New environmental guidelines on India for poultry farmers have indicated that small and medium poultry producers should take similar measures to their bigger counterparts to prevent environmental pollution.
The report ‘Addressing Single-use plastic products pollution, using a life cycle approach’ has been released by UNEP, just ahead of UNEA5. The report summarizes the key conclusions on the environmental performance of eight different single-use plastic products compared to their alternatives.
Twenty companies are responsible for producing more than half of all the single-use plastic waste in the world, fuelling the climate crisis and creating an environmental catastrophe, new research reveals.
Asian cities face the greatest risk from environmental issues including air pollution and natural disasters, according to a report by research firm Verisk Maplecroft. Of the 100 most vulnerable cities, 99 are in Asia, according to the report.
Public understanding of plastic pollution has risen considerably in the last couple of years. Far less understood is the broader context in which this pollution exists, and of the full extent of its impacts.
How have plastics and a convenience lifestyle become so widespread in a part of the world that traditionally adhered to a refill, reuse, and recycle mindset and where natural materials for packaging and refillable containers were the norm?
Concerns about the environmental and social harm caused by plastic waste and pollution have led to a surge in laws and policies designed to control the production and use of single-use plastic products.