Two Australian surfers are on a mission to stop plastic pollution in the ocean. They've developed a floating trash can that filters and collects garbage that has made its way into the sea.
Global waste growth will outpace population growth by 2050, with most of the trash being generated in urban areas. The World Bank says urgent action is needed to prevent untreated waste from clogging the streets.
Around 1,000 tons of trash flows down the Rhine River and is dumped into the ocean every year. Armed with garbage bags and sturdy gloves, volunteers in 58 cities along the famous river decided to do something about it.
A year ago, Kenya banned plastic bags and introduced the toughest rules in the book to punish anyone caught making, selling or using them. Have these measures worked?
With its stunning beaches, the Indonesian island of Bali draws tourists from around the world. But plastics are spoiling the view, spurring locals to take action — from production to disposal.
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