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NEWS WATCH: Fishing for Plastic, Green Plastics on the up and EU wide plastic bag ban?

  • EU fishermen being paid to catch plastic: A trial project aims to provide fisherman with an alternative income whilst cleaning up marine plastic pollution and reducing pressures on dwindling fish stocks. More from the Guardian.
  • Green Plastics on the Rise: Global bioplastic production capacity is predicted to double between 2010 and 2015, says a recent study presented by the European Bioplastics association. More from Plastics Today.
  • This article from Environment 360, Facing the Dirty Truth about Recyclable Plastics, discusses what product life cycle assessments (LCA’s) of plastic bags often fail to consider.

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