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French skipper Fabrice Amedeo's boat has been specially fitted with equipment to filter and store an array of plastic samples from remote areas of open water to help scientists with ocean pollution research.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand began the year with a ban on single-use plastic bags that Bangkok office worker Nicha Singhanoi hoped would cut back the waste that puts her country among the world's top five choking the oceans with plastic.
For as long as there has been plastic garbage it’s managed to find its way into the ocean, but never quite like it did a couple of years ago off the Greek island of Lesbos. There, a team of people collected a small dump’s worth of plastic bottles, bags, and fishing nets, assembled it on platforms, and floated them (temporarily) out to sea.
BANGKOK: Thai retailers kicked off 2020 with a ban on single-use plastic bags, joining the battle against throwaway carriers in the South-East Asian nation where citizens go through an average of eight every day.
SMK Pokok Sena took home the Mayor’s Cup challenge trophy after emerging champion in the School Digital Green Education competition.
Dubai hosted the largest-ever international robotics contest, challenging young people to find solutions to global ocean pollution.
Bangkok: Skipping school to glide through a dirty Bangkok canal on a paddleboard, Lilly fishes out rubbish in her mission to clean up Thailand, where the average person uses eight plastic bags every day.
KOTA KINABALU: The Race for Water (R4W) Foundation, whose vessel is currently docked here for an awareness campaign on ocean pollution caused by plastic waste, is keen to work with Sabah on its proposed "plastic waste to energy" project.