A decade ago, Rwanda became an environmental pioneer by banning plastic bags and packaging — inspiring other African nations to follow suit.
Five of the G7 nations, without the US and Japan, have agreed to an ocean plastics charter. But will such non-binding measures be enough for the world's industrialized countries to beat plastic pollution together?
Ironically, organic fruit and vegetables are often packaged and labeled with plastic. But such unnecessary packaging and plastic stickers could be replaced by an innovative laser mark. Will it catch on?
A veterinary team in Thailand tried in vain to rescue a pilot whale after it came to grief in a channel in the country's south. An autopsy revealed 80 plastic bags clogging up its guts.
Fashion firms are tapping into growing public outrage at plastic pollution by offering snazzy garments made from old water bottles and other waste. But will it catch on — and can it make a difference?
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