Plastic waste is a serious global problem. It is worse in developing countries like Sierra Leone where waste management is still a challenge. In order to address improper waste disposal and subsequently reduce or get rid of plastic waste, everybody must put hands on deck. Becoming environmentally conscious…

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A Round Table Discussion on Marine Environment Pollution in Sri Lanka” was organized by the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka(INSSSL) on 11th October.

Dr. Terney Pradeep Kumara, the General Manager-Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) at Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy, highlighted the gravity of marine…

Read more: Sri Lankan Marine Environment under Serious Threat, Marine environment expert warns at the National Security Think Tank

I recently came across a report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which said plastic rubbish could outweigh fish in the oceans by the year 2050.


The ocean's health is threatened in numerous ways by the presence of plastic, writes BARBARA THOMSON

This alarming report highlights that as South…

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Coca-Cola has given itself 12 years to recycle the equivalent of every bottle it sells around the world.

In East Africa, the beverage giant is attempting to self-regulate while faced with a government threat to ban plastic bottles and restrictions on plastic waste imports in China.

Coke which…

Read more: East Africa plastic manufacturing plants step up recycling efforts

Up to 13 million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean each year, threatening marine life and polluting shorelines. That’s the equivalent of a garbage truck emptying its rubbish into the sea every minute.

Plastic is interlaced with nearly every aspect of human life, from plastic bags and…

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Cape Town - Concerned environmentalists warn that plastic pollution in the oceans is so pervasive that even the deepest place on Earth, the Mariana Trench, which is more than 10000m below sea level, has been affected, says the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

At least 6000 tons of waste…

Read more: Only 16% of SA plastic recycled - WWF