Future of the Environment

Taiwan has committed to banning plastic items by 2030

Plastic bottles are seen at a dumpsite in Drizla near capital Skopje October 7, 2012. A garbage collector makes about 90 Macedonian denars ($2) for 10 kg (22 lbs) worth of plastic bottles. On a good day, garbage collectors can collect up till 250 kg (551 lbs) worth of plastic bottles, earning them about 2390 Macedonian denars ($50). REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski (MACEDONIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY POVERTY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)

Taiwan wants to ban plastic items by 2030 and is launching a marine clean up. Image: REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

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