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Indonesia returning 57 containers of developed world's waste

Jul. 9, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia is sending dozens of containers of waste back to wealthy nations after finding it was contaminated with used diapers, plastic and other materials, adding to a growing backlash in Southeast Asia against being a dumping ground for the developed world's rubbish. The...

Big plastic user Japan fights waste ahead of G-20 summit

Jun. 26, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has a plastic problem. In a country where cleanliness and neat packaging have long been considered good service, almost everything, from single bananas to individual pieces of vegetables, pastries, pens and cosmetics is sold plastic-wrapped. But as world leaders descend on Osaka for the...

Warsaw's plastic palm tree 'dies' to mark climate threat

Jun. 7, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A giant plastic palm tree that has become an artistic symbol of Warsaw has "died" as part of a stunt to draw attention to climate change. Residents were surprised to see this week that the popular tree's leaves had turned gray and were drooping, causing a buzz on social media. "I...

Poland Spring to use 100% recycled plastic for bottles

Jun. 3, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Poland Spring announced Monday a plan to use 100% recycled plastic for all its noncarbonated water containers, a move that comes amid growing concern about plastic pollution. The Maine-based company said the effort kicks off this month with 1-liter bottles. By 2022, the company plans...

Malaysia to send back plastic waste to foreign nations

May. 28, 2019 6:37 AM EDT

PORT KLANG, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia will send back some 3,000 metric tons (3,300 tons) of non-recyclable plastic waste to countries such as the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia in a move to avoid becoming a dumping ground for rich nations, Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin said Tuesday. Yeo said Malaysia...