The importers have abandoned these containers at three ports leaving officials struggling to find their countries of origin.
The US$1 billion fund will finance city partnerships and infrastructure to support waste management in Southeast Asian countries.
A World Wide Fund for Nature report has ranked Tel Aviv's coastline as the third most polluted by plastic waste in the Mediterranean.
Mariam the dugong died of a blood infection.
In the small Japanese town of Kamikatsu, residents aims to be "zero-waste" by 2020.
Peka and the Malaysia Nature Society say it is important to educate the people on the effects of plastic pollution.
Thick vegetation over a site near Perai river shows that it has existed unnoticed for some time.
Many plastic recycling plants popped up in Southeast Asia as China stopped accepting plastic waste.
For more than 30 years bright orange 'Garfield' phones have been washing up on the French coast to the bemusement of local beach cleaners.
Campaign signals the end of the usage of plastic straws in all the restaurant's outlets.
Environmental groups have tagged the Philippines as one of the world's biggest ocean polluters due to its reliance on single-use plastic.
The UN wants individual countries to sign up to "significantly" reduce plastic production, including a phasing out of single-use plastics by 2030
The studies going on in Temerloh and Cukai may lead to more durable roads and reduce maintenance costs.
A Commonwealth expedition has been launched to explore the seabed and discover the effects of plastic pollution.
Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin says this is necessary as illegal factories will try to import plastic waste as it is cheaper.
New research is revealing the ubiquity of plastic pellets.
Looking after our wellbeing is becoming an increasingly holistic experience, including not only diet and fitness but also mental health, use of natural and eco-friendly products, and time for rest and relaxation.
Stories on social media of giant seas of floating waste or a beached whale found in Indonesia with six kilos (13 pounds) of plastic in its stomach are bringing plastic pollution into the spotlight.
Turkey ranks 108th with a score of 52.96 in the 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI), produced by the Yale Centre for Environmental Law and Policy, that analyses the environmental performance of 180 nations.
Beginning Feb. 14, 2019, the public awareness campaign will encourage consumers, local shops and retailers to stop using environmentally damaging foam containers and find alternatives to plastic packaging.
Wakatobi district, a picturesque collection of four main islands surrounded by a marine reserve, has urged Jakarta to help tackle the problem of marine debris.
The move is to serve as catalyst to empower local plastic industry over next three years.
The minister says a high level committee has been set up to stop the import of plastic waste.
It is part of efforts being taken to stop Malaysia from becoming a dumping ground for other countries.