Regional instruments can help strengthen the global governance of marine plastic pollution, including by contributing to a possible new global agreement, explains a report published by the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam.

Order of the High Court of Kerala in the matter of Dr. Vasundhara Menon & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 16/02/2021.

The matter related to ban on the use of compostable plastic in Kerala.

Single-use plastic products are increasingly regulated by Governments concerned about the environmental, social, health or other impacts of plastic waste and pollution.

Fossil fuel-based plastic is a ubiquitous commodity, which disintegrates over hundreds of years but never fully degrades. The United Nations has taken notable measures to address plastic pollution since 2012. The orld should carefully weigh the advantages and drawbacks of a proposed new global treaty on plastic pollution.

“Water pollution by plastics and microplastics: A review of technical solutions from source to sea,” composed of a toolkit and catalogue, has been jointly developed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI).

In this catalogue there are brief descriptions of technologies that can be implemented to address the contamination of water bodies by plastics and microplastics. For each technology the information provided includes a description and examples of applications, opportunities, barriers and typical costs of implementation.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) have today published their second annual New Plastics Economy Global Commitment Progress report, together with detailed data on the progress of individual business and government signatories.

New WWF Plastics Facts & Futures Report highlights the need for a systemic approach to tackle plastic pollution in South Africa.

Prepared by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), this report documents how corporate lobbyists have been able to influence and effectively water down the ambition of a long-expected restriction on intentionally added microplastics already at its drafting stage.

The U.S. and world are at a turning point, as COVID-19 cases continue to increase and some governments have offered nonsensical and dangerous responses to the pandemic (e.g., reopening businesses too soon, politicizing public health measures like wearing a mask).

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