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Scotland double the price of plastic bags to help the planet - CBBC Newsround. Getty Images Did you know the average family will only recycle about 15 plastic bags each year?

Scotland double the price of plastic bags to help the planet - CBBC Newsround

The price of plastic bags is doubling in Scotland. From April 1 2021, plastic carrier bags will be 10p rather than the current cost of 5p per bag. It's hoped that the double price will encourage people to think about buying a plastic bag and instead turning to reusable options - like tote bags or bags for life.

The idea is that fewer bags being bought should mean less plastic pollution. But according to Zero Waste Scotland, although plastic bags are increasingly being recycled in the country, the majority still end up in landfill. A 5p charge for plastic carrier bags was introduced in 2014 and the following year there was an 80% drop in people using them. This meant that beaches and sea-life saw a big change too. Single-use plastics ban expanded under federal government’s National Plastics Plan.

Plans to rid Australia of single-use plastics are being stepped up.

Single-use plastics ban expanded under federal government’s National Plastics Plan

From July, you’ll no longer be able to buy plastic tableware and other items from Kmart, Target and Coles. Bans on single-use plastics start in the ACT the same month and in Queensland in September. By December, all of Australia Post’s plastic packaging will be made with recycled materials. The Ooho edible water bottle, a V&A Object in Focus. Camels have been dying after mistaking plastic for food. Arid: A description of dry areas of the world, where the climate brings too little rainfall or other precipitation to support much plant growth. bacteria: (singular: bacterium) Single-celled organisms.

Camels have been dying after mistaking plastic for food

These dwell nearly everywhere on Earth, from the bottom of the sea to inside other living organisms (such as plants and animals). Bacteria are one of the three domains of life on Earth.: bezoar: A tightly bound mass of indigestible fiber or other foods (sometimes including hair) that may collect inside the gut of people or animals. From Trash to Space Hippie: Nike shoes made from waste. Plastic pollution: Researchers find seagrass can 'catch and remove plastics' - CBBC Newsround. Jordi Regas/University of Barcelona/AFP/Getty These are the Neptune balls which 'capture' plastics and then 'filter' them out of the sea Plastic pollution is a big problem for seas and oceans around the world, but now scientists have discovered a "natural mechanism" for catching and removing plastics from the water.

Plastic pollution: Researchers find seagrass can 'catch and remove plastics' - CBBC Newsround

Researchers studied Posidonia oceanica on the coast of Majorca, Spain - it's a species of seagrass known as Neptune Grass which is only found in the Mediterranean sea. Their study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, found that it can form natural 'Neptune balls' which essentially filter, trap and then remove plastics from the water. Scotland to double the price of plastic bags to help the planet - CBBC Newsround. Getty Images Did you know the average family will only recycle about 15 plastic bags each year?

Scotland to double the price of plastic bags to help the planet - CBBC Newsround

The price of plastic bags is going to double in Scotland. From April 1 2021, plastic carrier bags will be 10p rather than the current cost of 5p per bag. It hopes that the double price will encourage people to think about buying a plastic bag and instead turning to reusable options - like tote bags or bags for life. Microplastics found on Mt Everest – Kiwi Kids News. 1.

Microplastics found on Mt Everest – Kiwi Kids News

Who is the main person or group of people in this news article? 2. What was the key event from the news article? 3. Where did this event take place? 4. Plastic pollution: 53 million tonnes could end up in our waters - CBBC Newsround. Getty Images As much as 53 millions tonnes of plastic could end up in rivers, lakes and oceans every year by 2030, experts have warned.

Plastic pollution: 53 million tonnes could end up in our waters - CBBC Newsround

A new study says that even if global commitments to reduce plastic pollution are met, ecologists are still worried that a lot more needs to be done. There could be 200 million tonnes of plastic in the Atlantic, according to new research - CBBC Newsround. Getty Images There could be more than 10 times the amount of plastic in the Atlantic Ocean than first thought, according to a new study.

There could be 200 million tonnes of plastic in the Atlantic, according to new research - CBBC Newsround

The levels of plastic in our oceans have been "massively underestimated", say the scientists who carried out the research. Their study focused on three different plastics: polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene. These are the most commonly used to make objects like single use bottles and plastic bags and they're also what most plastics that end up as litter are made out of. University of Queensland researchers discover high levels of plastic in sardines, prawns, oysters, and crabs. Alarming levels of plastic contamination* have been found in sardines, oysters, prawns and crabs, new research has revealed.

University of Queensland researchers discover high levels of plastic in sardines, prawns, oysters, and crabs

A team of University of Queensland researchers, led by PhD candidate Francisca Ribeiro, found significant amounts of microplastic* had been found in a range of edible seafood, most notably sardines, prawns, oysters, and crabs. Microplastics are extremely small pieces of plastic debris in the environment that result from the disposal and breakdown of commercial plastic and industrial waste. Ms Ribeiro said the study was an important step in understanding how human health could be affected by microplastics in seafood. Plastic: Pollution to reach 1.3 billion tonnes by 2040 - CBBC Newsround. Getty Images The amount of plastic pollution on Earth could reach 1.3 billion tonnes by 2040.

Plastic: Pollution to reach 1.3 billion tonnes by 2040 - CBBC Newsround

"It's difficult to picture an amount that large, but if you could imagine laying out all that plastic across a flat surface, it would cover the area of the UK 1.5 times," explained Dr Costas Velis, from the University of Leeds. War on Waste: From waste to resource - Geography,Science (4,5,6,7,8,9,10) Kids against plastic. Microplastics: Billions of tiny pieces of plastic are covering the seabed - CBBC Newsround. Getty Images Billions of tiny bits of plastic are sinking to the bottom of the ocean and covering the world's seabeds. Researchers found up to 1.9 million pieces of microplastic in an area covering just one square metre of seabed in the Tyrrhenian Sea.

That is the highest level of microplastics ever discovered. Scientists have previously been unable to figure out where 99% of the 10 million tonnes of plastic waste that enters the world's oceans gets there. But a new study reveals that microplastics are being transported and dumped on the ocean floor by deep sea currents. Dr Ian Kane/University of Manchester/PA This illustration shows how microplastics are transferred to the seafloor and then transported by currents and dumped in sediment drifts. Carbios's Plastic-Eating Enzyme May Help Alleviate The World's Pollution Problem Kids News Article. The negative health impacts of plastic on both wildlife and humans have been well-documented.

However, the versatile material, which is used for everything from grocery bags to drink bottles to food packaging, is hard to avoid. Experts estimate that of the 359 million tons of plastics produced annually worldwide, about 150–200 million tons end up in landfills or the environment. To make matters worse, the material derived from the small percentage of plastic that is recycled is of lower quality and can only be used a few times for items like clothing or carpets before it has to be discarded. Now, French start-up Carbios wants to help alleviate the world's plastic pollution problem with a mutant bacterial enzyme that digests PET — the most abundant polyester plastic used to produce packaging, textile fibers, and plastic bottles — and turn it into its chemical building blocks.

Milly Zantow: Recycling Revolutionary. When Milly Zantow learned about a problem in her Sauk County community – a landfill closing much earlier than it should – she took action. Seeing for herself that there was too much plastic waste, she thought it should be recycled. At that time, no one was recycling plastics, but Milly worked with others to make it happen. She went on to come up with the idea for the numbering system to identify plastics for recycling used around the world, and she helped with the writing of Wisconsin’s recycling law. This is Milly Zantow: Recycling Revolutionary, one in a series of biographies that highlight the game-changing contributions of Wisconsonites. Visit PBS Wisconsin Education for more photos. We have Zantow to thank for Resin Identification Codes (RIC). In its original form, the symbols used as part of the RIC consisted of arrows that cycle clockwise to form a triangle that encloses a number.

Scientists find bacteria that eats plastic – Kiwi Kids News. 1. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article? 2. What was the key event from the news article? 3. Our campaign to ban plastic bags in Bali. What really happens to the plastic you throw away - Emma Bryce. Plastic: Wales wants to lead the way on banning single-use items - CBBC Newsround. Getty Images Wales is one of the best countries in the world for recycling Single-use plastics like straws, cups and cotton buds are set to be banned or limited in Wales in 2021.

The idea is to reduce the amount of rubbish that ends up in dumps and in the environment, including the world's oceans. Scotland and England have banned some single-use plastics, but not as many as Wales has said it will ban. Environmental campaigners have celebrated the Welsh government's decision. The minister in charge of recycling, Hannah Blythyn, says, "The single use plastics we want to ban are hard to recycle and often found on beaches and seas around our coast. "It is vital we don't throw away our future - which is why we believe taking this direct action will have a significant impact on changing people's behaviour and make them think about their waste when 'on-the-go'.

" Danish plastic blocks by Lego could last 1300 years at sea. Lego bricks are so tough they could survive in the sea for 1300 years, according to new research. Lego blocks to be sustainable by 2020 – Kiwi Kids News. Lego, the worlds most famous toy maker, has announced plans to be 100% sustainable by 2030. Due to the fact that plastic is dangerous to the environment the company has been working to change the way they produce their famous toy. Lego’s name is a contraction in Danish for “Leg Godt” or “Play Well” a. Weirdest things found washed up on beaches - CBBC Newsround. NAtional Trust This bin from Peterborough, nicknamed Pete, travelled 70 miles along the River Nene to Blakeney Point, in Norfolk Shells, seaweed, and maybe even a starfish - those are the kind of things you'd expect to find at the beach, but what about 200-year-old shoes, broccoli, and old bin called Pete?

Strange as it may sound these are all things that have washed-up on a beach somewhere in England, Wales or Northern Ireland looked after by the National Trust. Scientists find turtles tricked by 'stinky plastic' in the ocean - CBBC Newsround. Getty Images. Study of waxworm caterpillar finds gut bacteria breaks down polyethylene plastic bags. A very hungry caterpillar can eat a lot of plastic bags. Scientists have been feeding caterpillars called waxworms polyethylene — one of the most common plastics used in shopping bags — and found that just 60 little caterpillars can eat more than 30sqcm in a week. The scientists’ findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal ­Society B this week, suggest that armies of hungry caterpillars could be put to work to eat waste plastic.

Plastic waste kills more than 500,000 hermit crabs - CBBC Newsround. Getty Images. Single-use plastic: Some supermarkets are using even more than last year - CBBC Newsround. Getty Images. Plastic Was Invented To Replace Bugs. Plastic-free Produce - Classroom - BTN. OLIVIA: Ah. How good are fresh fruit and veggies, nothing but natural goodness. Wait a second. How to make paper straws. Did you know that plastic straws are one of the top items found during beach cleanups? And that they can be extremely harmful to our planet’s magnificent marine life? It’s time to take action! The world agrees there's a plastic waste crisis—can it agree on a solution? This article was created in partnership with the National Geographic Society. Scientists Use Plastic To Create Lightweight 18-Carat Gold Kids News Article. Should we have plastic roads? - CBBC Newsround.

1.7 billion plastic containers thrown away each year in New Zealand – Kiwi Kids News. Single-use Plastics - ESL Lesson Plan. Is Your Plastic Actually Being Recycled? The Life of a Plastic Bottle. Supermarket Collectable Controversy - Classroom - BTN. The Lion King's new savannah - Newsbreak - Behind The News - BTN. Plastic snow - Newsbreak - Behind The News - BTN. 30kg of plastic found in dead sperm whale’s stomach. Seabin cleans up oceans. Inventor Boyan Slat’s The Ocean Cleanup has boom on way to collect plastic from Great Pacific Rubbish Patch. Hobart bans single-use plastics. Bean bag balls wash up on Queensland island - Newsbreak - Behind The News - BTN.

Bread tag bowls - Newsbreak - Behind The News - BTN. Cocos Islands polluted with plastic. Prosthetic limbs 3D printed from waste plastic. How Plastic Hurts the World. Single-use Plastic Ban - Classroom - BTN. Can microplastics now travel in the air? - CBBC Newsround. Trash-Eating "Sharks" Are Taking Over Harbors Worldwide Kids News Article. Balloons - ESL Lesson Plan. Glitter: making the sparkly stuff plastic free and environmentally friendly - CBBC Newsround. How much plastic does Coca-Cola use in a year? – Kiwi Kids News.

Balloons most lethal type of plastic for sea life – Kiwi Kids News. National Geographic Society. Deep sea creatures in the Mariana Trench eat plastic, study finds. Microplastics found in animals from the bottom of the ocean - CBBC Newsround. From birth to ban: A history of the plastic shopping bag. How Long Does It Take Plastic To Decompose? Bayuble: Water-soluble fruit stickers. Ending the age of plastic. Curious Kids: How do plastic bags harm our environment and sea life? - The Conversation - ABC Splash - War on Waste: Do we really use 10 million straws a day? We don't know, but it's time to count - Science News - ABC News. How to Eliminate Single-Use Plastics on Vacation. This plastic can be recycled over and over and over. Microplastics in our oceans. TEDxJCUCairns. Straw No More Campaign: 12/06/2018, Behind the News. Plastic Ocean Campaigner: 13/03/2018, Behind the News.

Plastic Pollution Problems: 12/06/2018, Behind the News. A ban on microbeads - CBBC Newsround. ESL Lesson Plan on Plastic Pollution - Breaking News English Lesson. Plastic: Seabirds found eating plastic after issue raised by Blue Planet II - CBBC Newsround. Reducing plastic bag use. Saving The Earth, One Straw At A Time Kids News Article. How Plastic Bottles Are Recycled Into Polyester. Microplastic Oceans - Behind the News. Ocean Rubbish - Behind the News. Plastic "Float" Earth Day 2018 Is Dedicated To Reducing Plastic Litter And Pollution Kids News Article. Pacific garbage patch may be 16 times bigger than thought. Bali beaches vanishing under TONNES of plastic rubbish - CBBC Newsround. Newly discovered plastic-eating bacterium can break down PET - Science News - ABC News. Evoware Hopes To Reduce Plastic Waste With Edible Seaweed Wrappers And Ello Jello Cups Kids News Article.

Save our Seas - Kiwi Kids News. Wipe Out Waste: 16/05/2017, Behind the News. These Activists Are Trying to Get a Giant Trash Patch in the Pacific Recognized as a Country – Adweek. MIDWAY : a short film by Chris Jordan. What really happens to the plastic you throw away - Emma Bryce. The Story of Bottled Water. Plastic Bag Ban: 25/07/2017, Behind the News. Delhi, India Has Banned All Plastic. Yes, ALL Plastic. - Jane Goodall's Good for All News. Marine Debris: A Legacy of Litter - National Geographic Society.