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A world without plastic



Plastic, now globally recognized as a problem, has for years been considered an important resource for economic development and easier daily life. From our homes to our cars, from supermarkets to entertainment venues: imagining them all without plastic can sometimes seem impossible.





From resource to threat.

Today, however, we are increasingly aware of the fact that plastic is becoming a threat to the environment and there are growing concerns about the damage caused by improper disposal of plastic, in particular to marine ecosystems.





Understanding in order to act.

Staying informed and getting to know the data is, as always, the first step towards a possible solution. It is essential in order to understand the problem and determine what action can be taken against unsustainable use of this material.





Moving towards change.

The situation is complex and we need to act quickly to find effective and environmentally-friendly solutions. It is crucial and excellent starting point to learn about projects, campaigns and initiatives all over the world that deal with the issue and are tackling it head on. Let's start together.







ARTICLES

Plastics around the world: the numbers
Global production of plastic is constantly growing and does not look set to decrease. From 15 million tonnes in 1964, production increased to about 400 million tonnes in 2016. These figures give us an opportunity to reflect: in 1989, 100 million tonnes were produced, in 2000 around 200, and in 2009 as many as 250. In 1...

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Sailing in plastic
#weareallinthesameboat. This appeal was started by Alex Bellini, navigator and explorer, who, in order to bring attention to the problem of plastic in the oceans and spread a culture that is more attentive to environmental protection, embarked on a new challenge: to travel the 10 rivers most polluted by plastics in the...

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Milan bids farewell to plastic
The European directive banning disposable plastic objects such as cutlery, glasses and straws will officially come into force in 2021. In agreement with Legambiente (an environmentalist association in Italy) and Confcommercio (Italy's General Confederation of Enterprises, Professions and Self-Employment), the Municipal...

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Plastic, useful but…
Although it may be one of the most widespread materials in the world, in reality it is a relatively recent invention. The first plastic manufacture dates back to the second half of the 19th century, but it was only after the Second World War that its development began to permeate every aspect of our lives: from attempt...

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One Ocean Foundation
A code of ethics for the protection of the sea. This is the initiative promoted by One Ocean Foundation, an organization founded in March 2018, the mission of which is to combat pollution of the oceans and promote a blue economy. The foundation, chaired by Princess Zahra Aga Khan, started with the Costa Smeralda Yacht ...

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