Science and environment

The case for a global ban on single-use plastic

Single-use plastics are convenient and often improve hygiene. But it's estimated 79 percent of all plastic ever made is now in a dump or a landfill, just 9 percent has been recycled.   In an article on The Conversation, environmental lawyer Anastasia Telesetsky argues there is a solution. A legally binding phase-out of single-use plastics. This ban would have to be global to work.   Paul Evans of Waste WINZ joins The Panel to discuss if this could work.

The case for a global ban on single-use plastic
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Science and environment

Nelson fires update

Fire authorities are working on a plan which would allow evacuated Wakefield residents to return home. For the latest on the blaze and efforts to extinguish it we're joined by RNZ's reporter Conan Young from Nelson.

Nelson fires update
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