New plastic law in Spain is criticized by marine biologist

The Spanish seas have a high concentration of so-called hotspots for biodiversity, which makes ecosystems extra vulnerable to external influences. Photo: Furious Germans. Source: Flickr.

Of: Jonna Erdös

Studies show alarming levels of plastic in the deep sea areas around the Spanish coast. New Spanish legislation will be implemented to reduce the use of plastic, but it is criticized for being misdirected and insufficient.

January 7, 2022, FUF-correspondents, Interview

Trade in plastic waste can be stopped by a new UN agreement

Goat among plastic waste

International trade in plastic waste has led developing countries to act as "the world's dump". Photo: Melanie Olsson

Of: Melanie Olsson

Countries such as Japan and the United States sell large quantities of plastic waste to low- and middle-income countries. In Kenya, this has led to livestock getting plastic, blocking sewers and ending up with plastic waste in rivers and seas. A new UN agreement - which classifies plastic as hazardous waste - can now put an end to the export of plastic waste.

November 6, 2019, News