Indonesia's love of cheap, single-use plastic is wreaking havoc on the environment.
The use of plastic bags is on the decline in Germany, but the 64% decrease since 2015 doesn't go far enough for Environment Minister Svenja Schulze. Her department has drafted a bill to ban them completely.
Electronic music duo Matmos made their latest album using sounds made from plastic waste, like trash bags and even a police riot shield. Plastic Anniversary draws our attention to the terror and beauty of the material.
As the world celebrates International Plastic Bag Free Day, a growing number of countries are using legislation to eradicate these single-use items. It's time Germany joined the list, says DW's Tamsin Walker.
Nine deer have been found dead at a popular city wildlife park in western Japan after they swallowed plastic rubbish. The free-roaming animals became emaciated after gorging on plastic litter that filled their stomachs.
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