With a population of more than a billion, India generates a huge amount of waste. Little of it is recycled. A number of start-ups are developing ways to tackle the problem.
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?
The EU wants to outlaw single-use plastic items. But Germany's Environmental Minister Svenja Schulze thinks recycling efforts need improving. So what will actually help keep the environment clean?
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?
The EU has proposed banning some everyday plastic products, citing the growing amount of harmful plastic litter in the oceans. But without proper action in Asia, the world's plastic problem is unlikely to go away.
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