Thursday, October 31st until Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
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India will ban single-use plastic

A 2015 study by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) surveyed 60 cities of India and estimated that in 2011-12 India generated approx. 26.000 tons of plastic waste daily. This is why India, the second most populous country in the world, will ban single-use plastic from 2 October, 2019. Single-use plastics (SUPs) are those that […] Read on...

President Trump moves to ban flavoured e-cigarettes

With 450 young adults hospitalised in only a few weeks across the United States because of severe lung infections caused by vaping, regulators are now moving against the vaping industry. It is widely recognised that electronic cigarettes such as Juul are attractive to teenagers wherever they are sold. These products look like high tech and […] Read on...

E-cigarettes causing severe pulmonary disease

The American health agency, the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) as well as the FDA and local health authorities, have warned against e-cigarette use as 215 cases of severe pulmonary disease are reported across the United States. Notably, the CDC reports that many people affected stated they used e-cigarette products with liquids that contain cannabinoid […] Read on...

Plastic Rain

Plastic waste is now so ubiquitous that not only are our oceans filled with it, but plastic particles have now been detected in the air high up on the Rocky Mountains of the United States, falling with the rain. How did it get there? Plastic micro-particles are so small they can be carried in water […] Read on...

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