursday as part of long-term plans...