Tuesday, October 19

Tag: waste

The sea was polluted with plastic trash, but it came back to us
Economy

The sea was polluted with plastic trash, but it came back to us

Interest in marine plastic waste is growing rapidly. The convenient plastics that support our lives become garbage that pollutes the ocean and poses a threat to ecosystems. Especially in recent years, research on small “microplastics” that are crushed to a size of 5 mm or less has progressed, and it is possible that we have eaten this small plastic waste that has once gone out to the sea and was taken in by shellfish, etc., together with marine products. The sex is also extremely high. The world is now in the process of making efforts to reduce the use of plastics.Photo The coast of Ishigaki Island, Okinawa Prefecture. You can see small colored plastic debris. (Provided by Mr. Isobe)Plastic waste has already entered the food chainIn June of this year, a group of researchers such as the Un...
Marine plastic waste problem worsens OECD and UNEP report
Economy

Marine plastic waste problem worsens OECD and UNEP report

The world’s production of plastic waste has increased to over 300 million tons per year, and the maximum estimated amount of outflow to the sea is 12 million tons per year. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has recently compiled a report containing these data to support the aggravation of the marine plastics problem. The report warns that there is a risk of threatening human health through fish and shellfish that have swallowed plastic waste. The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) also points out that 67 countries / regions have already introduced some regulations, including a ban on the production of plastic products, and has compiled a report urging each country to take measures.Plastic waste is waste generated from various plastic products such as ...
Plastic waste, fear of losing its place in Japan IGES analyzes and proposes triggered by Chinese import restrictions
Economy

Plastic waste, fear of losing its place in Japan IGES analyzes and proposes triggered by Chinese import restrictions

China, which was the largest export destination of plastic waste generated in Japan, strictly restricted the inflow from overseas due to concerns about environmental pollution. Southeast Asian countries, which tended to flow that amount, are also moving to regulate imports, and there is a risk that waste will lose its place for disposal and domestic inventories will increase. The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is analyzing this situation. IGES recommends measures to promote the use of recycled materials in Japan and the need to build a recycling system for the entire Asian region.According to the report “The Whereabouts of the Plastic Waste Problem: Impact of China Import Regulations and Future Prospects” (in charge of Noboru Morita and Shihiro Hayashi), the total am...
Environmental pollution caused by plastic waste, serious international crisis spread in the world, government action plan before G20
Economy

Environmental pollution caused by plastic waste, serious international crisis spread in the world, government action plan before G20

Convenient plastic that is produced and used every day. And a large amount of plastic waste (plastic waste) is generated every day. Environmental pollution caused by such plastic waste has become an international problem. Marine pollution is especially serious in the world’s oceans. At the G20 summit meeting held in Osaka on the 28th and 29th of this month, what kind of measures each country will take will be one of the important agenda items. The government of Japan, the presidency, has recently decided on an action plan (action plan for dealing with plastic waste in the ocean) and a “plastic resource recycling strategy” to reduce the amount of plastic waste that flows into the ocean.Plastic waste is increasing worldwide. According to a report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation...