plastic pollution

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  • Microplastics reach Lut desert 2021-07-12 17:06

    Microplastics reach Lut desert

    TEHRAN – Recent studies by Iranian researchers have revealed the microplastic contamination in the soil of Kalout Shahdad and Lut deserts.

  • Thank you! I don’t need a plastic bag 2021-07-11 16:25

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Thank you! I don’t need a plastic bag

    TEHRAN – Plastic pollution is getting the whole world in hot water. In Iran, plastic bags have the highest share in the total 4 million plastic waste generated annually, so that, it is time to say no to plastic bags.

  • $240m earmarked to reduce pollution, natural resources degradation 2020-08-19 20:30

    $240m earmarked to reduce pollution, natural resources degradation

    TEHRAN – Some 10 trillion rials (nearly $240 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) have been allocated in order to reduce pollution and prevent the destruction of natural resources in the country.

  • Iran takes step to reduce plastic bags 2020-07-10 23:39

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Save the planet: Iran takes step to reduce plastic bags

    TEHRAN – In Iran, over 1 million tons of plastic bags are produced annually, while its shelf life is less than 10 minutes, but they remain in nature for hundreds of years. Fortunately, the Department of Environment has drafted a bill and sent it to the government for approval to reduce the consumption of plastic bags.

  • Tehran Municipality installs RVMs to contain plastic pollution 2019-07-21 21:52

    Tehran Municipality installs RVMs to contain plastic pollution

    TEHRAN – Tehran Municipality has installed 50 reverse vending machines (RVMs) across the capital to encourage the citizens to contain plastic pollution and promote waste segregation at source, YJC reported on Sunday.

  • ‘3,000 tons of plastic waste is produced daily in Iran’ 2019-07-08 19:58

    ‘3,000 tons of plastic waste is produced daily in Iran’

    TEHRAN – The use of plastic is on the rise among Iranians, as over 3,000 tons of plastic waste is generated per day in the country, the director of environment and sustainable development department of Tehran Municipality has said.

  • Iran, Norway to enhance co-op in environmental issues 2019-05-14 22:02

    Iran, Norway to enhance co-op in environmental issues

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) chief, Issa Kalantari, and Norway’s ambassador to Iran, Lars Nordum, discussed increased cooperation on environmental issues during a meeting held on Monday.

  • Cloth bags 2018-07-14 09:22

    ‘Tehran municipal fruit markets offer biodegradable bags’

    TEHRAN — Bags used in all fruit markets affiliated to Tehran Municipality are either biodegradable or bio-plastics, an official with Tehran Municipality has said.

  • On the occasion of plastic-free day: Say no to plastic 2018-07-12 12:18

    On the occasion of plastic-free day: Say no to plastic

    TEHRAN — Plastic pollution is a pressing reality and it is adversely affecting wildlife, wildlife habitat, and us.

  • Iran may approve regulation to curb plastic bags consumption 2018-04-23 20:35

    Iran may approve regulation to curb plastic bags consumption

    TEHRAN – The Iranian administration will take the final decision by late June on approving a previously drafted regulations which aim to decrease the use of plastic bags in the country, an official with the Department of Environment has said.