Monday, 18 October 2021

Tag Archives: plastic pollution

World Consumer Rights Day; Tackle plastic pollution

LONDON: With the aim to raise global awareness about consumer rights and needs, World Consumer Rights Day is observed every year on March 15, since 1983. The day was inspired by President John F Kennedy’s special message to the US Congress on March 15, 1962. Kennedy addressed the issue of ...

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Plastic pollution flowing into oceans to triple by 2040

SINGAPORE: The amount of plastic waste flowing into the ocean and killing marine life could triple in the next 20 years, unless companies and governments can drastically reduce plastic production, a new study published on said. Single-use plastic consumption has increased during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the International Solid ...

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Unilever to halve use of new plastic

THE HAGUE: Anglo-Dutch commercial giant Unilever said Monday it will cut its use of new plastic by half by 2025 as pressure grows on multinational companies to do more for the environment. The firm, which owns brands including Dove soap, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and Marmite, would cut annual ...

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G20 agrees marine plastic pollution deal

TOKYO: The Group of 20 major economies said they agreed a deal to reduce plastic waste that is choking the seas at a meeting in Japan. Under the agreement, G20 member countries committed to reducing plastic waste but gave little detail on how that would be done. They added that ...

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