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13:32

Local

Single use plastic: a Covid-19 hero with devastating environmental consequences

Jennie Rhodes

Local environmental groups have warned of the increase in single-use plastic and other waste as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. Events like beach and river cleanups, which were gathering momentum across the province in 2019, have not gone ahead ... half of March, the pandemic spells disaster for levels of plastic and other waste. While nobody could dispute the need for personal protection against the virus, a World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) report stated, "if just one per cent of masks are ... organic bin, not the yellow plastics one and this should apply to masks and gloves. Single use plastic Another issue which has resurfaced since the relaxing of restriction is the use of single-use plastics. According to Antonio Pérez, manager of

15:42

National

Andalusian government and businesses to push ahead with plastic bag ban

ANTONIO M. ROMERO

The Junta de Andalucía regional government and the regional business confederation, CEA, have joined forces to try to turn Andalucía into the first region of Spain without single-use plastic bags. The regional president, Juanma Moreno; regional ... minister responsible for Sustainable Development, Carmen Crespo; and the head of the CEA, Javier González de Lara, signed an agreement in Malaga on Tuesday to introduce alternatives to plastic bags and not wait for an EU ban to come into place in January

16:27

LifeStyle

A massive attack on plastic pollution

FRANCISCO JIMÉNEZ

...weekend, collecting up a massive amount of plastic and teaching children that it is antisocial and damaging to the environment to leave rubbish lying around on beaches and around the Guadalhorce river. Lidia Guzmán was one of those who took part. The ... 19-year-old says she is the person in her household who urges the others who use less plastic, and she brought her mother, María José, along with her to collect the rubbish. "It's not enough to just recyle, we also need to consume less," said Lidia before

18:24

LifeStyle

More than just recycling plastic

A. SALAZAR / J. RHODES

...oceans. The EU ban comes into effect in 2021. Changing shopping habits is one step towards reducing plastic usage that is already under way. Supermarket chains across Spain have either stopped supplying plastic bags and swapped them for paper or raffia ... supermarket trolleys with loose fruit and vegetables, instead of customers automatically putting them into plastic bags. The Bag Man - buying products by the kilo There is growing awareness that we are not going to save the planet just by recycling. ... Social networks have become the planet's best ally in the fight against plastics and mass consumerism, with videos being shared about the islands of plastic floating in the oceans and heart-wrenching images of animals either found dead because they got

12:11

Local

A week against plastic

Iván gelibter

Images of beaches strewn with containers, or of marine animals wrapped up in plastic are not unusual. This, unfortunately, has become the norm in the last few years. The excessive use of plastic packaging - often not recycled - is already one of the ... main problems the planet faces, perhaps only equal to global warming. Plastic-free shopping PlanningPlan all your shopping beforehand so as not to make impulsive or spontaneous purchases. This will allow you to go to the shops with ... Greenpeace. The initiative, which runs until 9 June, has been encouraging consumers to avoid buying single-use plastic for a week. In this way it raises the question of what would happen if society came together and stopped buying foods and products that use

20:20

Local

From plastic bags to piping for irrigation

IGNACIO LILLO

Plastic, above all when used for shopping bags, has lately become the environment's public enemy number one. Ecologists and governments alike have turned their focus to the control of plastic distribution, with negative consequences for marine life ... plastic for the production of kilometres of piping for countryside irrigation. The Replasur plant on the Santa Teresa industrial estate stamps out the circulation of a thousand tonnes of this material every year. "Everybody is against the plastic bag, ... defends the raw material, following a life dedicated to reuse within the plastic industry, having been in charge of various factories for almost half a century. Bottle caps recycled for a good cause According to Delgado, the business has its origins

18:18

Local

Regional government opens up inquiry into La Viñuela tip

Eugenio Cabezas

...is supposed to specialise in the recycling of plastic and cardboard used in the agricultural industry. Visual impact Florido told SUR that his is the only company in the area authorised to receive waste and that as far as he is concerned the plant

16:49

Local

Beach bars step up fight against plastic

Pilar Martínez

...businesses at the forefront of the hospitality trade. This year, reducing plastic usage is the focus, with the target to cut them out completely. The president of this association, Manuel Villafaina, highlighted the turnout for the day and said that he was ... positive that this initiative, called 'Nuestra playa, nuestra casa' (our beach, our home), which has already seen plastic straws banished, will be a success. "A lot of people came up to me and congratulated me and wished us well with the initiative," said

15:31

Opinion

Fighting litter

MICHEL CRUZ

As you may have noticed in television ads and newspapers, there is a growing awareness of the damage plastic packaging - and its eventual product, plastic litter - has on the environment. There's a growing debate about its impact on land, sea, ... animals and even our own health, and with pictures of turtles, seals and dolphins caught in plastic netting haunting people, many supermarket chains have now also come on board and (finally!) made the corporate decision to replace plastic throw-away bags ... with long-life ones made from jute, paper and durable plastics. News that plastic particles end up in the fish we eat and are also secreted by things like teabags has further accelerated the process, for now we are beginning to see that there is a

12:21

Opinion

Thanks for the ad

Peter Edgerton

...things are just waiting around for hours on end and drinking tea out of plastic cups, which, let's face it, isn't the worst way to spend a working day. Now then, I wonder if they'll want my best Jürgen Klopp or Pep Guardiola tomorrow. Or, God forbid,