‘No war against plastic, but focus on smarter use’

MUMBAI: Ahead of World Environment Day, Erik Solheimhead of United Nations Environment emphasised that it is not a war against plastics, but the focus is on its “smarter and safer use” with drastic reduction of ‘single use’ plastic. “I...

Landmark ‘Upcycling the Oceans’ project expands to Phuket

Phuket, 28 January, 2018 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) today officially expanded the ‘SAVE the Ocean & SAVE for your dive’ campaign to the iconic southern island paradise of Phuket, offering divers the chance to earn discounts on dive trips,...

THE WORLD PLASTICS COUNCIL WELCOMES NEW UN RESOLUTION ON MARINE LITTER

NAIROBI (December 6, 2017) –The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) today approved  resolution UNEP/EA.3/L.20 which concluded that waste minimization and environmentally sound solid waste management should be given the highest priority in efforts to address...

PLASTIC PACKAGING: TOO GOOD TO THROW AWAY

Originally published in Packaging Europe Magazine, September 20, 2017 The German plastics packaging industry association (IK) is taking advantage of Coastal Cleanup Day on 16 September to reiterate its clear position on marine litter.  “Plastic packaging clearly does...