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Opinion: If we don't act now on plastic pollution, we will run out of choices
Lyndsey O’Connell of the Sick of Plastic campaign outlines just how destructive this material is and offers simple ways to avoid using it.
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Plastic found in thousands of seabird nests across Europe 'poses a threat'
Researchers examined 10,274 nests across the Northern Europe – with 12% of them found to contain plastic debris.
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Over 30% of all plastic exported from Europe may not be recycled, according to Irish study
The work was carried out by researchers from NUIG and University of Limerick.
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Diageo announces plans to remove plastic packaging from cans of Guinness
The company is also investing €9.25 million in a packaging plant in Belfast.
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MEPs approve EU-wide ban on range of single use plastics by 2021
The law passed by 560 votes to 35 in the Strasbourg assembly.
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EU parliament approves ban on single-use plastics, including straws and cotton buds
The parliament said its ban across the EU targets single-use cutlery, cotton buds, straws and stirrers.
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Poll: Are you making efforts to reduce how much plastics you buy?
A new Irish study has found that most deepwater fish in the north-west Atlantic have ingested plastic particles arising from pollution.
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Most deepwater fish have ingested microplastics, new Irish study finds
It’s one of the highest reported frequencies of microplastic occurrence in fish around the globe.