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Dead whale sculpture raises awareness on plastic waste in the Philippines

An environment group has launched a 50 ft sculpture of a dead whale made out of plastic waste in a campaign to raise awareness about the effects of dumping rubbish.

Vietnam slowly sinking under mountains of waste

The oceans are spewing up what one of the world's biggest plastic polluters is dumping into them, and it's not pretty.

Going under the knife in China's plastic surgery stampede

Plastic surgery is booming in China, fuelled by rising incomes, growing Western influences, and the imperative of looking good on social media.
September 25, 2017 | 05:09 pm GMT+7

Plastic bags coat Saigon's walking street after raving NYE party

It's filthy but not an uncommon sight. 
January 01, 2018 | 12:27 pm GMT+7

Vietnam, Southeast Asian plastic recyclers hope to clean up after China ban

Vietnam's imports of plastic waste rose by 62 percent to 500,000-550,000 tons for 2017.
January 16, 2018 | 09:51 am GMT+7

UK to ban sale of plastic straws to tackle marine waste

8.5 billion plastic straws are thrown away in Britain every year, a recent study found.
April 19, 2018 | 04:31 pm GMT+7

Humans are pooping out plastic, study finds

Plastic has been found in participants' bodies after they consumed food and beverages stored in plastic wrapping, bottles and containers.
October 31, 2018 | 08:24 am GMT+7

Plastic found in endangered green sea turtle’s colon

Turtle becomes trash bin as Vietnam pollutes its seas.
December 05, 2018 | 07:36 pm GMT+7

In Indonesia, splits emerge over efforts to stem plastic tide

As Indonesia struggles with mountains of plastic waste going into landfill, business groups are pushing to overturn restrictions on importing plastic scrap into Southeast Asia's biggest economy.
December 21, 2018 | 01:55 pm GMT+7

Consumer goods CEOs in Davos hot seat over plastic waste

Consumer products companies including Procter & Gamble Co (PG.N) and Coca-Cola Co (KO.N) are emerging as new targets for global activism.
January 26, 2019 | 05:13 pm GMT+7

Saigon’s plastic wave rises to a Guinness world record

The ‘Parting of the Plastic Sea’ installation has been recognized as the world’s 'largest drinking straw sculpture.'
February 19, 2019 | 08:32 pm GMT+7

Vietnam to end plastic scrap imports from 2025

Vietnam will not import plastic scrap from 2025 and will deal with the scrap consignments stuck at ports, the government has said.
March 27, 2019 | 12:13 pm GMT+7

Natgeo lensman Instagrams ugly Nha Trang habit

National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita has Instagrammed a dirty habit of some Nha Trang residents, trashing its beautiful beaches.
April 05, 2019 | 09:54 am GMT+7

Return scrap stuck at ports to sender, Vietnam ministry proposes

The Ministry of Finance has proposed that scrap stuck at ports is auctioned and/or re-exported towards mitigating adverse environmental impacts.
April 09, 2019 | 04:20 pm GMT+7

Japan among biggest sellers of plastic waste to Vietnam

The biggest exporters of plastic recyclable waste to Vietnam are Japan, Hong Kong and Thailand, according to environmental organization Greenpeace.
April 25, 2019 | 10:31 am GMT+7
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