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NEWSWATCH: The true cost of Plastic Bottle’s, Italy’s Plastic Bag Ban and more…

More than 90 percent of the environmental impact from disposable plastic bottles happens before it is even opened, as this article states.

As of January 1st 2011, Italy became the first European Nation to ban the plastic bag. It is estimated that the ban will reduce Italy’s carbon emissions by 180 million tons a year. Read the full story from Time .

According to a recent study by Expedition MED, billions of microscopic pieces of plastic have already endangered the marine ecosystem of the Mediterranean Sea. Find out more here.

Fujitsu have recently launched the worlds first compostable mouse. The Mouse M440 ECO is made from 100% bio materials and is completely free of petro plastics. Read the full story here.

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