Plastic Waste

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    Five Plastic Packaging Facts You Need to Know

    Illustration of the sea filled with plastic (Photo by BBC BLUE PLANET) Source: Detikcom Date: 3 July 2020 Plastic packaging waste has always been a global issue. The DKI Jakarta Provincial Government has banned the use of disposable plastic bags starting from July 1, for the sake of a better environment.…

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    Three reasons why banning plastic bags is problematic

    Featured  A woman carrying a child stands in front of a giant mound of plastic waste in Bekasi, West Java. ANTARA FOTO/ Fakhri Hermansyah/pras Source: The Conversation Date: 17 July 2020 There has been a growing trend of restrictions and bans on plastic bag use worldwide. By mid-2018, over 127 countries had…

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    Companies establish organization to combat growing plastic waste

    Sixty-year-old waste collector Puji Urip stands in front of burning plastic waste at an imported plastic dumpsite at Bangun village in Mojokerto, East Java on Dec. 4, 2018. Several top food and beverages companies are teaming up to improve their recycling efforts and reduce the waste they produce that pollutes…

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    Indonesia actively partakes in IAEA’s plastic waste control program

    Indonesian Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the UN and other international organizations in Vienna. Dr. Darmansjah Djumala met with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Mariano Grossi at Vienna International Centre in Austria. (Photo by KBRI) Source: ANTARA NewsDate: 3 October 2020 The Indonesian government is actively partaking…

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    Efforts made to reduce plastic waste in oceans

    Garbage in Hon Son in Lai Son island commune in Kien Hai district of Kien Giang province (Photo: VNA)  03 Jan 21 Vietnamnet Source The Vietnamese Government has over the past time exerted a great deal of effort in addressing plastic waste in oceans by introducing various policies and regulations to…

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    Trash tracking satellites help Indonesia tackle marine waste

    Ery Ragaputra, a technician from the CLS Argos company, throwing a plastic monitoring device with satellite beacons into the sea to monitor waste off the coast of Teluk Naga, Tangerang, Banten province. Scientists are turning to satellite technology to trace this mountain of waste and figure out how the world’s…

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