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Thailand gets serious about plastic bags

Tomorrow (Tuesday, December 4) is Thai Environment Day, and the Natural Resource and Environment Ministry has all shopping malls and shops, including convenience stores, begging you to do without single-use plastic bags, at least for one day. Environment Day has been observed annually since 1991, but there is fresh impetus this year for introducing measures

Schools to axe single use plastics in 2018

All schools in the Maldives will eliminate single-use plastics by by the end of 2018, the education minister said, with several schools already banning disposable plastics in their premises. Minister Dr Aishath Shiham made the pledge at a school ceremony held in Villimalé to mark the end of a reef study and awareness program run by

Plastic Facts – Raise Awareness in Schools

 Initiative at school level is helpful to raise awareness and change behavioural patterns. Schools can work on limiting the amount of paper waste that is produced and introduce composting practices to manage waste in-school.” PLASTIC FACTS  5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris now exist in the ocean. 500 billion single-use plastic bags per year. That amounts

Plastics Disrupting the Marine Ecosystem

“Reducing plastics especially bringing an end to single-use plastic is necessary and having the initiative at school level is helpful to raise awareness and change behavioural patterns,” he told the Maldives Independent. “Schools can also work on limiting the amount of paper waste that is produced and has in-school composting practices to manage waste in-school.” Plastic does