Shocking amount of plastic found inside beached whale in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An autopsy of a pregnant whale beached in eastern Taiwan revealed that its stomach was a "chaotic mess" of plastic garbage, according to the Ocean Conservation A...

'The Milkman Model': Big brand names try reusable containers

A new shopping platform announced Thursday at the World Economic Forum aims to change the way we buy many brand-name products. Loop, as the platform is called, would do away with disposable containers...

Scary stat: 90.5 percent of plastic is not recycled

LONDON (AP) — The burgeoning crisis in plastic waste has won the attention of Britain's Royal Statistical Society, which chose 90.5 percent — the proportion of plastic waste that has never been recycl...

Barrier isn't trapping trash in Pacific Ocean after months

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A floating device deployed three months ago to corral a swirling island of trash between California and Hawaii has not swept up any plastic waste — but the young innovator behind th...

Austria to ban most plastic bags starting in 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's Cabinet has approved a ban on most plastic bags, set to take effect at the beginning of 2020. Under the legislation initiated Wednesday, Austria's center-righ...

Taiwan authorities to start banning single-use plastic straws from July 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is planning to introduce new regulations to curb plastic use in certain places next year. Many places across Taiwan will be barred from providing custome...

Taiwan government urged to address microplastics via source reduction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the wake of a study last month suggesting that 44 percent of tap water in Taiwan contains microplastics, the Research Bureau of the Legislative Yuan has proposed source...

Life-sized plastic whale to raise ocean pollution awareness

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Artists are putting the finishing touches on an 82-foot-long (24-meter-long) blue whale made from discarded plastic that will be on display near San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge...

Taiwan’s Miniwiz nominated for UK design award for recycled plastic tiles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese circular economy design company Miniwiz (小智研發) is nominated for the U.K.’s Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 awards, for the company’s solar-powe...

Massive boom will corral Pacific Ocean's plastic trash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Engineers will deploy a trash collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the world's largest garbage patch in the ...

Taiwan’s importing of plastic waste from abroad must stop now

No matter where you live in Taiwan, you are almost certain to have seen pensioners collecting recycling. These enterprising Ama’s (阿嬤) and Agon’s (阿公) spend much of their time collecting r...

Why is Taiwan increasing its imports of plastic waste?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As China banned the import of plastic trash this year, Taiwan saw a marked increase in foreign garbage entering the country, leading I-Mei Foods Co. (義美食品) CEO Luis Ko (高志...

As Plastic Regulations and Bans Increase, Market Value for Biodegradable Polymers Exceeds $1 Billion and Will Rise Sharply by 2023, IHS Markit Says

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 26, 2018--Led by Western Europe, increasing regulations and bans against plastic bags and other single-use plastic items such as drinking straws is driving growing demand...

Global Plastic Fillers Market 2018-2022 | Effective Waste Management to Drive Growth | Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 19, 2018--The global plastic fillers market is expected to post a CAGR of over 5% during the period 2018-2022, according to the latest market research report by Technavio....

WeWork takes meat off the menu at company events

NEW YORK (AP) — Office space sharing company WeWork says it is no longer serving red or white meat at company events. In an email to employees Thursday, co-founder and Chief Creative...