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There is a need to consciously bring down the consumption of single-use plastic in every sector(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)
There is a need to consciously bring down the consumption of single-use plastic in every sector(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

We must switch to eco-friendly packaging

Hindustan Times | By By Pushpa Girimaji
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2019 12:45 PM IST
There is an urgent need to put stop to their use of single-use plastic containers for delivering food. Or else this will become an even more bigger problem than the ubiquitous plastic carry bags .
The group of mostly uninhabited 27 islands -- which are 2,750 km from Perth -- are marketed to tourists as “Australia’s last unspoilt paradise”.(HT File Photo/Representative Image)
The group of mostly uninhabited 27 islands -- which are 2,750 km from Perth -- are marketed to tourists as “Australia’s last unspoilt paradise”.(HT File Photo/Representative Image)

414 million pieces of plastic washed ashore, found on remote islands in Indian Ocean

Canberra, Australia | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 05:29 PM IST
A study published in the journal Scientific Reports, found that the islands were littered with 238 tonnes of plastic, despite being home to around 500 people.
Fishing areas off the coast of Mumbai have the highest concentration of plastic waste in the country.(AP)
Fishing areas off the coast of Mumbai have the highest concentration of plastic waste in the country.(AP)

Fishing areas off Mumbai have highest plastic waste concentration

Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2018 08:28 AM IST
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) estimates that the highest concentration of midsea plastic has been recorded in the North Pacific Gyre, located at the north Pacific Ocean at 18kg/sq km.
This National Geographic cover has gone viral for all the right reasons (Vaughn Wallace / Twitter)
This National Geographic cover has gone viral for all the right reasons (Vaughn Wallace / Twitter)

This National Geographic cover will make you think hard about plastic pollution

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 04:27 PM IST
The cover suggests the world’s plastic pollution problem is just “”just the tip of the iceberg.”
Coral reefs in Lizard Island, Australia.(AP Photo)
Coral reefs in Lizard Island, Australia.(AP Photo)

Oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2018 10:30 PM IST
Dr V Kripa said every year there is a sharp increase in the quantum of plastic waste getting into the ocean and if the situation continued like this plastic debris will outnumber marine creatures, especially fish species.
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