REGIONBUSINESSLIVE.NEWS: Top and Breaking News 20:56 2019-10-09

Botched lip fillers could have blinded woman, plastic surgeon warns

A woman was nearly blinded after a botched filler was injected into her arteries which saw her lips swell up and burst, causing her to swallow the solution. Mikayla Stutchbery, 24, regularly got Botox and lip fillers, as...

Botched lip fillers could have blinded woman, plastic surgeon warns

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Plastic surgeon warns against 'medical tourism' after third plastic surgery-related death in Dominican Republic A plastic surgeon warned Thursday against traveling abroad for cosmetic surgeries following the death of a New York woman who had sought a procedure in the Dominican Republic, marking the third such fatality in the Caribbean country in recent weeks....
20:14 2019-07-11

Breast implants should come with ‘illness’ warning: plastic surgeon Breast implant illness may not be a medically recognized condition, but some surgeons say the cosmetic procedure should now come with a warning. Those who claim to suffer from the mysterious illness report symptoms that mimic other autoimmune disorde...
02:28 2019-07-23

Florida man pleads guilty to blowtorch torture of plastic surgeon A Florida man has confessed to kidnapping a plastic surgeon whom he tortured with a blowtorch in an attempt to extort him, officials said. Justin Boccio, 34, pleaded guilty Thursday in the scheme to abduct the unidentified doctor from a Walmart parki...
17:14 2019-09-27

Don't Shower With Your Contacts In, Man Blinded by Eye Parasites Warns A UK reporter’s harrowing story of losing sight in his right eye is sure to terrify anyone who’s been lax about contact lens hygiene. He contracted a rare parasitic infection, likely as a result of showering with his contacts in. The costly mistake r...
23:42 2019-07-11

U.S. surgeon general warns teens, pregnant women against pot U.S. health officials are issuing a national warning against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize some forms of the drug's use....
18:28 2019-08-29

Surgeon General Warns America That 21st-Century Weed Can Really Fuck You Up The Surgeon General issued a very somber advisory to the people of the United States on Thursday: Weed may be legal in a lot of states now, but if you’re pregnant or a kid, you should stay away from it. Sage advice, to be sure.Read more......
01:14 2019-08-30

Surgeon general warns pregnant women, teens about marijuana risks Concerned that pregnant women and young people are becoming more likely to use marijuana, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Thursday sounded a “national alarm” about the drug’s harmful effects on the developing brain. Marijuana use during pregnanc...
23:42 2019-08-29

Woman temporarily blinded by allergy to hair dye A young woman was temporarily blinded when an allergic reaction to hair dye caused her face to balloon to triple the size, according to a report. Steph O’Dell, of Milton Keynes, England, spent five days in the hospital thanks to an allergy to p...
17:42 2019-08-08

Surgeon separates woman’s skull from rest of skeleton in radical procedure It had been two months since Ruth Bobeczko fractured her neck while vacuuming and had a screw put in to fix it, but the pain was too much for her to even leave the house. She returned to her surgeon, who allegedly said it was because she wasn’t worki...
23:56 2019-09-06

Woman who wore contact lenses while showering, swimming nearly blinded in one eye from rare infection Heads up, contact lens wearers: A woman in England was nearly blinded in one eye after contracting a serious but rare infection likely caused by wearing her contact lenses in the pool and shower. ...
22:14 2019-07-18

Woman dies after botched 21st-birthday nose job An Italian woman died of complications from the nose job she got for her 21st birthday, according to new reports. Maria Chiara Mete got a rhinoplasty — or nose reshaping — procedure done at the private Casa del Sole clinic in Fromia, in the province ...
18:00 2019-07-16

Woman claims botched 'at-home' tattoo landed her in hospital A 20-year-old woman who settled for a cheap tattoo after being told her selected parlor was fully booked said she will always “completely regret it” after she landed in the hospital with a massive infection....
19:56 2019-05-23

Utah woman Donnamay Brockbank bled to death after botched heart surgery: suit The family of a Utah woman who died during bypass surgery is suing the hospital, alleging that doctors left an open tube from her heart — causing her to bleed out into a garbage can, according to a report. Donnamay Brockbank underwent surgery i...
19:56 2019-07-19

Meet the Woman Sailing Around the World to Raise Awareness About Plastic Pollution The first time self-described “ocean advocate” Emily Penn was confronted by the magnitude of the plastic pollution problem was during an international sailing expedition 10 years ago. She spotted bits of debris, things like toothbrushes, ...
07:14 2019-06-07

Plastic wrapped in plastic: the wasteful reality of America's grocery stores On a shopping trip to Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and other leading markets, plastic feels more plentiful than the food itselfWhere does your plastic go? Revealing America’s dirty secretThe seven ways you’re recycling wrongA bundle of six small brie ch...
07:28 2019-06-20

Chemicals, plastic makers to focus on curbing SE Asia plastic waste A global alliance of plastic makers and consumer goods companies said on Tuesday it would prioritize much of its $1 billion funds to curb plastic waste in Southeast Asia....
00:00 2019-08-28

Canary Wharf goes plastic-free: 3,600 new homes set to take advantage of new community scheme which sees plastic use cut dramatically The eco-drive includes recycling coffee grounds to use as fuel, a special bin to catch debris and plans for driverless cars to be introduced alongside the new development....
11:00 2019-07-08

Japan wraps everything in plastic. Now it wants to fight against plastic pollution. Japan wants collective action to tackle the ocean plastic crisis at next week’s G-20 summit, although the country still has an obsession with plastic packaging.  ...
19:14 2019-06-18

Mets fan says he was nearly blinded by T-shirt cannon They’re breaking hearts and busting eyes. A longtime Mets fan is suing the team after he was knocked unconscious by a T-shirt cannon which nearly blinded him when it socked him in the face, according to NBC News. Alex Swanson was at Citi Field ...
11:00 2019-10-02

Plastic, plastic everywhere but not for African recyclers A sea of crumpled bottles spills across the courtyard of Lucy Luo Minghui's new $44 million plastic recycling factory in Nairobi, where plastic waste litters roadsides and clogs rivers. Yet, she can't get enough to sustain her business....
14:56 2019-08-09

How ‘Blinded by the Light’ writer got Springsteen’s attention In his 1984 track “No Surrender,” Bruce Springsteen famously wrote, “We learned more from a three-minute record, baby, than we ever learned in school.” Sarfraz Manzoor knows that feeling. Growing up as one of four siblings in the grim, post-industria...
01:14 2019-08-13

Blow out your knee? Hope your surgeon’s got a VR headset Enlarge (credit: Getty | AFP) With all due respect to games, porn, and lion kings, virtual reality's killer app might just be saving lives. At a Stanford-affiliated children's hospital, pediatric cardiologists use an interactive virtual heart to he...
14:14 2019-08-10

Your Surgeon’s Childhood Hobbies May Affect Your Health Medical schools are noticing a decline in students’ dexterity, possibly from spending time swiping screens rather than developing fine motor skills through woodworking and sewing....
10:14 2019-05-30

| Murray questioned top surgeon's credentials before surgery Andy Murray has revealed that he asked the royal family's surgeon about her credentials, prior to going under the knife to repair a persistent hip injury....
15:28 2019-06-18

Factbox: Guatemalan former first lady, surgeon in run-off for presidency Guatemalans on Sunday vote in a second round run-off election for a new president who is likely to face a major challenge coping with a deal signed with Washington in July to turn the country into a buffer zone to stem migration....
08:42 2019-08-11

Mets fan sues team after he says he was nearly blinded by a T-shirt cannon A New York Mets fan said he's suing the team he loves after injuring his eye and being knocked unconscious from a T-shirt cannon during a June game.       ...
22:00 2019-10-03

Blinded By The Light's Gurinder Chadha on Sikhs and Springsteen As the director of Bend It Like Beckham, Gurinder Chadha is no stranger to making quirky but inspirational films. That’s a trend she continues with Blinded By The Light, which finds a British-Pakistani kid struggling to find himself in late ‘80s Engl...
22:00 2019-08-12

Bjorn Thorbjarnarson, Surgeon to Warhol and the Shah, Dies at 98 Warhol’s death in New York after undergoing surgery put him at the center of a lawsuit, but a later investigation suggested he and a hospital had not been at fault....
02:56 2019-10-11

Heart surgeon and author reveals how he once set fire to patient Samer Nashef, author of The Angina Monologues, tells of coronary bypass that didn’t go to planIt was a routine heart operation which was all going smoothly until one thing led to another and the surgeon set fire to his patient.The alarming but entert...
18:56 2019-10-10

The Challenge's Theo Campbell Is Blinded After Champagne Cork Accident For British reality TV star Theo Campbell, it really is unfortunately all fun and games until someone loses an eye. Campbell, who starred on Love Island in 2017 and will compete on the......
08:28 2019-08-28

Bard of Blood, Criminal, Blinded by the Light, and More on Netflix in September Bard of Blood, Criminal, Zodiac, Blinded by the Light, The Politician, Between Two Ferns, Ghostbusters, Silver Linings Playbook, and more - the TV shows and films to check out on Netflix India in......
15:42 2019-09-03

Venezuelan teen blinded by police rubber bullets at protest A Venezuelan teenager was left blind after police fired over 50 rubber bullets at his face as they dispersed a group of people protesting shortages of cooking gas in the border state of Tachira, his mother and a doctor said on Tuesday....
10:14 2019-07-03

You don’t need to love Springsteen to like the thoughtful crowd-pleaser Blinded By The Light Blinded By The Light is the latest in what writer-director Gurinder Chadha calls her “genially subversive” filmography, made up of feel-good movies that also tackle difficult topics like racism, sexism, class, and cultural divides. Based on the real-...
22:00 2019-08-12

Blinded By The Light star: 'I can't listen to the charts now I've heard The Boss' The star of a new film telling the true story of a British Pakistani journalist inspired to write by the music of Bruce Springsteen has joked that current chart music "no longer has any meaning" now that he too has discovered The Boss....
01:28 2019-08-07

Celebrity surgeon went 'all in' on $180 million Bel Air mansion, then came the high-end housing glut The high-end real estate market is suffering, with a glut of overbuilt and overpriced mansions in many of the country's most affluent ZIP codes....
18:42 2019-05-22

Stephen Colbert on Ben Carson: ‘Not a rocket scientist, only a brain surgeon’ Late-night hosts poked fun at the housing secretary’s Oreo error and the possibility of Trump’s case being seen by Merrick GarlandLate-night hosts focused on Donald Trump’s latest failure in court and the prospect of one of his cases being seen by th...
19:42 2019-05-22

Surgeon gives life-changing gift to high school graduates They knew they were going to leave with their high school diplomas, but they never expected this incredible gift.        ...
07:14 2019-09-20

4 Women With Lives Scarred by Genital Cutting: Could a Surgeon Heal Them? Over 200 million women and girls alive today have been circumcised. Four of them shared with The Times their pain, emotional trauma and sexual struggles — and their journey to feel whole....
10:00 2019-05-24

A man needed his right eye removed after a deadly drug-resistant fungal infection blinded it CDC PHIL A fungus called candida auris is spreading around the world at an alarming rate because it is resistant to drug treatments. In a recent case study, a man with HIV and syphilis went blind in his right eye. His doctor discovered it was becaus...
02:42 2019-09-12

Bruce Springsteen Holds the Key to Salvation for a British Teen in Blinded By the Light Bruce Springsteen has been a worldwide, stadium-filling superstar for so long now that it’s easy to forget that many of us first heard his music in far more intimate settings, spinning on a record player late at night or rushing through a set o...
21:00 2019-08-16

UK Teen "Blinded" After 7-Year Diet Of French Fries, White Bread And Ham An extreme case of "fussy eating" caused blindness in a teenager from the United Kingdom, according to a new report published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine....
08:14 2019-09-04

I'm still in it, says Mickelson, despite botched putt With a record six runner-up finishes at the U.S. Open Phil Mickelson has had his share of major nightmares but added another one to the list when he botched a 12-inch par putt during opening round play on Thursday....
07:00 2019-06-14

Surgeon, ultrarunner, thriller writer… meet the man who lives life to the full Professor Hugh Montgomery says mastering new skills helps him relax – and makes life appear to last longerI meet Professor Hugh Montgomery the day after the heatwave reaches its sticky, stultifying peak, a day when Londoners are red-eyed, over-caffei...
18:00 2019-08-17

| WATCH | Teen blinded under ISIS rule in Iraq realises radio dream During Islamic State's control of Mosul, an Iraqi teenager lost her eyesight due to lack of medical access. But the setback did not dent the perseverance she needed to become a presenter at a local radio station....
02:14 2019-08-25

'Blinded by the Light' sets uplifting coming-of-age tale to Bruce Springsteen songs Anyone who has sung along to a Bruce Springsteen song will find a lot to like in "Blinded by the Light." But director/co-writer Gurinder Chadha ("Bend It Like Beckham") has much more on her mind in this uplifting tale, which offers a timeless and res...
23:28 2019-08-16

Botched your tax withholding in 2018? It's about to get more complicated The days of hazarding a guess at your tax withholding are over. The IRS will soon release a draft of its new Form W-4 for 2020. Employees may need to scour their tax return to accurately fill it out....
06:00 2019-05-26

'This ain't your mother's marijuana': Surgeon general urges teens and pregnant women to stay away from pot Surgeon General Jerome Adams warned adolescents and pregnant women Thursday that no amount of marijuana was safe and that versions of the drug circulating today are much stronger than they have been in the past....
00:56 2019-08-30

Man arrested after botched castration surgery in Florida That’s nuts. An elderly Florida man with a bizarre castration obsession was busted by cops for allegedly performing a botched, at-home surgery on another man whom he met through a site on the dark web for those with eunuch fetishes, police said. Offi...
18:00 2019-08-21

Trump's Botched Fashion Choices In UK Were Not Just About The Clothes The president and first lady have landed in Ireland. They have left the pomp and pageantry of England. Melania Trump has removed her Phillip Treacy hat. The president is once again in a business suit......
10:56 2019-06-06

Giants win 7th straight thanks to botched play by Mets Alex Dickerson raced home from first on a botched fly ball to shallow left field with two outs in the 10th inning and the San Francisco Giants won their season-high seventh straight game with a 1-0 victory over the New York Mets    &#...
08:28 2019-07-20

Botched Spanish statue that went viral is lovingly unrestored Reverse restoration of St George in Navarre shows him in his true coloursBrussels drops Michael Jackson costume plan for Manneken PisAfter a year’s exile and hundreds of hours of painstaking work, a 16th-century polychrome statue of Saint George and ...
18:00 2019-06-21

Top law firm Weil Gotshal botched millions in pay for bankers Two powerful Wall Street investment bankers could be on the hook for millions of dollars in back taxes and penalties after one of the world’s most prestigious law firms botched their pay packages — and then left them in the dark about the error for y...
05:14 2019-08-23

WeWork Needs Cash as Botched IPO Scuttles Planned Infusion Following a botched IPO attempt and the ouster of its CEO, WeWork is planning thousands of job cuts, putting extraneous businesses up for sale and shedding some luxuries to stop bleeding cash....
15:14 2019-09-30

| Mum raised wrong child for 23 years after botched DNA test A Chinese mother thought she had been reunited with her kidnapped son, only to discover she'd been given someone else's tot when the kidnapper turned up at her home 23 years later....
22:14 2019-06-07

‘Human Ken Doll’ says his nose is ‘sinking’ after botched surgeries A man known as “Human Ken Doll,” who has spent nearly $750,000 on surgery over the years to transform into a real-life Barbie, says his nose is “sinking” after almost a dozen nose jobs that led to life-threatening infections. Rodrigo Alves says he is...
22:28 2019-10-07

Google Doodle Honors Heart Surgeon René Favaloro, Who Pioneered Coronary Bypass Surgery René Favaloro, a pioneering Argentine heart surgeon, is being remembered with a Google Doodle for his contributions to coronary bypass surgery on what would have been his 96th birthday. Born in La Plata, Argentina, in 1923, Favaloro started hi...
18:42 2019-07-12

Ex-wife, children of Atlanta surgeon Christopher Edwards found dead in apparent murder-suicide Authorities say they believe Marsha Edwards shot Christopher Edwards Jr. and Erin Edwards before turning the gun on herself.        ...
03:42 2019-08-23

Former police officer charged with murder for botched Houston raid Prosecutors charged a former Houston police officer on Friday with two counts of murder and another ex-officer with evidence tampering, in connection with a deadly drug raid that was based on bogus information, officials said....
07:00 2019-08-24

Russian Co.'s botched rocket test kills 5 staff, injures 3 Five employees of Russia's nuclear corporation Rosatom have died and three have been treated for burns after a liquid-propellant engine exploded during a test....
19:00 2019-08-10

Renault chief frustrated by French state over botched merger PARIS (AP) — Renault’s chairman has expressed his frustration with the French government, a majority shareholder, which he says resisted a merger deal proposed by Fiat Chrysler. Jean-Dominique Senard told a shareholders’ meeting in Paris ...
20:00 2019-06-12

N4T Investigators: Former Sabino coach claims investigation was “botched,” is considering lawsuit TUCSON – The day after Sabino High School’s baseball team won the 2018 3A state championship, the father of one of its players sent an email to the Arizona Interscholastic Association, accusing the coaching staff of cheating. Subsequent i...
07:42 2019-07-09

Beacon HS student burned in botched chemistry experiment awarded nearly $60M A Manhattan jury on Monday awarded nearly $60 million in damages to a former Beacon High School student who was badly burned by a teacher’s botched chemistry experiment more than five years ago. The stunning amount nearly equals the $70 million...
23:00 2019-07-01

Inside Trump’s Botched Attempt to Hire Trey Gowdy The hiring of Mr. Gowdy and its quick reversal offer a public glimpse into the turmoil in the White House as it struggles to decide how to respond to impeachment....
03:14 2019-10-14

David Ortiz shot in botched hit job ordered for his friend: authorities The gumman who shot retired Red Sox slugger David Ortiz in the Dominical Republic was actually hired to snuff out the baseball legend’s friend — but got confused because the men were wearing similar clothes, authorities revealed Wednesday. Attorney G...
01:28 2019-06-20

Adidas under fire for racist tweets after botched Arsenal launch Company automatically posted pictures of new shirts with offensive Twitter handles on back Adidas UK has come under fire after a social media gambit backfired spectacularly, leading to the company tweeting out pictures of its shirts with racist and o...
13:00 2019-07-02

Top Wall Street bankers say firm botched $10M compensation payment Two top Wall Street dealmakers say they were snookered into a four-year legal battle over $10 million in back pay — only to learn from the New York Post that they were legally entitled to that money years ago. The bankers, Michael Kramer and Derron S...
07:42 2019-09-20

After botched promotion, Hecking is Hamburg's latest coach After years of mismanagement, Hamburger SV is hoping experienced coach Dieter Hecking can lead the club back to the Bundesliga and keep it there        ...
15:42 2019-05-30

Madhya Pradesh Official Suspended After Botched Surgeries Blind 11 The Madhya Pradesh government has suspended a top medical officer following the loss of vision of 11 patients who underwent free cataract surgery at a private hospital in Indore on August 8. Two other......
22:28 2019-08-18

An Infuriating Story About How Badly the Democrats Botched the Kavanaugh Fight A new book by The Intercept’s Ryan Grim provides damning new insight into Senate Democrats’ abject failure to meaningfully oppose Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, with Grim reporting that Chuck Schumer instructed his party to basic...
07:42 2019-06-06

Phil Murphy’s office botched staffer’s sex assault claim: panel The New Jersey governor’s office was more concerned with “avoiding negative publicity” than taking proper steps to investigate a sexual assault claim by a staffer, a legislative panel said in a report published Wednesday. The Legislative ...
09:42 2019-06-06

How lithium-rich Chile botched a plan to attract battery makers In March 2018, the Chilean government unveiled big news: Corporate investors, including South Korean electronics giant Samsung, would build three factories in Chile to produce battery parts for electric vehicles....
09:14 2019-07-17

Botched Season 6 Gets a Premiere Date & Mind-Boggling New Promo You Won't Be Able to Unsee Can't look away? The Botched doctors can't either. "I've never seen that before," notes Dr. Terry Dubrow in this very memorable promo clip from the transformation......
18:56 2019-09-20

Botched's Dr. Paul Nassif Is Married! See the First Photos of His Santorini Wedding Reception Dr. Paul Nassif is out of the office! Or at least he was yesterday. The surgical fixer-upper and Botched personality took some time away from the OR this past weekend--as in 7,000 miles......
21:14 2019-10-07

Mexico's president seeks inquiry into botched investigation of 43 missing students López Obrador makes announcement following release of alleged leader of local drug gang believed to have killed the studentsMexico’s president has promised to investigate the botched investigation into the abduction and disappearance of 43 teacher tr...
19:56 2019-09-04

Surgeon left 57-inch wire inside patient's body after angioplasty, lawyer claims as malpractice trial opens Opening statements were heard in a Nevada courtroom this week in a trial over a Las Vegas man's claim that a surgeon left a 57-inch wire inside his body nearly 15 years ago....
08:00 2019-06-13

American dies in Dominican Republic after botched liposuction performed by unlicensed gynecologist A New York man had died while under the knife for liposuction by a doctor in the Dominican Republic who has had at least three other patients die while in surgery....
21:00 2019-06-14

FOCUS-How lithium-rich Chile botched a plan to attract battery makers In March 2018, the Chilean government unveiled big news: Corporate investors, including South Korean electronics giant Samsung, would build three factories in Chile to produce battery parts for electric vehicles....
07:28 2019-07-17

Thief settles for doughnuts in botched East Village Dunkin’ Donuts robbery A bumbling thief settled for about a half-dozen doughnuts when he couldn’t pop open the register at an East Village Dunkin’ Donuts, cops said Tuesday. The sweet-toothed robber jumped over the counter at the shop on East 14th Street near A...
09:14 2019-09-18

Memphis law firm files lawsuit after botched Penny Hardaway sponsorship deal Reaves Law Firm is suing Tiger Sports Properties alleging it agreed to an exclusive marketing and sponsorship contract with Penny Hardaway without his approval.       ...
02:42 2019-08-06

Botched castration during dark web meet-up leads to Florida man's arrest, police say 74-year-old Gary Van Ryswyk is being held on $250,000 bail. The victim was taken to a hospital and listed in stable condition.        ...
07:28 2019-08-22

Urgent Health Warning: The Surgeon General Has Issued A Reminder To Parents That No Amount Of Vegetables Can Stop Their Children’s Heads From Rocketing Off Their Bodies And Into The Sky If you are a parent with a young child, you absolutely need to stop what you’re doing and read this immediately: The Surgeon General has issued an urgent health warning telling parents that no amount of vegetables can stop their children’s heads from...
14:32 2019-05-21

This Springsteen superfan has been to 150 shows. Now he has a movie, 'Blinded by the Light' Sarfraz Manzoor is the ultimate Bruce Springsteen fan, having been to more than 150 of his shows. Now his story is a movie, "Blinded by the Light."        ...
06:56 2019-08-13

'Blinded by the Light' is a feel-good spin through Bruce Springsteen songs Viveik Kalra stars as a British teenager in 1987 whose life is changed when he hears the tunes of Bruce Springsteen in "Blinded by the Light."        ...
01:42 2019-08-02

In Bruce we trust: 'Blinded by the Light' immerses you in the healing power of The Boss Bruce Springsteen's iconic songs are the heart and soul of the feel-good 'Blinded by the Light,' a potential cinematic salve for a tumultuous time.        ...
18:14 2019-08-14

Bruce Springsteen makes surprise appearance at 'Blinded by the Light' New Jersey premiere A movie premiere in New Jersey about the inspirational force that is the music of Bruce Springsteen without the Boss? Perish the thought.        ...
06:28 2019-08-09

'Love Island' star Theo Campbell blinded in one eye by champagne cork accident Theo Campbell says he's looking on the bright side after losing sight in one eye following a champagne cork accident.        ...
12:14 2019-08-29

State records reveal extent of botched abortions, as GOP reps push ‘born-alive’ protection law At least 40 babies were born alive after botched abortions across three states since 2016, according to state health data that offers a glimpse into the extent of an issue that lawmakers have fiercely debated in recent months....
20:42 2019-08-19

Oil adviser 'blinded by attraction' could lose £180k handed to Tinder lover after she declared herself bankrupt A businessman who handed more than £180,000 to his Tinder lover while "blinded by attraction" could end up with not recovering a penny despite a judge ordering her to repay him....
15:56 2019-07-01

Top surgeon named as first 'violence reduction chief' to help tackle stabbings and shootings in London A top surgeon has been appointed the NHS's first clinical director for violence reduction in a bid to tackle London's epidemic of stabbings and shootings....
16:00 2019-06-19

'Shit just didn't line up': Troops dispute Army claim that wind was factor in botched nighttime parachute jump Soldiers at Camp Shelby dispute commanders' claims that wind was a factor in a botched nighttime parachute jump that left at least 22 soldiers injured Wednesday during a training exercise....
06:42 2019-10-04

Police Allege Joshua Brown, Witness in Amber Guyger Trial, Was Victim of Botched Interstate Drug Deal Dallas Police investigating the killing of 28-year-old Joshua Brown are denying his death has anything to do with his involvement in the trial of former police officer Amber Guyger....
12:56 2019-10-09

Teen whose jaw was left hanging from face in horror horse accident tells of 'miraculous' recovery and calls for surgeon to be knighted Emily Eccles, 15, left with 1cm of skin keeping her jaw attached to her head She smashed into a gatepost while horse riding near Baslow, in Derbyshire Surgeon rebuilt her face in five-and-a-half hour long operation...
00:56 2019-10-09

Met chief Cressida Dick 'deeply sorry' for botched probe into VIP abuse claims Britain's most senior police officer has said she is "deeply sorry" for mistakes made during a botched investigation into false claims of a VIP sex abuse ring....
18:00 2019-10-07

Horribly Botched High School Track Meet Awards, Strips, Then Awards Top Runner Last Thursday’s Iowa Class 1A boys 3,200-meter run was a wreck. A high school state track champion won a bungled race, had his gold medal stripped, and then received a new one in less than a week....
02:42 2019-05-22

Alabama woman charged in her unborn baby’s death, cops say another woman pulled trigger An Alabama grand jury on Tuesday decided to indict a woman Wednesday with manslaughter for allegedly initiating and continuing a fight with another woman that ultimately lead to the shooting death of her unborn baby, a report said....
18:56 2019-06-27

Woman convicted of killing abducted Indiana woman in 1988 SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A jury has convicted a woman of murder in the 1988 beating death of a pregnant mother abducted while walking her dog in northern Indiana. The jury found 56-year-old Barbara Brewster guilty of killing 28-year-old Miriam Rice of...
03:56 2019-06-13

We're Eating a Whole Lot of Plastic... Uh, Is That Bad? If you’re the type to get squeamish about the things you accidentally eat, you’re not going to like the new report released by the WWF (formerly known as the World Wildlife Fund) this Tuesday. According to the report, we might be eating a credit card...
03:14 2019-06-13

The Problem With Plastic Nothing exemplifies modernity like plastic. It’s cheap. It can be molded into all sorts of shapes and textures, dyed any color or be transparent. Unlike glass or ceramics, it can be flexible and durable, and it won’t rot or corrode like wood or metal...
23:00 2019-07-11

What can music tell us about plastic pollution?  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.  ...
16:28 2019-09-02

Berlin and Beyond: So over plastic bags 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....
15:42 2019-07-03

In the War Against Plastic, America Is a Big Danger It’s now cheaper to buy new plastic to make drinks containers than it is to buy recycled material. The U.S. shale boom is playing a big part in that....
15:28 2019-10-06

Zoo 4 You: Plastic Free EcoChallenge As a conservation organization the Reid Park Zoo is aware of the impacts humans have on wildlife everyday, so they decided to take part in the Plastic Free EcoChallenge this July. Jed Dodds has more in the video below. ...
02:28 2019-07-03

In the War Against Plastic, America Is a Big Threat It’s now cheaper to buy new plastic to make drinks containers than it is to buy recycled material. The U.S. shale boom is playing a big part in that....
03:00 2019-10-07

I Tried to Get Plastic Out of My Beauty Routine I love makeup. The ugly truth, however, is that makeup is helping ruin the planet. Take a look at your makeup bag. What do you find? Plastic, plastic, and more plastic.Read more......
19:28 2019-06-13

'We just didn’t think about it': how did we let plastic bags get everywhere? They’re under our sinks, all over our streets, and filling the stomachs of dead whales. What can we do to stem the single-use scourge? Joan Shuttleworth has fond memories of her 1940s childhood in Orchard Park, near Buffalo. “When I was seven or eigh...
17:42 2019-06-09

Men are lining up for plastic surgery like never before The face of plastic surgery has typically been female: pouty lips, a pert nose, taut skin. But as more and more Americans go under the knife, the gender scales are beginning to balance. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the numbe...
19:42 2019-06-05

Use Of Plastic Within Parliament Complex Banned The Lok Sabha Secretariat said it has banned the use of non-reusable plastic water bottles and other plastic items within the Parliament complex with effect from Tuesday....
17:56 2019-08-20

After bronze and iron, welcome to the plastic age, say scientists Plastic pollution has entered the fossil record, research showsPlastic pollution is being deposited into the fossil record, research has found, with contamination increasing exponentially since 1945.Scientists suggest the plastic layers could be used...
21:00 2019-09-04

The plastic we 'recycle' is actually horrible for the environment When you drop your plastic waste into the recycling bin, it most likely makes its way around the world, where it can pose a health and security risk to developing countries, according to a new Guardian report ....
20:42 2019-06-18

Is Plastic Pollution Depriving Us of Oxygen? The plastic debris floating in the world’s oceans entangles wildlife, kills birds that swallow it mistaking it for food, and seeps into the food chain, showing up in fish that humans eat. A major threat to the ocean, this plastic pollution is e...
20:56 2019-06-20

Five ways to reduce plastic in the bathroom From bamboo toothbrushes to using refill options or your own containers, it’s not hard to change your ways“A bamboo toothbrush is the first swap I always suggest,” says Beth Noy, who founded the online shop Plastic Freedom in frustration at the lack ...
01:56 2019-07-15

19 genius inventions that can stop us from using so much plastic Plastic can take anywhere between 400 and 1,000 years to degrade in a landfill. Now companies and individuals are coming up with sustainable products.       ...
17:42 2019-06-17

UGC Asks Varsities To Ban Single-Use Plastic Prime Minister Modi in his Independence Day speech had urged citizens to eliminate the use of single-use plastic, besides suggesting that shopkeepers should provide eco-friendly bags to the customers....
14:00 2019-09-03

Your Bottled Water Probably Has Plastic In It. Should You Worry? Plastic contamination is rampant in bottled water. That was the unsettling conclusion of a study published last year in Frontiers in Chemistry that analyzed samples taken from 259 bottled waters sold in several countries and found that 93% of them co...
18:28 2019-05-29

5 brands doing their bit to combat the plastic problem As the issue of single-use plastic garners more media attention than ever before, brands are turning to eco-friendly alternative to fight the growing problem...
19:56 2019-07-12

Whole Foods is ditching plastic straws This could be the last straw for Whole Foods customers. The supermarket chain announced on Monday that it’s eliminating plastic straws from all stores in the US, Canada and the UK beginning in July. Instead, shoppers at the bougie market’...
15:01 2019-05-21

How to End the Cycle of Throwaway Plastic Toys It’s everywhere. The cheap kazoo. Stings of Mardi Gras beads. Spider rings. Crazy straws. Magnifying glasses that just make things look blurry. Off-brand Slinkies. So many frisbees. Mini squirt guns that don’t actually squirt. I don’t buy a lot of pl...
01:01 2019-06-20

Whose fault is plastic waste in the ocean? Rich countries with good recycling infrastructure hold Southeast Asia responsible for plastic waste polluting the sea. A fact-check shows that's not fair....
18:42 2019-07-31

Plastic pollution: ‘I’m giving up. You probably should too’ – video After four years of leading volunteer beach cleans in the west of Wales, Alan Cookson is quitting because of the insurmountable plastic problem around Britain’s coastlines. We join him as he leads his last beach clean to find out why he believes we n...
22:28 2019-08-29

'Plastic recycling is a myth': what really happens to your rubbish? You sort your recycling, leave it to be collected – and then what? From councils burning the lot to foreign landfill sites overflowing with British rubbish, Oliver Franklin-Wallis reports on a global waste crisisAn alarm sounds, the blockage is clear...
18:28 2019-08-17

Brands asked to pay premium for using new plastic Andrew Forest’s Sea The Future initiative will call for voluntary contributions to raise money for recycling projectsAn Australian billionaire is asking household brands to reduce plastic waste by paying a premium for virgin plastics, making recycled...
08:42 2019-09-25

Plastic fantastic: the best fibreglass cars Matra Rancho We dive into the moulded world of resin bodywork to recall the memorably cool, quirky and in some cases oddly inspirational creations The chances are you won’t have heard of the Glasspar G2. It was 70 years ago that the American two-s...
10:01 2019-07-21

Malaysia cracks down on imported plastic – video The Malaysian government says the country has become a dumping ground for rich nations as it announces it will send as much as 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste back to the countries it came from. Malaysia became the world's main destination for plastic ...
19:56 2019-05-29

Plastic Omnium appoints new CEO in management shuffle The French supplier named industry veteran Laurent Favre CEO as part of a new management team as the company invests in new plants and joint ventures....
16:28 2019-09-25

In Indonesia, Trash As Payment For Tickets On 'Plastic Bus' Dozens of people clutching bags full of plastic bottles and disposable cups queue at a busy bus terminal in the Indonesian city of Surabaya -- where passengers can swap trash for travel tickets....
09:00 2019-08-09

Europe's plastic waste sent home in toxic row Europe’s sustainability practices are world-leading, but some believe that what has passed as recycling should actually be called liabilityshifting. DW spoke with an American who plans to change all that....
13:14 2019-06-13

G20 agrees to tackle ocean plastic waste Group of 20 environment ministers agreed on Sunday to adopt a new implementation framework for actions to tackle the issue of marine plastic waste on a global scale, the Japanese government said after hosting the two-day ministerial meeting....
21:42 2019-06-16

Zero-waste: The women in Asia who gave up plastic China, Indonesia and Vietnam are among the worst polluters for plastic waste being dumped in the ocean. Meet the women in those countries trying to change that....
03:00 2019-06-05

U.S. has 'bigger problems' than plastic straws - Trump With plastic straw bans gaining popularity to protect the environment, President Donald Trump on Friday posed the question: What about other plastic dining items?...
02:28 2019-07-20

Trump says 'we have bigger problems than plastic straws' MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images President Donald Trump dismissed the notion that plastic straws are a threat, which environmentalists and liberal activists have claimed are a major factor in ocean pollution. Trump's 2020 reelection campaign has also be...
23:42 2019-07-19

How Plastic Bottles Are Paying For School In Nigeria A school in Nigeria is accepting plastic bottles in lieu of school fees from parents. The Recycle Pay project allows parents to use plastic waste as currency to pay their children's school fees....
14:14 2019-06-13

Plastic is 'raining' on the Rocky Mountains, study says Plastic pollution has become an issue for the entire planet, affecting the global economy, marine life and posing health risks for us and our children. But a new study notes that plastic is actually "raining" down on the Rocky Mountains, having made ...
15:28 2019-08-14

All hail the plastic Pixel! (poll results) There are barely any metal or plastic phones left in today's see of glass sandwich designs, so Google's new Pixel 3a midranger is a refreshing change of pace for some, with their durable bodies that you can just dust off when they hit the pavement. T...
14:56 2019-05-21

Air India To Stop Using Single-Use Plastic On Flights Debt-ridden Air India said Thursday it will stop using single-use plastic and replace packaging with eco-friendly paper and wooden cutlery, as the government ramps up its "clean India" mission....
15:14 2019-08-29

Ask the experts: do the plastic linings of tin food cans contain BPA? We asked you what you wanted to know about your own toxic exposure and put your questions to Dr Leonardo TrasandeHave a question about pesticides, persistent chemicals or heavy metals? Ask the expertsDo the plastic linings of tin cans still contain B...
20:01 2019-06-27

Mom wrapped daughter in plastic bag and left her in bushes to die A 29-year-old who wrapped her baby in plastic bags and left her to die after forcing an object down her throat to stop her crying has been convicted of murder....
20:42 2019-06-06

German environment minister calls for plastic bag ban Environment Minister Svenja Schulze has announced plans for a new law aiming to ban plastic bags and reduce plastic packaging. The Environment Ministry says there has been a 64% decline in plastic bag use since 2015....
05:00 2019-08-12

David Attenborough thanks Glastonbury for plastic bottle ban The world renowned naturalist David Attenborough appeared on the stage at Glastonbury on Sunday to praise its ban on single-use plastic bottles, delighting festival goers who have instead queued for tap water....
20:56 2019-06-30

Malaysia to Send Plastic Waste Back to Where It Came From Malaysia plans to send non-recyclable plastic back to the countries that sent it to there, said its environment minister on Tuesday. “Developed countries must be responsible in what they send out,” Yeo Bee Yin, Malaysia’s minister o...
10:56 2019-05-22

Canada to start single-use plastic ban in 2021 Canada has announced that it will ban single-use plastic products such as straws and bags starting in 2021. The government said that plastic manufacturers would be held responsible for processing the waste....
21:28 2019-06-10

German minister prepares law to ban plastic bags Germany plans a law to ban the use of plastic bags because voluntary agreements with retailers to curb usage have not yielded good enough results, Environment Minister Svenja Schulze said on Sunday....
20:14 2019-08-11

Plastic straws will be banned in the UK from April 2020 The billions of plastic straws consumed in the UK each year will be banned from April 2020. The move will also cover plastic drinks stirrers and cotton buds...
16:42 2019-05-22

Unilever pledges to halve its use of new plastic by 2025 Consumer goods giant Unilever vowed to halve the amount of new plastic it uses over the next five years, by shifting to more recyclable and alternative materials and refillable options to meet consumer demand for less waste....
10:56 2019-10-08

Glastonbury's plastic bottle ban tested by hot weather Britain's Glastonbury Festival is greener and cleaner after banning the sale of single-use plastic bottles in the hope of inspiring long-term change - even in the middle of a heatwave that forced some music fans to queue for water....
19:56 2019-06-29

One of the most remote islands is plagued by plastic waste Enlarge / Plastic water bottles washed up on a beach. (credit: Water Alternatives / Flickr) Roughly halfway between Argentina and South Africa, in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, is the most remote settlement on earth. The island of Tristan...
22:00 2019-10-04

Uttar Pradesh Plastic Bag Ban Comes Into Force From Today The ban on plastic having thickness less than 50 microns will come into force in Uttar Pradesh from Sunday with a fine up to Rs 1 lakh and six months in jail for violators, according to a state......
01:00 2019-09-01

How melting plastic waste could heat homes Breakthrough means less pollution and lower greenhouse gas emissionsIt is a problem bedevilling households across the UK: what can we do with the mountains of food-spattered plastic waste left in our bins?Now a group of scientists say they have the a...
22:14 2019-07-20

Berlin and Beyond: Time for Germany to ban plastic bags 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....
09:14 2019-07-05

Are Mini Shampoo Bottles the New Plastic Straw? The IHG hotel group plans to replace “bathroom miniatures” with bulk supplies across all of its 17 brands, including Holiday Inn and InterContinental, becoming the first big brand to act....
17:56 2019-07-31

Florida cracks down on dangerous plastic surgery centers South Florida’s obsession with beauty has made it a top destination for cheap plastic surgery – but it has also drawn a growing number of centers that exploit those seeking smaller waistlines or more noticeable assets. Now, the state is cracking down...
21:56 2019-07-12

David Attenborough: 'To chuck plastic into the ocean is an insult' Broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has told the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee that "to chuck plastic into the ocean is an insult"....
14:42 2019-07-09

Tokyo 2020 podiums to be made of recycled plastic Medalists at next year's Summer Olympics will stand on podiums made from recycled plastic waste collected from local households or the ocean, Tokyo 2020 organizers said on Tuesday....
11:14 2019-06-11

World Oceans Day: UK joins fight against plastic pollution The UK is joining the global fight against plastic pollution by marking World Oceans Day in a bid to raise awareness about protecting and conserving the seas....
10:42 2019-06-08

Sharks and rays 'starved and suffocated' by plastic debris More than a thousand sharks and rays have become entangled in discarded fishing gear and plastic debris, potentially leading to starvation and suffocation, scientists have warned....
10:56 2019-07-05

Tanzania bans plastic bags to clean up environment Under new measures, anyone using plastic bags in Tanzania can be slapped with a fine, and those caught manufacturing the items can get jail time. Environmentalists are celebrating the move....
04:56 2019-06-02

Americans Eat and Inhale Over 70,000 Plastic Particles Each Year According to a New Analysis Plastics have for years been used to make nearly everything that surrounds us. But along the way, they escaped the confines of packaging and objects and settled in the environment, the food we eat and the air we breathe. Americans are consuming and b...
19:14 2019-06-06

Plastic junk creates island disaster in Pacific Floating plastic garbage has swamped a remote Pacific island once regarded as an environmental jewel and it may be impossible to save.        ...
21:28 2019-07-31

The Idiotic Reason That Egg Companies Are Turning to Plastic Packaging Choosing which eggs to buy at the grocery store can be an overwhelming process. Single A, Double A, jumbo, organic, free range, cage free, pasture-raised, vegetarian-fed, hormone-free, certified humane, local, and antibiotic-free are among the befudd...
06:42 2019-09-01

Hot dog, hamburger buns used by Sunbeam, Wonder recalled over plastic pieces Flowers Foods is voluntarily recalling baked products due to the potential presence of small pieces of hard plastic.       ...
00:00 2019-07-11

Shoppers' use of plastic bags in England continues to fall Sales of single-use bags by big supermarkets have fallen 90% since 5p charge introduced Shoppers’ use of plastic carrier bags in England has continued to fall following the introduction of the 5p charge, according to new figures. Sales of single-use ...
18:14 2019-07-31

Bees have built a nest entirely out of plastic bags in the environment The first report of a bee’s nest made entirely from plastic comes from Argentina. The leafcutter bees created cells out of what may be bits of old plastic bags...
18:14 2019-05-30

Plastic accounts for 60% of litter in English and Welsh canals More than half a million plastic items reach oceans from waterway network each yearAbandoned plastics now account for 59% of the litter found in canals in England and Wales, according to new research which also reveals that more than half a million p...
08:00 2019-06-05

New York men are embracing plastic surgery with ‘daddy do-overs’ Sorry, mom, but your muffin top is taking a back seat to dad’s backside. Post-pregnancy “mommy makeover” procedures — a plastic surgery combo of liposuction, tummy tuck and a breast lift or augmentation — have been popular for years, but now men of a...
03:14 2019-06-13

One of the most remote settled islands is plagued by plastic waste Enlarge / Plastic water bottles washed up on a beach. (credit: Water Alternatives / Flickr) Roughly halfway between Argentina and South Africa, in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, is the most remote settlement on earth. The island of Tristan...
22:28 2019-10-03

Entenmann’s Little Bites cookies recalled due to plastic in packaging HORSHAM, Pa. — One flavor of Entenmann’s Little Bites Soft Baked Cookies is being recalled due to the potential presence of blue plastic pieces in individual packaging pouches. Bimbo Bakeries USA, the Horsham, Pennsylvania-based owner of Entenmann’s,...
01:14 2019-08-03

Plastic-for-tickets: Free travel for recycling in Rome Travellers in Rome are being offered free metro tickets in exchange for plastic bottles as part of a scheme to make the city more environmentally friendly....
01:14 2019-10-04

Plastic straws and bags no more: Canada aims to clean up its act Canada plans to ban some single-use plastics like straws, bags and cutlery by early 2021 to reduce un-recyclable waste and protect the world's oceans, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday....
22:00 2019-06-10

People eat at least 50,000 plastic particles a year, study finds Health effects of ingestion of microplastics via food, water and breathing still unknownThe average person eats at least 50,000 particles of microplastic a year and breathes in a similar quantity, according to the first study to estimate human ingest...
15:01 2019-06-05

Plastic alternatives may worsen marine pollution, MPs warn Committee says UK should reduce use of plastics rather than replace it with other materialsCompostable and biodegradable plastics could add to marine pollution because there is no infrastructure in place to make sure they break down correctly, a comm...
09:00 2019-09-12

| Tanzania latest African nation to ban plastic bags A plastic bag ban comes into force in Tanzania as Africa leads efforts to stem the tide of plastic blighting the farthest reaches of the globe, and depths of the ocean....
20:28 2019-05-31

Store’s bid to shame people out of using plastic bags backfires A grocery store in Canada is trying to shame its customers into not using plastic bags by handing out ones with embarrassing phrases like “wart ointment” on them — but the store reportedly found people still want the bags. The East ...
11:28 2019-06-13

Indonesia accuses two Singaporeans over imported plastic waste Indonesia is accusing two Singaporeans of importing 87 containers of plastic scrap without the correct permits, an official said on Thursday, marking a step up in the country's efforts to crack down on shipments of foreign waste....
08:42 2019-10-04

Senegal to crack down on huge plastic waste by enforcing law Tired of seeing Senegal's seascapes spoiled by ever-growing mounds of cheap plastic bags, authorities plan to crack down on polluters by imposing fines and further restricting plastic use....
17:56 2019-07-31

Dying for a new body: why so many deaths from plastic surgery tourism? New Yorkers flock to the Dominican Republic for cheaper plastic surgery procedures, but not all of them return home. Sharilene Cedeño used to joke with her sister Kendra that she was going to be 23 forever.Cedeño, daughter of Dominican immigrants, wa...
14:00 2019-08-23

The plastic crisis isn't just ugly — it's fueling global warming Plastic, as we know, is everywhere. In waterways, in animals, even in our food. As if that isn't bad enough, a new report shows it's also accelerating global warming. Stopping climate change also means curbing plastic....
16:00 2019-05-21

Cleansing Plastic From Oceans: Big Ask for a Country That Loves Wrap Japan is showcasing its plastics recycling at the G20 meeting in Osaka. But the Japanese also wrap everything in plastic, and a lot winds up in the sea....
04:28 2019-06-28

‘Cambodia Is Not a Dustbin.’ More Plastic Waste to Be Sent Back to the U.S. and Canada Cambodia announced that it will send 1,600 tonnes of plastic waste back to the U.S. and Canada, becoming the latest Southeast Asian country join the backlash against taking in the developed world’s trash. The country’s environment ministe...
08:28 2019-07-18

Cardi B postpones several concerts to recover from plastic surgery Cardi B has postponed three upcoming concerts in order to recuperate from recent plastic surgery procedures, her publicist Patientce Foster told CNN....
21:01 2019-05-22

Prisoner who gouged his eye out with plastic spoon sues the jail A prisoner from Texas who gouged out his eyes with a plastic spoon is suing the jail - claiming the psychiatric ward he was in was "deliberately understaffed"....
21:42 2019-07-17

Plastic bags are killing horses, cows in Texas Municipalities across the country have enacted regulations to curtail the use of plastic bags, which can suffocate and cause fatal digestion blockages in livestock and wild animals. But not in Texas....
16:14 2019-08-14

Swimming in plastic: How Metro Vancouver handles its own recycling After accounting for his own plastic waste, reporter Aaron McArthur looks into how Metro Vancouver recycles what it produces - a unique approach in North America....
04:28 2019-06-28

Fixing planet plastic: How we'll really solve our waste problem From bag bans to bacterial mulchers, many solutions are touted for the plastic waste crisis. Find out which work – and which don't – in our definitive guide...
14:42 2019-05-21

How you're recycling plastic wrong, from coffee cups to toothpaste If you don’t clean your recycling, it can harm more than it helps. And that icon with the arrows is virtually meaninglessThis week we’re exploring plastic pollution as part of our six-month Toxic America series. Please support this journalism and hel...
15:14 2019-06-17

He's helping companies solve the world's plastic problem The world's largest consumer goods companies have a big problem: The plastic waste that piles up in landfills and oceans has their corporate logos all over it....
22:56 2019-10-11

Cardi B cancels concerts to recover from plastic surgery “Cardi was overzealous in getting back to work; she didn’t take the time necessary to fully recover from her surgery," Cardi's representative said.        ...
18:42 2019-05-22

"Bigger Problems" Than Plastic Straws, Says Donald Trump Swapping paper for plastic turned out to be the last straw for Donald Trump, who said Friday there are "bigger problems" than plastic drinking straws -- the day after his reelection campaign manager......
02:56 2019-07-20

Plastic particles in drinking water present 'low' risk: WHO Microplastics contained in drinking water pose a "low" risk to human health at current levels, but more research is needed to reassure consumers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday....
03:42 2019-08-22

David Attenborough praises Glastonbury for going plastic-free TV naturalist surprises festival crowd with speech hailing ditching of single-use plasticsFollow all the latest from Glastonbury with our live blogDavid Attenborough made a surprise appearance on the final day of Glastonbury festival, thanking the cr...
17:28 2019-06-30

Green turtles are dying because they are mistaking plastic for food Green turtles are at risk of death from the plastic floating in the oceans because they think it is food, according to a new study. The plastics often look like seagrass to the turtles, a staple of their diets....
04:14 2019-08-10

Plastic straws will be banned in England from April 2020 The billions of plastic straws consumed in the UK each year will be banned from April 2020. The move will also cover plastic drinks stirrers and cotton buds...
18:00 2019-05-22

Anand Mahindra To Ban Plastic Bottles From Corporate Boardrooms Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra on Tuesday said he would ban plastic bottles from corporate boardrooms, after a Twitter user pointed them out in a photo of a meeting shared by him....
02:28 2019-07-17

Panama becomes first Central American nation to ban plastic bags Panama on Saturday became the first Central American nation to ban single-use plastic bags to try to curb pollution on its beaches and help tackle what the United Nations has identified as one of the world's biggest environmental challenges....
21:42 2019-07-20

| WATCH: 'Rivers' of plastic block Kinshasa's waterways In the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital city Kinshasa residents are fed up of the 'rivers' of plastic waste taking over the city's waterways as thousands of plastic bottles have piled up over the years, causing deadly floods when it rains....
16:56 2019-05-21

Plastic cups runneth over at Cambodia's Rubbish Cafe As Southeast Asia grapples with massive tides of rubbish hitting its beaches, a Cambodian coffee shop owner is looking to build a business out of some of this waste as a way to promote sustainability....
04:00 2019-07-18

Select Ragú Pasta Sauces Recalled Because They May Contain Plastic (CNN)– The owner of Ragú is recalling some of its jars of pasta sauce over the possibility that they may contain plastic fragments, the company said. Mizkan America said Saturday it has no reports of injuries or complaints, and was launching th...
15:00 2019-06-17

Another whale found dead with a stomach full of plastic It’s a sad but familiar story: A young whale has been found dead, washed ashore with a belly full of plastic. Greenpeace in Italy shared graphic pictures of a beached sperm whale carcass found on the coast of Sicilia on social media over the weekend....
03:28 2019-05-23

Why the Guardian is taking on America's plastic waste crisis United States of Plastic, a new series that will run for the rest of 2019, will reveal the global consequences of dependence on a miracle materialThis week we’re exploring plastic pollution as part of our six-month Toxic America series. Please suppor...
10:42 2019-06-17

Plastic straws are trash. Are there alternatives that don't suck? Many plastic straw alternatives present other problems for the planet or are unsuitable for people with disabilities, critics say.        ...
23:28 2019-08-16

India To Ban Six Single-Use Plastic Products From October 2: Report India is set to impose a nationwide ban on plastic bags, cups and straws on October 2, officials said, in its most sweeping measure yet to stamp out single-use plastics from cities and villages that......
16:00 2019-08-28

Plastic trash discovered in pristine Arctic snow We've polluted the deepest oceans with plastic trash, now it's the Arctic's turn: Blown by the wind, 'microplastics' have been discovered there.        ...
22:14 2019-08-14

'Punch in the gut' as scientists find micro plastic in Arctic ice Tiny pieces of plastic have been found in ice cores drilled in the Arctic by a U.S.-led team of scientists, underscoring the threat the growing form of pollution poses to marine life in even the remotest waters on the planet....
06:14 2019-08-15

Crabs are being found in the Thames with stomachs full of plastic Crabs in the Thames are ingesting “shocking” amounts of plastic and may be passing it on in high doses to other species in the river, researchers have found...
17:28 2019-10-11

Scientists finding new ways to fight plastic waste National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) scientist Gregg Beckham is an avid scuba diver. So he's seen the problem of plastics in the world's oceans firsthand. ...
07:00 2019-08-15

Brand giant Unilever to halve new plastic use by 2025 Unilever, one of the world's oldest and largest multinational consumer goods distributors, announced Monday it will substantially cut back its use of new plastic over the next several years in a bid to reduce waste....
01:42 2019-10-08

The climate costs of a plastic planet | Carroll Muffett Every stage of the plastic lifecycle releases harmful carbon emissions into the atmosphere, contributing to global heatingUpset about the plastic crisis? Stop trying so hardPlastics are among the most ubiquitous materials in our economy, our lives, a...
20:56 2019-06-27

Some Ragu pasta sauces recalled due to plastic concerns The owner of Ragu is recalling some of its jars of pasta sauces over the possibility they may contain fragments of plastic. Mizkan America says it has no reports of injuries or complaints. The voluntary recall was launched out of an abundance of caut...
16:42 2019-06-17

Canada has no plans take back plastic waste in Malaysia Ottawa has no plans to pick up plastic waste that originated in Canada and is currently parked in Malaysia, a spokesman for Canada's environment ministry said on Thursday....
04:00 2019-06-14

Thailand's 'sweetheart' dugong dies with plastic in stomach Vets say plastic caused orphan mammal’s infection and should serve as warning about pollution An orphaned dugong named Marium, who became an internet star after being rescued in Thailand in April, has died.Veterinarians caring for the dugong off the ...
08:00 2019-08-17

Trump was oddly reasonable about plastic straws. His campaign may not like it The president could have used a question about plastic waste to inflame the culture wars – but his answer wasn’t far off the markThere was no shortage of pressing issues for Donald Trump to address on Friday afternoon when he spoke briefly to the pre...
06:28 2019-07-20

Malaysia To Send Plastic Waste To Developed Countries That Sent It There Malaysia, which has become the dumping ground for the world's plastic waste, will send back non-recyclable plastic scrap to the developed countries that sent it there, its environment minister said on......
20:01 2019-05-21

Study: Lethal plastic trash now common in Greece’s whales ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Scientists say a study of whales and dolphins that have washed up dead in Greece over a 20-year period has found alarmingly high levels of plastic trash in the animals’ stomachs, which can condemn them to a slow and painfu...
14:42 2019-06-21

Spooked By Government's Plastic Ban, India Inc Seeks Clarity, Exemptions Companies will seek exemptions from the government's planned ban on certain plastic items, fearing the move will disrupt supply chains and raise costs ahead of a festive season, according to sources......
17:56 2019-09-17

Canadian grocery chain Sobeys to end plastic bags by 2020 Grocery chain Sobeys Inc, owned by Empire Co, will eliminate all plastic bags from its stores within six months, becoming the first Canadian grocer to end use of plastic bags, the company said on Wednesday....
17:56 2019-07-31

No plastic please, Mum: my quest to make waste-free packed lunches The average lunchbox contains lots of needless wrapping. So how easy is to create eco-friendly alternatives – and will children eat them?A couple of months ago my son’s dislike of school dinners reached the tipping point, and outweighed his parents’ ...
02:28 2019-06-07

Coles relaunches Little Shop promotion despite criticism over plastic waste Mini replicas were previously discovered by environmental groups on beaches and in waterwaysColes is relaunching its Little Shop promotion with 30 new mini replicas, despite ongoing criticism from environmental groups about plastic waste.The promotio...
15:42 2019-07-12

The man in the plastic mask: Brazil inmate busted in brazen jailbreak A masked Rio de Janeiro inmate dressed as a woman tried to break out of a Brazilian jail this weekend in a surreal act of derring-do, only to be thwarted on the cusp of freedom by state prison authorities....
20:42 2019-08-05

Plastic bans proliferate in 2019 as planet drowns in trash When the EU finally committed to banning an array of single-use plastics in March, it became part of a growing plastic-free movement that is seeing similar bans imposed from Vanuatu to Canada and Tanzania....
16:56 2019-06-28

Rome offers free metro travel for plastic recyclers Rome is trying to become more environmentally friendly by offering free metro tickets to travelers who re-cycle plastic bottles using machines set up in three of the Italian capital's stations....
16:56 2019-10-01

| At least 29 bodies found in plastic bags in Mexico mass grave Mexican forensics experts have found at least 29 bodies stuffed in 119 plastic bags that were dumped in the bottom of a well outside the western city of Guadalajara, officials say....
04:28 2019-09-18

Malaysia to send up to 100 tonnes of plastic waste back to Australia Environment minister says recycling sent from Australia included plastic bottles that were ‘full of maggots’The Malaysian government will send back up to 100 tonnes of Australian plastic waste because it was too contaminated to recycle, but will not ...
15:42 2019-05-29

29 Bodies In Over 100 Plastic Bags Found Dumped In A Grave In Mexico Mexican authorities said on Tuesday they had found 29 bodies, packed in more than a hundred plastic bags, dumped in a clandestine grave in the violent western state of Jalisco....
14:56 2019-09-18

Join The Plastic-Free Club With Etee's Biodegradable Products It is 2019, so I shouldn’t have to tell you that single-use plastic is not good for our planet. Chances are, you have at least one friend who quit using plastic straws and carries a metal one around with them. If you too want to cut down on your plas...
08:28 2019-07-20

Plastic pollution found at every depth of the ocean by deep-sea survey A deep-sea survey has found more tiny particles of plastic far below the surface of the Pacific than floating on its surface, with the highest levels around 300 metres down...
17:14 2019-06-06

Wimbledon ditches plastic racket covers in sustainability drive All England Lawn Tennis Club move means there will be 4,500 fewer plastic bags this yearIt might not quite be a Wimbledon tradition along the lines of the all-white dress code but the sight of players’ discarding the plastic cover from a freshly stru...
12:00 2019-06-28

India shelves plan on countrywide ban on single-use plastic products India has held off imposing a blanket ban on single-use plastics to combat pollution, officials said on Tuesday, a measure seen as too disruptive for industry at a time when it is coping with an economic slowdown and job losses....
16:56 2019-10-01

'The odour of burning wakes us': inside the Philippines' Plastic City In Valenzuela City, residents blame recycling plants for pungent smells and respiratory illnessesAs noon approaches in Valenzuela City and residents prepare to have their lunch, a pungent smell of melted plastic swirls through the air, killing everyo...
04:42 2019-07-08

Southeast Asian nations vow to combat plastic debris in oceans Southeast Asian nations vowed on Saturday to fight against plastic pollution in the ocean, as their leaders adopted a joint declaration during a summit in Bangkok....
17:00 2019-06-22

Dyson Award won by plastic bags made from dead fish Do you feel guilty every time you buy a plastic bag? How would you feel if that plastic bag was made from dead fish?That could soon be the reality according to Dyson, who crowned MarinaTex, a bioplastic made from "fish offcuts", its coveted James Dys...
05:28 2019-09-19

Mexican authorities find 29 bodies in a hundred plastic bags Mexican authorities said on Tuesday they had found 29 bodies, packed in more than a hundred plastic bags, dumped in a clandestine grave in the violent western state of Jalisco....
08:28 2019-09-19

Japan, a Big Plastic User, Fights Waste Ahead of the G-20 Summit TOKYO (AP) — Japan has a plastic problem.In a country where cleanliness and neat packaging have long been considered good service, almost everything, from single bananas to individual pieces of vegetables, pastries, pens and cosmetics is sold p...
23:01 2019-06-27

Boots to ban plastic bags and switch to brown paper carriers Chain will charge 5p, 7p, or 10p for various sizes of paper bag, with profits going to BBC Children in NeedBoots will phase out all plastic bags from its stores by 2020, replacing them with brown paper bags.The move will remove from use 40m plastic b...
10:01 2019-06-24

Wild bees' nest made entirely out of plastic discovered in Argentina The first report of a bee’s nest made entirely from plastic comes from Argentina. The leafcutter bees created cells out of what may be bits of old plastic bags...
20:28 2019-05-30

An Explorer Just Made the Deepest Ever Manned Sea Dive — and He Found a Plastic Bag An American explorer who set a new record for the deepest ever manned sea dive says he saw a plastic bag and candy wrappers at the bottom of the ocean. Victor Vescovo, 53, visited Challenger Deep, which is the deepest known point in the ocean in the ...
14:38 2019-05-21

Dugong rescued in Thailand dies after ingesting plastic waste An eight-month-old dugong nurtured by marine experts after it was found near a beach in Thailand has died after ingesting plastic waste, experts say....
13:28 2019-08-17

Haas: Plastic bag cost Magnussen Singapore GP F1 points finish Haas has revealed that a plastic sandwich bag lodged in Kevin Magnussen's front wing was the cause of his pace drop off in Formula 1's Singapore Grand Prix...
05:00 2019-09-23

Rescued Thai baby dugong killed by ocean plastic An orphaned baby dugong rescued in Thailand earlier this year died on Saturday due to pieces of plastic clogging her digestive system, authorities said....
12:42 2019-08-17

Tea bags release tiny plastic particles into your brew: study Nothing hits the spot at tea time like a steaming hot PVC blend. Scientists have made a discovery about tea bags that is going to make any Earl Grey drinker retch — plastic bags of tea release billions of tiny plastic particles into every cup. ...
23:42 2019-09-25

In Greece's Aegean Sea, Divers Find "Gulf Of Plastic Corals" Thousands of plastic bags were pulled from the sea off Greece's Andros island this month by a team of divers and environmentalists who described what they found as a "gulf full of plastic corals."...
19:42 2019-07-31

Vicious cycle: delicate wash releases more plastic microfibres Study finds 800,000 extra fibres are shed than on standard washing machine settingDelicate wash cycles should be avoided whenever possible, according to scientists who found they can release hundreds of thousands more plastic microfibres into the env...
01:42 2019-09-26

Humans have made 8.3bn tons of plastic since 1950. This is the illustrated story of where it's gone Until recently we didn’t know how much plastic was piling up around us. When we found out, the picture wasn’t prettyGlobal investigation reveals where America’s plastic goes Continue reading......
08:42 2019-06-24

Internet-famous baby dugong dies due to plastic waste An orphaned baby dugong that attained celebrity status in Thailand has died with plastic waste lining its stomach, prompting a surge of mourning on the internet....
13:28 2019-08-17

Burger King to ditch plastic toys from kids' meals in the UK Burger Kings in the United Kingdom will no longer offer plastic toys in kids' meals as part of an endeavor to protect the environment.       ...
07:00 2019-09-21

This new eco-friendly game packaging could save tonnes of plastic every year Sports Interactive Studio Director Miles Jacobson holds the new packaging in a video alongside Spanish footballer Hector Bellerin. Sega and Sports Interactive have announced that Football Manager 2020 will be ...
14:14 2019-09-19

A Strange New Blend of Rock and Plastic Is Forming on a Portuguese Island If you go to the beach, you’re likely to see some form of plastic pollution scattered in the waves or sprinkled among the sand grains. A bottle cap fragment here, a transparent piece of packaging there. But researchers have identified a new, and perh...
21:56 2019-06-22

Glass Jars Replace Plastic Bottles At BJP Headquarters After PM's Call In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's clarion call to shun single-use plastic, his party BJP has replaced plastic water bottles with glass jars at party headquarters here....
23:28 2019-09-29

McDonald's Happy Meal Toys Caught in Backlash Over Plastic A British petition calling for McDonald’s to scrap the plastic toys included with kids’ meals has garnered over 325,000 signatures, and the country’s environment minister is pressing the case....
16:00 2019-07-08

San Francisco airport announces ban on sales of plastic water bottles The change, taking effect 20 August, is part of SFO’s plan to become a zero ‘waste-to-landfill’ facility by 2021The days of picking up a plastic bottle of water to stay hydrated during a long flight will soon be over for people flying out of San Fran...
02:56 2019-08-03

Paddling in plastic: meet the man swimming the Pacific garbage patch Ben Lecomte is making a trans-Pacific journey to better understand how plastics pollution is affecting our oceansBen Lecomte is spending his summer swimming in trash – literally. So far, he’s found toothbrushes, laundry baskets, sandbox shovels and b...
18:14 2019-07-31

Doctor who ran illegal plastic-surgery clinic sentenced to three months A doctor who ran an illegal Upper East Side plastic surgery practice that left a woman’s breasts disfigured was sentenced Wednesday to three months in jail and five year’s probation. Nicholas Sewell, 75, previously copped to one count each of unautho...
08:00 2019-07-18

Device to trap plastic waste in Pacific Ocean relaunches SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A floating device designed to catch plastic waste has been redeployed in second attempt to clean up a huge island of trash swirling in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii. Boyan Slat, creator of The Ocean Cleanup proj...
03:14 2019-06-23

Great Pacific garbage patch: giant plastic trap put to sea again Floating boom is designed to trap 1.8 trillion items of plastic without harming marine life – but broke apart last timeA floating device designed to catch plastic waste has been redeployed in a second attempt to clean up a huge island of garbage swir...
05:42 2019-06-23

Guatemala bans use of disposable plastic, sets two-year deadline Guatemala said on Friday it will ban single-use plastic bags and various disposable utensils, following in the footsteps of Panama, which this year became the first Central American country to adopt similar environmentally conscious measures....
07:00 2019-09-21

Sobeys announces plan to remove all plastic bags in 2020 The grocery store chain announced the plan in a press release on Wednesday, calling it the first step in "removing unnecessary plastic from all retail."...
20:28 2019-07-31

Malaysia will send plastic waste back to rich countries PORT KLANG, Malaysia — Malaysia will send back some 3,300 tons of non-recyclable plastic waste to countries such as the US, UK, Canada and Australia in a move to avoid becoming a dumping ground for rich nations, Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin said ...
19:56 2019-05-28

Consumer goods giant Unilever vows to slash use of plastic THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Consumer products giant Unilever, whose brands include Dove soaps and Lipton teas, said Monday it aims to halve its use of non-recycled plastics by 2025. The move, which appears crafted to resonate with younger, more environm...
22:28 2019-10-07

Ocean pollution: Your small business can right the ship, one plastic bag at a time Organizing a cleanup day with your small-business staff is a way to build camaraderie while tackling one of our biggest environmental problems.       ...
18:28 2019-09-04

Trump fighting ‘liberal paper straws’ with $15 plastic set during campaign Forget the debate between socialism and democracy — the 2020 election is coming down to a contest between paper and recyclable straws. President Trump’s reelection campaign is calling on supporters to reject “liberal paper straws” t...
08:56 2019-07-22

Lego Struggles to Find a Plant-Based Plastic That Clicks Lego has spent the past seven years trying to make its blocks with plastic derived from plants, but finding the material to hit its target is proving difficult....
12:14 2019-06-12

You may be eating a credit card's worth of plastic each week: study Plastic pollution is so widespread in the environment that you may be ingesting five grams a week, the equivalent of eating a credit card, a study commissioned by the environmental charity WWF International said on Wednesday....
03:28 2019-06-12

Ragú pasta sauces recalled over plastic fragment fears Anyone who may have purchased varieties of a popular brand of pasta sauce is urged to double-check the label over concerns it may contain fragments of plastic. Mizkan America Inc. announced Saturday that certain Ragú pasta sauce varieties are subject...
00:42 2019-06-18

| LONELY BATTLE: Senegal restaurateur fights the plastic tide Babacar Thiaw took the initiative of opening Dakar's first "zero plastic" restaurant in a response to the rubbish strewn along the beaches of the Senegalese capital....
12:00 2019-09-07

'My Partner Pikachu' Is A Cold Hard Plastic Pokénomaton, But I Still Love Him My Partner Pikachu is not a soft stuffed animal. He is not warm nor is he snuggly. He is an electronic interactive toy. He is plastic, stuffed with circuits, batteries, LED lights, and speakers, all held together with cold metal screws. He makes Pika...
16:14 2019-10-04

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Podiums To Be Made From Recycled Plastic Podiums at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be made from plastic waste donated by local residents or collected from the sea, organisers said Tuesday, as part of a sustainability push....
15:42 2019-06-11

Step up: Tokyo Olympics podiums made of discarded plastic Tokyo Olympic organizers say the podiums for next year's games will be made of recycled household plastics       ...
11:56 2019-06-11

Explained: the toxic threat in everyday products, from toys to plastic Thousands of potentially harmful chemicals are in products ranging from toys to plastic and carpets in the US • Help us reach our $150,000 goal to fund this series. Make a contributionSynthetic chemicals are in nearly everything we touch and consume....
10:56 2019-05-22

Canada in talks with Malaysia about taking back plastic waste The government of Canada said on Monday it is in discussions with Malaysia about retrieving plastic waste that originated from Canada and is currently in Malaysia....
19:14 2019-06-17

The big fashion fight: can we remove all the toxic, invisible plastic from our clothes? More than half of all textiles produced each year include plastic. Now the urgent search is on for a more sustainable way to clothe the worldIt was probably the only time a 93-year-old has stolen the show at Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage. Sir David Att...
13:00 2019-07-16

Newborn found alive in plastic bag left in wooded area Authorities in Georgia are searching for the mother of a newborn baby who was found alive in a plastic bag last week. The baby girl, who has been temporarily named “India” by a local hospital, was discovered crying around 10 p.m. on Thurs...
22:42 2019-06-11

Indonesia's parliament delays approval for levy on plastic bags Indonesian members of parliament have decided to delay confirmation of a government plan for a levy on plastic bags, but the finance minister said she was optimistic the legislation was on track to be adopted this year....
10:14 2019-07-03

Women-only crew on two-year sea voyage to tackle plastic pollution Ten members of the public - including a police constable and yoga teacher - are setting sail on a two-year scientific trip to analyse ocean plastics....
13:42 2019-10-08

Marriott Hotels Ditching Small Plastic Toiletry Bottles Marriott International, the world's largest hotel chain, said Wednesday it was ditching single-use toiletry bottles as part of plans to reduce its environmental impact....
03:56 2019-08-29

G20 environment ministers agree to tackle marine plastic waste Reduction of marine plastic trash was one of the major issues at the G20 summit of environment ministers in Japan. Delegates also discussed the future of energy security following the tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman....
18:56 2019-06-16

Heartbreaking Pic Shows Dead Baby Turtle With 104 Plastic Pieces It Ate A baby turtle that washed up in Boca Raton, Florida, died shortly after it was found by the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center last week. It had 104 pieces of plastic in its stomach....
12:00 2019-10-09

Iran Instagram star known for plastic surgery arrested for blasphemy Sahar Tabar, who shares photos edited to make her look like Angelina Jolie, detained for raft of charges including encouraging corruptionIran has arrested an Instagram celebrity famous for drastically altering her appearance through cosmetic surgery,...
05:56 2019-10-07

PM Thanks Aamir Khan For Backing Move To Stop Using Single-Use Plastic Aamir Khan's encouraging words to curb the use of single-use plastic will inspire others to strengthen the initiative, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today, thanking the actor....
09:14 2019-08-28

Here Is India's Solution To Battle Plastic Waste; Use It To Make Roads India consumes about 16.5 million tonnes of plastic annually! That is 1.6 million trucks of plastic! But there is a solution for recycling plastic waste effectively....
11:14 2019-09-03

Ragú pasta sauces recalled over possible plastic fragment concerns Anyone who may have purchased varieties of a popular brand of pasta sauce is urged to double-check the label over concerns it may possibly contain fragments of plastic. ...
03:42 2019-06-17

Where does your plastic go? Global investigation reveals America's dirty secret A Guardian report from 11 countries tracks how US waste makes its way across the world – and overwhelms the poorest nationsThis week we’re exploring plastic pollution as part of our six-month Toxic America series. Please support this journalism and h...
10:42 2019-06-17

Michigan priest charged with binding boy in plastic, leaving him in closet A Catholic priest in Michigan wrapped a teen boy in plastic and tape and kept him in a church janitor's closet against his will for more than an hour, investigators said Thursday....
02:56 2019-08-23

Giant boom traps plastic waste from the oceans for the first time Boyan Slat of The Ocean Cleanup says that after a failure last year, his giant v-shaped boom system is now collecting plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch...
20:28 2019-10-03

Amazon's top cardboard box makers face challenges from plastic mailers For the past few years, delivery boxes have been piling up on people's doorsteps and in apartment buildings across the U.S. Here's a look at the big cardboard box makers in the U.S....
18:14 2019-07-13

As Promised, Anand Mahindra Replaces Plastic Bottles In Boardrooms Staying true to his word, Anand Mahindra has replaced plastic bottles in boardrooms with re-fillable ones. In July, the Chairman of the Mahindra Group had promised on Twitter that he would ban plastic......
21:28 2019-09-13

Newborn baby found inside of plastic bag in woods in Georgia FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. (WXIA) — Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a newborn baby found alive inside of a plastic bag in the woods late Thursday night. Authorities said they went to Daves Cre...
17:28 2019-06-08

Ocean cleanup device successfully collects plastic for first time Huge floating boom finally retains debris from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, creator saysA huge floating device designed by Dutch scientists to clean up an island of rubbish in the Pacific ocean that is three times the size of France has successfu...
12:28 2019-10-03

"Single-Use Plastic To Be Banned In A Phased Manner": Ram Vilas Paswan With the government waging a war on single-use plastic, mixed feelings have cropped up with some pointing at the positive environmental impact of such an action and others citing the potential......
00:42 2019-09-13

Malaysia to send back plastic waste to foreign nations PORT KLANG, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia says it will send back some 3,000 metric tonnes (330 tons) of non-recyclable plastic waste to countries including the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia in a move to avoid becoming a dumping ground for rich nations....
08:00 2019-05-28

Americans' plastic recycling is dumped in landfills, investigation shows Consumers’ efforts to be eco-friendly go to waste as many communities find themselves with nowhere to send their refuseWhere does your plastic go? Revealing America’s dirty secretA sign on an upside-down dumpster spelled the end of Pearl Pai’s long r...
11:00 2019-06-21

'Not a dustbin': Cambodia to send plastic waste back to the US and Canada Country vows to return 1,600 tonnes of waste as south-east Asian countries revolt against an onslaught of rubbish shipmentsCambodia has announced it will send 1,600 tonnes of plastic waste found in shipping containers back to the US and Canada, as so...
17:14 2019-07-17

Wimbledon bans plastic racket coverings in eco-friendly push Wimbledon will no longer be contributing to England’s waste trail after announcing this year’s participants will not be allowed to use plastic coverings for new rackets. Players on the English grass courts will be seen sporting their traditional whit...
21:42 2019-06-28

Officials ban plastic racket coverings at Wimbledon to become more environmentally friendly Wimbledon will no longer be contributing to England’s waste trail after announcing this year’s participants will not be allowed to use plastic coverings for new rackets....
19:28 2019-06-28

It's raining plastic: microscopic fibers fall from the sky in Rocky Mountains Discovery raises new questions about the amount of plastic waste permeating the air, water, and soil virtually everywhere on EarthPlastic was the furthest thing from Gregory Weatherbee’s mind when he began analyzing rainwater samples collected from t...
08:56 2019-08-13

Thousands of volunteers remove plastic from northern Spanish coast Thousands of volunteers plucked plastic and other waste products from the rocks and beaches along Spain's Basque coast on Saturday, while divers took to the sea to clear garbage from the water as part of World Oceans Day....
23:14 2019-06-08

Bali officially bans all single-use plastic to curb ocean pollution Bali has banned the use of single-use plastic items in a bid to cut down on ocean pollution. The law prohibiting plastic bags, straws and Styrofoam has come into effect as of July 2, after a six-month transition period that ended last month. The Indo...
23:42 2019-07-02

Hundreds of sharks snarled by plastic in the world's oceans, scientists warn New research suggest previous studies have underestimated the number of sharks and rays entangled in plastic. The problem is likely much worse than scientists realized....
16:42 2019-07-05

Alarming level of plastic in children's bodies, German study shows A study by the German Environment Ministry has found almost all children tested have traces of plastic byproducts in their bodies. Some of the chemicals found could affect health and development....
05:42 2019-09-15

Check your cabinets: Some Ragu pasta sauces recalled, may contain fragments of plastic Mizkan America, Inc. issued the recall out of an "abundance of caution," warning consumers that the pasta sauces may contain fragments of plastic       ...
02:42 2019-06-17

Mom blames Walmart after finding plastic foam in customized graduation cake Marsy Flores, the graduate's mother, says the Walmart bakery gave her a graduation cake made out of Styrofoam.        ...
19:56 2019-06-04

Beginning today, you won't be able to buy plastic bottles of water at San Francisco International Airport Want to hydrate at San Francisco International Airport? Forget plastic water bottles. You must use a water fountain, bring your own reusable bottle or buy an airport-approved glass or aluminum bottle....
23:00 2019-08-20

Johnsonville recalls nearly 100,000 pounds of sausage after 'green plastic' found in product Nearly 100,000 pounds of Johnsonville Jalapeno Cheddar smoked sausages were recalled after a customer complained about finding hard green plastic in the product....
23:00 2019-06-04

India's trash mountains are a fetid symbol of the country's plastic problem Ravidas in New Delhi is a slum like no other. There are no fetid open sewers brimming with human waste or piles of trash lining every alley and corner. The residents of this ramshackle community run a tight ship....
03:28 2019-06-08

G20 to tackle ocean plastic waste as petrochemical producers expand in Asia Japan wants to make reducing the glut of plastic waste in the oceans a priority at the Group of 20 summit it is hosting this month as governments around the world crack down on such pollution....
11:01 2019-06-13

Japan's famous Nara deer dying from eating plastic bags Tourists warned not to feed the animals after plastic waste found in stomachs of several dead deerAuthorities in Japan’s ancient capital Nara are warning visitors not to feed the city’s wild deer – a major tourist attraction – after several of the an...
07:28 2019-07-10

Beloved Baby Dugong "Mariam" Dies In Thailand With Plastic In Stomach A sick baby dugong whose fight for recovery won hearts in Thailand and cast a spotlight on ocean conservation has died from an infection exacerbated by bits of plastic lining her stomach, officials......
11:28 2019-08-17

Scientists find hundreds of sharks, giant rays tangled in plastic In total, the new research recorded 1,116 reported cases of marine life tangled up in plastic dumped in the ocean -- but its authors say the true number is likely to be much higher....
23:56 2019-07-05

Google pledges carbon-neutral shipping, recycled plastic for all devices Alphabet Inc's Google on Monday announced that it would neutralize carbon emissions from delivering consumer hardware by next year and include recycled plastic in each of its products by 2022....
16:42 2019-08-05

Exclusive: India set to outlaw six single-use plastic products on October 2 - sources India is set to impose a nationwide ban on plastic bags, cups and straws on Oct. 2, officials said, in its most sweeping measure yet to stamp out single-use plastics from cities and villages that rank among the world's most polluted....
20:42 2019-08-28

Henderson Island: a Pacific paradise turning into a plastic trap – video Thousands of tonnes of plastic have accumulated on the pristine beaches of Henderson Island in the Pacific's Pitcairn archipelago. Along one stretch of 2.5km, an estimated 18 tonnes has piled up over decades, at the rate of several thousand pieces of...
20:56 2019-07-31

Malawi reinstates ban on plastic bags as campaigners hail 'fantastic victory' Judges overturn injunction won by plastic manufacturers after thin plastic bags were outlawedMalawi’s highest court has imposed a ban on plastic bags, a huge milestone for the government and environmental charities who beat off challenges from some o...
08:28 2019-08-02

City of Victoria hoping Supreme Court of Canada will rule on plastic bag ban The City of Victoria has asked Canada's top court to review the decision that overturned the city's bylaw to regulate the use of plastic checkout bags....
07:14 2019-09-26

Warsaw’s plastic palm tree ‘dies’ to mark climate threat WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A giant plastic palm tree that has become an artistic symbol of Warsaw has “died” as part of a stunt to draw attention to climate change. Residents were surprised to see this week that the popular tree’s leaves...
14:56 2019-06-07

China vows to raise recycling rates of rural plastic mulch China vowed to improve the recycling rates of plastic mulch used in farming, the government said on Wednesday, amid mounting concerns about soil contamination as unrecovered bits of the thin film get left behind, leaving traces in crops....
15:42 2019-07-03

Andrew Forrest launches US$300m war on plastic to tackle ocean pollution Mining billionaire’s initiative would see manufacturers of virgin plastic pay premium for doing so Mining billionaire Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest is launching a business-driven initiative to try to tackle the hundreds of millions of tonnes of plastic was...
08:42 2019-09-25

Spider silk, wood combination replicates material advantages of plastic By combining the silk protein from spider web threads with wood cellulose fibers, scientists have created a material featuring strength and extensibility comparable to plastic....
01:56 2019-09-17

Amazon India to weed out single-use plastic packaging by June 2020 Amazon.com Inc's India unit said on Wednesday it would replace all single use plastic in its packaging by June 2020 with paper cushions, the latest major company to join the country's fight against environmental pollution....
10:14 2019-09-04

Grocery store urges customers to rethink plastic with embarrassing bags East West Market hopes humorous bags like ‘Wart Ointment Wholesale’ will persuade shoppers to shun single-use plastic bagsIf concern over the climate crisis or revulsion over the contamination of the food chain are not enough to change consumer behav...
22:42 2019-06-11

Renée Zellweger opens up about why she took a break from acting, plastic surgery rumors Renée Zellweger, who stars as Judy Garland in the upcoming film "Judy," got real on her own struggles in the spotlight – and why she needed a break.        ...
06:14 2019-09-04

Wrap Yourself in Recycled Plastic Bottles with Rumpl's New NanoLoft Puffy Blanket Rumpl’s technical blankets are a favorite for keeping us warm when we venture outside, and now, the brand is doing more to give back to the great outdoors. Rumpl has announced a shift toward the use of post-consumer recycled materials in its products...
03:14 2019-08-03

Nestle Waters teams up with Ocean Legacy for plastic waste cleanup Nestle's bottled water division Nestle Waters, owner of Perrier and Vittel, said it would team up with Canada's Ocean Legacy Foundation to help to clean up plastic pollution....
19:56 2019-07-08

Buttigieg says those who eat burgers, use plastic straws are 'part of the problem' on climate change If you eat hamburgers or use plastic drinking straws, consider yourself part of the climate-change problem. That was the assessment of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Thursday during an appearance on CNN’s "New Day ."...
14:14 2019-09-06

Search continues for mother of newborn found wrapped in a plastic bag in the woods https://pmd.cdn.turner.com/cnn/big/us/2019/06/08/caption/georgia-baby-found-in-woods-dnt-vpx.wsb_2640526_768x432_1300k.mp4 _____ Atlanta (CNN) – Georgia authorities are searching for the mother of a newborn found wrapped in a plastic bag and ab...
21:28 2019-06-08

A Giant Factory Rises to Make a Product Filling Up the World: Plastic Royal Dutch Shell’s plant will produce more than a million tons of plastic, in the form of tiny pellets. Many in the Pittsburgh area see it as an economic engine, but others worry about long-term harm....
14:42 2019-08-12

San Francisco airport to prohibit sale of single-use plastic water bottles The San Francisco International Airport will become one of the first major airports in the country to ban the sale of single-use plastic water bottles....
18:56 2019-08-03

Indonesia's plastic recycling exports hit by tougher rules on imported waste Indonesia's exports of recycled plastic have plunged by 70% in the past few months due to a shortage of materials needed for production since Jakarta tightened rules on imported waste, an industry body said on Friday....
18:42 2019-08-23

Here's what I learned from my privileged, western failure to go plastic-free for a month | Van Badham I tried to re-enact my nanna’s depression-mindset, zero-waste home, but no victory over plastic went unpunishedMy “plastic-free” July began with an idea to retain every piece of plastic waste I consumed, and port it around over the month in a bag wit...
19:56 2019-08-19

Mexican plastic pipe and chemicals company Mexichem announces name change Mexican plastic pipe and chemicals company Mexichem said on Tuesday that it is changing its name to Orbia Advance Corporation under a restructuring and reorganization plan. (Reporting by Diego Ore; Writing by Rebekah F Ward)...
19:00 2019-08-27

Wimbledon 2019: Water bottles set to be made entirely from recycled plastic for first time The hundreds of thousands of water bottles sold and handed out at Wimbledon over the next fortnight will be made entirely from recycled plastic for the first time....
15:56 2019-07-01

Everest Region Bans Single-Use Plastic To Reduce Waste On Mountains Single-use plastics have been banned in the Everest region to reduce the vast amounts of waste left by trekkers and mountaineers, Nepali authorities said Thursday....
12:28 2019-08-21

Amazon India To Stop Using Single-Use Plastic Packaging By June 2020 Amazon.com Inc's India unit said on Wednesday it would replace all single use plastic in its packaging by June 2020 with paper cushions, the latest major company to join the country's fight against......
11:28 2019-09-04

Thailand’s lost baby dugong dies from shock, eating plastic An 8-month-old dugong nurtured by marine experts after it was found lost near a beach in southern Thailand has died of what biologists believe was a combination of shock and ingesting plastic waste...
14:00 2019-08-17

British supermarket Sainsbury's vows to halve plastic packaging by 2025 Britain's second-biggest supermarket, Sainsbury's , vowed on Friday to halve plastic packaging by 2025, promising to switch to alternative materials and refillable options to meet consumer demand for less waste....
01:56 2019-09-13

Beloved baby dugong Marium dies in Thailand after eating plastic The baby dugong, which washed up in waters off southern Thailand months ago, has died from a stomach infection caused by swallowing bits of plastic. Marium's death once again casts a spotlight on plastics in the ocean....
21:14 2019-08-17

This Indian School Requires Students to Hand Over Plastic Waste as Tuition A school in India’s northeastern Assam state is now requiring students to pay for tuition in plastic waste they collect. Each of the 110 students at the Akshar Forum school must bring 20 plastic items to school a week in order to attend, accord...
13:14 2019-06-05

Plastic alternatives could make marine pollution even worse, report finds Compostable alternatives to plastic could worsen marine pollution and have other serious environmental impacts, a report from a committee of UK MPs has warned....
01:56 2019-09-13

People flocking to adopt Georgia baby found in plastic bag: police More than a thousand people from around the world have offered to adopt the newborn found wrapped in a plastic grocery bag in the woods in Georgia, local police said Thursday. Well-wishers — some from as far as Ireland — have reached out ...
01:42 2019-06-28

Welcome to the "Invisible Challenge," which involves a bunch of dogs running into plastic wrap The domestic dog, trained and bred over centuries to obey and assist humans, has had its loyalty betrayed. Not content to ask our canine companions only to fetch sticks, shake paws on command, or dance around on their hind legs for a treat, our wretc...
19:14 2019-07-03

Humans eat a credit card-size amount of plastic every week: study Well, here’s one way to cut down on personal debt. Humans are gobbling up around 5 grams of microplastics in their weekly diets — or about as much as your ATM card, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Newcastle, Aus...
21:00 2019-06-12

Georgia: newborn baby found alive in plastic bag – video report Police in Georgia have released dramatic bodycam footage showing the moment a newborn baby girl was discovered alive in a plastic bag. Local residents called the police on 6 June after hearing cries from a wooded area. Forsyth county sheriff's office...
20:01 2019-06-27

World Migratory Bird Day highlights deadly risks of plastic pollution Saturday marks World Migratory Bird Day which, this year, is raising awareness about the serious threats that plastic pollution poses to bird life, with a call for urgent measures to end the problem. ...
16:28 2019-05-21

Cardi B Cancels Several Performances to ''Fully Recover'' From Plastic Surgery Procedures Cardi B needs some R&R. The rapper has postponed her show in El Paso, Texas, which was scheduled for tonight, due to "circumstances beyond her control," read a press release......
06:00 2019-05-22

Modi tells U.N. India launching campaign to stamp out single-use plastic Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations on Friday that India was launching a campaign to stamp out the use of single-use plastics....
04:56 2019-09-28

Malaysia, flooded with plastic waste, to send back some scrap to source Malaysia, which has become the dumping ground for the world's plastic waste, will send back non-recyclable plastic scrap to the developed countries that sent it there, its environment minister said on Tuesday....
18:01 2019-05-21

India's PM Modi exhorts nation to end usage of single-use plastic by 2022 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on the nation to work toward ending the consumption of single-use plastics by 2022, in a speech on Wednesday....
06:00 2019-10-03

Tonnes of plastic waste dumped in Malaysia will be returned to country of origin Malaysia will return 450 tonnes of contaminated plastic waste to the countries that shipped it, in a refusal to become a dumping ground for the world's trash....
17:14 2019-05-28

Malaysia to ship back tonnes of plastic waste to Canada and other nations Malaysia will send back some 3,000 metric tons of non-recyclable plastic waste to countries such as the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia in a move to avoid becoming a dumping ground for rich nations....
13:14 2019-05-28

Malaysia to send 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste back to countries of origin Malaysia will send as much as 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste back to the countries it came from, the environment minister said on Tuesday, the latest Asian country to reject rich countries' rubbish....
11:56 2019-05-28

Panera at Home chicken soup recalled over plastic material in product The company behind Panera Bread’s at Home line has issued a recall for a chicken soup product sold in select states over concerns about plastic material contamination....
15:42 2019-05-24

414 million pieces of plastic found on remote Australian islands: Study Almost 1 million shoes and over 370,000 toothbrushes -- they're among the 414 million pieces of plastic found washed ashore on the remote Cocos (Keeling) Islands, according to new research....
17:28 2019-05-21

'Garbage Cafe' In Chhattisgarh To Offer Free Food In Exchange For Plastic The Ambikapur Municipal Corporation in Chhattisgarh is set to open a first-of-its-kind 'Garbage Cafe' where poor people and rag pickers will get free food in exchange for one kilogram of plastic,......
19:42 2019-07-24

Plastic straws, cotton buds and drink stirrers to be banned in England Government confirms ban on sale and use of items from April next yearPlastic straws and drink stirrers, and cotton buds with plastic stems will be banned from sale and use in England from next April, the government has confirmed.The move, which has b...
10:56 2019-05-22

'It's extremely depressing': tiny turtle dies after eating 104 pieces of plastic Florida clinic says the problem is so common that they have a drop-off point for residents to leave sickly turtlesWhen Emily Mirowski took in a tiny loggerhead turtle that had been washed up in Boca Raton, Florida, she knew it wasn’t healthy. It was ...
22:00 2019-10-04

Little girl undergoes multiple procedures after swallowing teddy bear’s plastic eye A little girl who swallowed a plastic stuffed animal eyeball sent her family on a medical journey for answers, but despite it all, she hasn't lost her sparkle....
05:28 2019-07-22

Plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds to be banned from next year Plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds will be banned in England from next year as part of a government plan to tackle pollution and protect the environment....
14:00 2019-05-22

Whole Foods eliminating plastic straws from US stores in July. Expect new chicken, too. Whole Foods Market is eliminating disposable plastic straws from its stores in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom in July.        ...
14:32 2019-05-21

A floating device created to clean up plastic from the ocean is finally doing its job, organizers say A huge trash-collecting system designed to clean up plastic floating in the Pacific Ocean is finally picking up plastic, its inventor announced Wednesday....
22:28 2019-10-06

On Gandhi Jayanti, Amit Shah Launches 'Sankalp Yatra' Against Plastic On Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary today, Union Home Minister Amit Shah gave a clarion call to shun single-use plastic while urging citizens to take an initiative to make this a mass......
11:28 2019-10-02

Drake jokes about plastic surgery rumors while flexing his six-pack on Instagram Drake wants his fans to know that his abs are all-natural, if his comment on a recent Instagram post is any indication.        ...
14:38 2019-05-21

War on plastic waste faces setback as cost of recycled material soars Europe’s manufacturers face $250m-a-year hit as rising demand drives up priceThe battle to reduce Europe’s plastic waste could become a quarter of a billion dollars more expensive every year as the cost of recycled plastic soars.In recent months, the...
19:42 2019-10-13

Pakistan moves to ban single-use plastic bags: ‘The health of 200 million people is at stake’ The fines will be steep — $31 for using a single bag, $63 for selling one and up to $31,000 for manufacturing them. The national per capita income is $1,200 per year....
16:00 2019-08-13

G20 plastic trash reduction goal doesn't address 'excessive' production: activists Activists welcomed a goal set by the Group of 20 major economies' to reduce additional plastic trash leaking into the ocean to zero by 2050, but said it avoided getting at the heart of the problem - slashing the output of wasteful, single-use plastic...
14:28 2019-07-01

Eco kitchens: 5 ways to make your home more sustainable and reduce single-use plastic on a budget Looking to cut down your use of single-use plastic and help the environment? These small, budget-friendly changes will help you overhaul your kitchen habits....
20:14 2019-06-21

The North Face's Futurelight Fabric Finally Makes Raincoats Feel Less Like a Plastic Bag I’m never going to suit up in a highly-engineered spacesuit that NASA spent millions of dollars developing, but heading out into a thunderstorm in a jacket made from The North Face’s new Futurelight material genuinely made me feel like I was wearing ...
21:42 2019-10-03

Spanish police bust crime ring that smuggled cocaine-laced plastic Police in Spain said they arrested 12 people on Wednesday in connection to a cocaine-smuggling ring that mixed the drug with industrial plastic pellets in a bid to avoid detection....
02:00 2019-05-31

Scientists went to one of the world's most remote island atolls. They found 414 million pieces of plastic The amount of plastic pollution previously thought to exist around the world may be a dramatic underestimate — because the vast majority of plastic pollution may actually be below the surface....
17:00 2019-05-21

Major Thai stores to stop giving out plastic bags by 2020: minister Retailers and convenience stores in Thailand have pledged to stop giving plastic bags to customers from next year in a bid to reduce plastic waste, the country's environment minister said....
14:42 2019-09-24

Spanish police bust drug ring that smuggled cocaine-laced plastic Spanish police have busted a cocaine-smuggling ring that dodged detection by mixing the drug with industrial plastic pellets before chemically removing it in three specially designed laboratories....
17:28 2019-05-29

Warren Entsch declares war on plastic in new Great Barrier Reef envoy role Veteran Liberal MP is aiming to rid beaches of plastics, micro and nano plastics, but won’t commit to a banThe Liberal MP Warren Entsch has launched a crusade against single-use plastics as part of his new role as special envoy for the Great Barrier ...
20:14 2019-05-27

Glastonbury Festival attendees leave plastic bottles and trash strewn across grounds So much for being eco-friendly. Attendees at Britain’s five-day Glastonbury Festival — which ran on a theme of climate change and the environment — left behind thousands of plastic bottles and trash, photos of the aftermath show. Environmentali...
20:14 2019-07-01

Holiday Inn to get rid of mini-shampoo bottles by 2021; cutting back on plastic waste If you check into the Holiday Inn and just love those mini shampoo bottles they have ...well this might be some bad news.       ...
18:28 2019-07-31

Environmental Win! The San Diego Zoo Has Announced They Have Acquired A Big Stupid Gorilla That Loves To Eat Plastic And Styrofoam It seems like every day now, there’s another grim report in the news about the devastating effects of plastic waste on the environment, but here’s a story to the opposite effect to give you a rare bit of hope: The San Diego Zoo just announced that th...
21:42 2019-05-28

Burger King scraps plastic toys in children's meals, launches amnesty Burger King will stop handing out plastic toys in its children's meals and said on Thursday it was launching an amnesty for customers to return any freebies in a bid to tackle the growing problem of plastic waste....
17:00 2019-09-19

Amit Shah Urges Women To Stop Using Plastic Bags To Save Environment Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday appealed to women not to use plastic bags to help protect the environment and suggested that they carry cloth bags, which are long-lasting, for shopping....
15:14 2019-08-29

Crack open a cold one: PepsiCo testing canned water to cut down on its use of virgin plastic PepsiCo on Thursday said its testing sales of its Aquafina water in aluminum cans as the company moves to reduce its use of virgin plastic, which hasn’t been recycled.       ...
16:56 2019-07-02

Heartbreaking: This Incel Got Plastic Surgery To Look Exactly Like Austin Powers But Still Can’t Find Women Willing To Sleep With Him Many men in the involuntarily celibate community believe that women would sleep with them if they looked more conventionally attractive, so they resort to surgery in order to correct their perceived flaws. However, these drastic measures are rarely t...
20:56 2019-07-08

Spanish police smash drug ring smuggling cocaine-infused plastic Police in Spain have arrested 12 members of a crime ring which smuggled cocaine-infused plastic products from Colombia before extracting the drug at three specialized laboratories....
23:00 2019-05-30

Life-size whale breaks record for largest recycled plastic sculpture A life-size whale sculpture, located at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in San Francisco, has been deemed the largest recycled plastic sculpture by Guinness World Records....
20:42 2019-05-21

Never gonna give you up: the history of America's love affair with plastic | Susan Strasser Once we lived without it, now we can’t escape it. A historian unpacks the origins of our plastic addictionIn 1957 Disneyland opened the Monsanto House of the Future, an all-plastic dwelling. Over the next 10 years millions of visitors passed through ...
07:14 2019-06-21

Southeast Asian nations, among worst ocean polluters, aim to curb plastic debris Thai zero-waste advocate Thanaboon Somboon never leaves his home without what he calls a full "weaponry" of reusable shopping bags, coffee tumblers and stainless steel straws for his daily battle against single-use plastic....
08:56 2019-06-21

In-depth Google Pixel 3a durability test highlights the strength of plastic (video) If you've been holding off on buying Google's budget-friendly new Pixel 3a or 3a XL for fear of making a major build quality compromise, the ultimate durability test is here to prove you have absolutely nothing to be worried about.Yes, the Pixel 3a i...
14:42 2019-05-28

Sahar Tabar: Iran Instagram star known for plastic surgery arrested for blasphemy Social media star, who shares photos edited to make her look like Angelina Jolie, detained for raft of charges including encouraging corruptionIran has arrested an Instagram celebrity famous for drastically altering her appearance through cosmetic su...
13:14 2019-10-07

This Hurricane Proof House Made From 612,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles Can Withstand 326 MPH Winds If you’re looking to build a new home on coastal waters where hurricanes are known to roam, you might want to skip the two-by-fours and cement and instead start drinking bottled soda. A Canadian company has recently completed construction of a home w...
00:00 2019-07-05

Tyson recalls ready-to-eat chicken fritters after complaints of 'hard plastic' in product Tyson Foods, Inc. has issued a recall for 190,757 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken fritters that were distributed to foodservice locations nationwide after the company received complaints from schools about hard plastic found in the product...
22:00 2019-06-10

Amazon India Plans To Scrap Single-Use Plastic Packaging By June 2020 Amazon India will roll out paper packing material across the country by the end of 2019, its vice president of customer fulfilment, Akhil Saxena, said on a call....
15:28 2019-09-04

Plastic bags kill deer in Japan’s Nara city wildlife park 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....
13:14 2019-07-10

Quit Plastic Bottles, Drink Water From Cupped Hands: Meenakshi Lekhi BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi has suggested going back to green Indian habits of drinking water from cupped hands and using "datun" or neem twig to brush teeth to cut down on plastic use....
13:00 2019-09-06

Fans Spotted a Plastic Water Bottle Lurking in the Game of Thrones Finale Just weeks after a stray Starbucks cup was accidentally left in a Game of Thrones episode, eagle-eyed viewers spotted another modern-day artifact lingering in the show’s Sunday night finale. At least one water bottle made its way into the show&...
14:38 2019-05-21

This company turns discarded plastic bottles found on beaches into boardshorts, and they’re really comfy Jay Caboz / Business Insider South Africa Clothing brand GiLo is taking discarded plastic bottles found on beaches and turning them into men's boardshorts. The South African brand makes each pair of shorts from around 20 plastic bottles. The bottles...
12:28 2019-10-06

When I stopped buying plastic to go green, I ended up slicing my grocery bill in half Liz Knueven/Business Insider The zero-waste trend is all about eliminating disposable packaging, especially single use plastics, from daily life. I started doing it for the environmental aspect, but I ended up saving big on my grocery bill in the p...
23:42 2019-07-19

Vote for the Woman Because She’s a Woman In February, Nevada became the first state in the country with a female-majority legislature. By June, with the help of the state’s Democratic governor, there were stronger laws ensuring equal pay for women, tougher penalties for domestic viole...
15:42 2019-08-22

Horrific video shows famed chef pulling plastic trash from fish’s stomach A famed Mexican chef has posted a stunning video of himself pulling plastic bottle caps and other trash from a fish’s stomach as he prepares a meal — as a wake-up call that humans are destroying ocean life. In the footage, three-Michelin-star c...
15:01 2019-05-21

Turns out there's more plastic pollution in the deep ocean than the Great Pacific Garbage Patch The problem of plastic in the ocean is worse than feared. There’s actually more microplastic 1,000 feet down than there is in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.        ...
03:28 2019-06-07

Modi claims India toilet milestone, delays pledge to eradicate single-use plastic Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in bullish form on the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth, saying open defecation was a thing of the past in India. Experts are not so certain, though....
06:56 2019-10-03

Mexican authorities find dozens of bodies in plastic bags dumped in mass grave Mexican authorities said on Tuesday they had found 29 bodies, packed in more than a hundred plastic bags, dumped in a clandestine grave in the violent western state of Jalisco....
22:14 2019-09-19

UPDATE 1-Amazon India plans to scrap single-use plastic, joins rival Flipkart Amazon.com Inc's India unit plans to replace single-use plastic in its packaging by June 2020, the company said on Wednesday, the latest move by an ecommerce giant to weed out plastic use from the country's cities and towns that frequently rank among...
10:14 2019-09-04

Thousands of women say they have a mysterious 'breast-implant illness.' Now some plastic surgeons are refusing to do implants at all. kpakook/Shutterstock Thousands of women have spoken out about breast implants that have led to excruciating pain, immobility, full-body rashes, and unrelenting nausea. The cluster of symptoms has been dubbed breast-implant illness. The condition is ...
17:14 2019-10-07

Hasbro Bans Plastic, Evil Dead 2 Fans Get a Guardian Angel, and More in Tabletop News Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's regular column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. This time around, we’ve got a cool campaign from the folks behind Reigns: Game of Thrones, and a design contest to make figures for the class...
17:42 2019-09-04

Heartbreaking picture shows dead baby turtle found with more than 100 pieces of plastic in stomach A heartbreaking photo shows a baby sea turtle which died hours after washing up on a beach in Florida with more than 100 pieces of plastic in its stomach....
00:56 2019-10-09

Google pledges carbon-neutral shipping for its devices by 2020, recycled plastic by 2022 Alphabet's Google announced that it would neutralize carbon emissions from delivering consumer hardware by next year and include recycled plastic by 2022.Read More...
14:00 2019-08-06

Multiple deer dead at popular tourist park in Japan after eating plastic bags Nine deer at the famed Nara Park in western Japan have died recently after swallowing plastic bags. Masses of tangled plastic litter and packets of snacks were retrieved from their stomachs, with the heaviest amount weighing 9.5 pounds....
18:42 2019-07-11

Hundreds 'waiting in line' to adopt baby found alive in plastic bag, child services says Deputies with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office found the newborn, who has since been named baby India, in a plastic bag in Cumming, Georgia        ...
23:00 2019-09-24

A floating plastic island in the San Francisco Bay may offer a new way to protect coasts from floods. It could even house people inside. Float Lab/JD Beltran A floating plastic island in the San Francisco Bay could offer key insights in the fight against sea-level rise. The island provides a habitat for marine animals. As more creatures attach to the island, the structure could help ...
23:14 2019-10-13

McDonald's and Burger King are facing calls to scrap plastic toys in kids' meal deals The plastic toys given away with children's fast food meals are under fire. McDonald's and Burger King are the target of a petition started by two school children who criticize the companies for giving away the toys, which get quickly throw...
16:42 2019-07-09

Hours-old newborn found in woods wrapped in plastic bag alive, Georgia police search for mother Georgia police are trying to figure out why an hours-old infant was left in the woods wrapped in a plastic bag. Veuer’s Justin Kircher has the story.        ...
16:28 2019-06-11

Tyson Foods has recalled more than 190,000 pounds of chicken fritters after people reportedly found hard plastic Tyson Foods is recalling thousands of pounds of ready-to-eat chicken fritter products after consumers reportedly found hard plastic in the food.       ...
23:56 2019-06-09

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo break ties with plastic lobbying group amid mounting scrutiny over pollution The beverage giants join other companies like Clorox, Becton Dickinson and Ecolab, which ended memberships with the Plastics Industry Association last year....
00:28 2019-07-24

Monday’s Daily Brief: Nigeria massacre, Libya shelling condemned; recycled plastic used to build classrooms in Côte d’Ivoire Our main stories today: UN chief and senior UN official condemn the ‘terrible massacre’ in Nigeria that left some 65 dead, and the shelling of a hospital in Libya that killed medical workers; UN Secretary-General António Guterres reacts to a deadly l...
18:00 2019-07-31

The massive plastic-cleaning device invented by a 25-year-old is finally catching trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch The Ocean Cleanup At age 19, entrepreneur Boyan Slat founded The Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit that aims to rid the ocean of plastic. The organization designed a device to clean the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a trash-filled vortex in the ocean that'...
20:56 2019-10-02

Man arrested at New York airport for allegedly smuggling 34 live song birds hidden inside plastic hair curlers A Connecticut man was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport Sunday after returning from South America with nearly three dozen small live birds, each concealed in a plastic hair curler hidden inside his carry-on luggage to be sold for high...
11:42 2019-06-18

Oh, yuck! You're eating about a credit card's worth of plastic every week You're eating, swallowing or breathing in about 2,000 tiny pieces of plastic each week, a new study suggests, the equivalent of one credit card.        ...
07:56 2019-06-13

Plastic trash discovered in 'pristine' Arctic snow We've polluted the deepest oceans with plastic trash, now it's the Arctic's turn: Blown by the wind, 'microplastics' have been discovered there.        ...
01:56 2019-08-15

Easing ‘classroom crisis’ in Côte d’Ivoire, brick by (plastic) brick In an innovative partnership, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and a Colombian social enterprise announced on Monday that it had broken ground on a first-of-its-kind factory to convert plastic waste in Côte d'Ivoire into modular, easy-to-a...
18:00 2019-07-31

Going 'nude': UK supermarkets test plastic-free zones British supermarkets are starting to go "nude". Bowing to pressure from environmentally conscious consumers, big brand shops have begun taking steps to strip their shelves of plastic wrapping over concerns about saving the oceans from waste.  &...
13:56 2019-08-21

Um, yuk: You're eating about a credit card's worth of plastic every week You're eating, swallowing or breathing in about 2,000 tiny pieces of plastic each week, a new study suggests, the equivalent of one credit card.        ...
05:42 2019-06-13

Bring your own bottle: Plastic bottle sales banned at San Francisco airport Starting this month, SFO travelers who need plain water will have to buy refillable aluminum or glass bottles if they don't bring their own.       ...
04:00 2019-08-03

Ocean Cleaning Device Starts Collecting Plastic in Pacific Ocean (THE HAGUE, Netherlands) — After a series of setbacks, a system for catching plastic floating in the Pacific between California and Hawaii is now working, its Dutch inventor said Wednesday. Boyan Slat, a university dropout who founded The Ocean...
01:42 2019-10-04

'Cambodia is not a dustbin': Asian nation returns 1,600 tons of plastic waste to US and Canada The country's Environment Ministry said that 70 containers of plastic waste were shipped from the U.S. and 13 came from Canada.        ...
04:56 2019-07-19

President Trump’s 2020 Campaign Is Now Selling Plastic Straws: ‘Liberal Paper Straws Don’t Work’ President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign store sells “Make America Great Again” hats, T-shirts, cups, towels and even dog leashes. But one of its newest items might be one of the campaign’s biggest attempt to troll the other sid...
06:01 2019-07-21

Entenmann’s Little Bites cookies recalled in 36 states for 'choking hazard' from plastic Entenmann’s Little Bites Soft Baked Cookies are being recalled because there may be blue plastic pieces in the packs of mini chocolate chip cookies.       ...
07:14 2019-08-03

Hundreds 'waiting in line' to adopt baby found alive in plastic bag, child services says Deputies with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office found the newborn, who has since been named baby India, in a plastic bag in Cumming, Georgia        ...
20:14 2019-06-28

Letters: don’t recycle plastic – burn it | Letters Trying to reuse plastic is hopelessly inefficientWe have been going the wrong way with plastics for the last 30 or more years (“Waste no more? Plan to turn plastic into fuel for homes”, News). The effort of collecting, transporting and cleaning them ...
18:14 2019-07-31

Con Ed warns more blackouts could be coming Con Edison is still baffled over what caused the weekend’s major blackout — and warned on Monday that more outages could be coming with a heat wave on the way. “We expect that there could be service outages — those things happen during he...
18:14 2019-07-15