Tagged: waste management

An international treaty to curb plastic pollution risks being watered down — New Zealand needs to take a stand - The Changing Climate

Guest Author Feb 22, 2022

Trisia Farrelly, Massey University Following years of discussions, support for a global treaty to stem the tide of plastic pollution is now widespread, with 75% of UN member states backing the idea. Next week, countries will negotiate two competing resolutions in the lead-up to the UN Environment Assembly. Both resolutions call for the establishment of an intergovernmental negotiating … Read More

Plastic oceans, plastic diets: The unsavoury reality for seabirds - News

Erica Mather Sep 02, 2015

A new study predicts that 99 per cent of the world’s seabirds will consume plastic by 2050.  Seabirds easily mistake brightly coloured plastics for food or accidentally swallow pieces such as bottle caps, bags and fibres from synthetic clothing that have washed out to sea from waste deposits, sewers and rivers. Scientists from CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial … Read More