I recently came across a report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which said plastic rubbish could outweigh fish in the oceans by the year 2050.

The ocean's health is threatened in numerous ways by the presence of plastic, writes BARBARA THOMSON

This alarming report highlights that as South…

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Coca-Cola has given itself 12 years to recycle the equivalent of every bottle it sells around the world.

In East Africa, the beverage giant is attempting to self-regulate while faced with a government threat to ban plastic bottles and restrictions on plastic waste imports in China.

Coke which…

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Up to 13 million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean each year, threatening marine life and polluting shorelines. That’s the equivalent of a garbage truck emptying its rubbish into the sea every minute.

Plastic is interlaced with nearly every aspect of human life, from plastic bags and…

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Cape Town - Concerned environmentalists warn that plastic pollution in the oceans is so pervasive that even the deepest place on Earth, the Mariana Trench, which is more than 10000m below sea level, has been affected, says the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

At least 6000 tons of waste…

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Plastic waste in the pristine beaches of Watamu have reduced drastically this year following programs laid out by stakeholders to clean up the area and recycle the products.

This emerged during the International beach cleanup which brought together over 500 people including students from 15 schools, 10 tourist…

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The Norwegian government has announced a commitment to spend $200 million over the next 4 years to combat the growing scourge of plastic pollution in the oceans.

A woman looks for valuables in a rubbish dump in Bamako on August 16, 2018. Photo: Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images

Why it…

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