Shoppers in England to use 6 billion fewer plastic bags after charge introduced

Six billion fewer plastic bags will be taken home by shoppers in England this year since a mandatory charge of 5 pence (7 U.S. cents) was introduced last October.


LG challenges Samsung in OLED market for phones

LG Display will invest almost W2 trillion to produce organic light-emitting diode screens for smartphones, encroaching on the territory of rival Samsung.


Fewer Chinese go to S. Korea for plastic surgery

The plastic-surgery tourism boom in Korea appears to be waning with the number of Chinese customers shrinking from its peak of over 79,000 in 2014.


Hong Kong's plastic waste epidemic, and why it's bad news for all of us

Up to 2,000 tonnes of plastic is discarded in the city every day, and without adequate means to process it a lot ends up in the sea, from where it makes its way into the human food chain. A charity is helping Hong Kong businesses adopt better practices


Industry interests hampering efforts to reduce marine plastics: Australian inquiry

​The importance of multi-million dollar industries to Australia's economy is hampering efforts to protect threatened species of marine life from plastics, a problem that has been described as on par with global warming, a government inquiry has heard.

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