Albania bans single use plastic bags

Albania bans single-use plastic bags

01 June 2022 - It is forbidden to produce, import and sell disposable plastic bags in Albania including those that are defined as oxo-degradable or oxo-biodegradable

Small whale dies Greek waters swallowing plastic

Small whale dies in Greek waters from swallowing plastic

06 May 2022 - There was 15 kilos of plastic in the stomach of a beaked whale carcass found on Rhodes, highlighting the risk from plastic waste on animals and people

United against plastic pollution: most important climate deal since the Paris Agreement

10 March 2022 - Pollution from plastics has reached epidemic proportions, officials said. Representatives of 175 countries adopted a...

Global chemical and plastic pollution out of control - safe planetary boundary exceeded

Global chemical and plastic pollution out of control – safe planetary boundary exceeded

22 January 2022 - Chemical production has increased 50-fold since 1950, and projections show output may triple by 2050

Break Free From Plastic Top 10 Corporate Plastic Polluters

Coca-Cola tops list of 10 corporate plastic polluters of 2020

14 December 2020 - Top polluters are Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestle, Unilever, Mondelez International, Mars, Procter & Gamble, Philip Morris, Colgate-Palmolive, and Perfetti Van Melle.

plastic leakage rates Mediterranean

Albania, BiH, Montenegro, North Macedonia have highest plastic leakage rates into Mediterranean

27 October 2020 - Per capita, Montenegro, Albania, BiH and North Macedonia have the highest levels of plastic leakage into the Mediterranean.


Dubrovnik to abolish single-use plastics by 2030

31 July 2020 - The City of Dubrovnik has committed itself to reducing its environmental footprint by eliminating single-use...

Green for Growth Fund

Green for Growth Fund helps kids from Serbia compete in Canada

31 July 2019 - After Balkan Green Energy News appealed in early April for financial assistance to help kids...

Plastic Odyssey: World’s first plastic-to-fuel vessel to set sail in 2020

26 June 2019 - On his voyages as a merchant navy officer, Simon Bernard saw the extent of plastic...

Seven great ideas for plastic-free holidays

27 December 2018 - We’ve all been there. Slumped on the sofa, regretting those extra chocolates, feeling slightly sick...

Effa creates eco-friendly disposable toothbrush to help beat plastic pollution

30 August 2018 - Now that a number of global coffee shop and restaurant chains have pledged a phase-out...

From Seattle to Tirana, global fight against plastic pollution gathers steam

20 July 2018 - From individual initiatives to cities and corporations banning plastic straws, the global anti-plastic movement is...

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