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SodaStream cleans up massive trash collection off the coast of Honduras
Junk cleaned from the water will be turned into an art installation dedicated to “reducing consumption of single use plastic in all forms, including plastic cups, straws, bags and bottles.”
Israelis develop a system for cleaning industrial pollution
Abigail Klein Leichman
The two-step process uses lightly heated solvents to extract organic compounds, while simultaneously removing heavy metals with chelating agents.
‘Plastic-bag’ law in Israel slashed bag waste in 2017
Officials said the new regulation led to an 80 percent drop in the use of single-use grocery bags and saved more than 7,091 tons of non-recyclable plastic in just one year.
Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
Iran struggles with an environmental crisis
With agriculture the main culprit in Iran’s inefficient use of water, officials fear that the crisis will accelerate migration from the countryside to urban centers incapable of catering to the migrants, and in turn, increase popular discontent.