Beat Plastic Pollution

Beat Plastic Pollution

If you can't reuse it, refuse it

Did you know that one in three leatherback sea turtles have plastic in their stomachs?
Or that by 2050, we’ll have more plastic in our oceans than fish!

This June 5th, 2018, on #WorldEnvironmentDay, Isha Foundation partnered with the United Nations Environment Program to spread awareness for banning single-use plastic. On this occasion, Sadhguru spoke with Erik Solheim, Executive Director of UN–Environment along with Dia Mirza UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador, in Delhi.

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European Parliament votes to ban single-use plastics

Oct 24, 2018

The European Parliament has voted for an extensive ban on single-use plastics to stop pollution entering the world’s oceans. Products including plastic plates, cutlery, straws and cotton buds will all be eradicated from 2021 under the plans.

Scientists find half of dead baby turtles have stomachs full of plastic

Sep 13, 2018

Baby sea turtles are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of plastic pollution, according to a new study which found around half of the recently hatched reptiles had stomachs full of plastic.

McDonald's is scrapping plastic straws in UK and Ireland

June 15, 2018

McDonald's is ditching plastic straws in all of its 1,361 UK and Ireland restaurants

Ikea bans all single-use plastic from its stores and restaurants

June 7, 2018

Ikea said Thursday it will phase out all single-use plastic products from its shops and restaurants by 2020.

BAG BAN: Jersey City, Hoboken Move to Sack Plastic

June 6, 2018

Jersey City Mayor announced a move to ban single-use, disposable plastic bags in Jersey City.

Fatal attraction: Turtles and plastic

May 23, 2018

A turtle-friendly conservation project in the Galapagos islands is targeting plastic debris.

This Indian birdwatching paradise is ditching plastic

May 21, 2018

The small Indian village of Pangot, which is home to 200 bird species, is going plastic-free