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China to ban plastic products in parts of country

19 January 2020, 11:01 AM

China will ban the production, sales and use of plastic products in parts of the country by the end of 2020, according to a document of guidelines in further strengthening the control of plastic pollution on Sunday.

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Eastern Cape NGO creates awareness around plastic pollution

12 October 2019, 5:15 PM

 Learners from Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape have taken to the streets on the Port Elizabeth beach front to create awareness about plastic pollution.

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German minister prepares law to ban plastic bags

11 August 2019, 7:18 PM

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. “My ministry will get a plastic bag ban on its way,” she said, not giving a timetable for the plan, adding her aim […]

Plastic pollution is widespread: Study

12 June 2019, 7:30 AM

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.

 Shoprite to pay South African customers for reusing plastic bags

24 October 2018, 2:40 PM

Shoprite Holdings, South Africa’s biggest supermarket chain, said on Tuesday it would pay customers for reusing its newly introduced recyclable bag as it joined domestic rivals in efforts to curb plastic pollution.

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