Plastic Pollution News Roundup, Week of March 2

This week, plastic pollution has been pulled out to sea and pulled from store shelves. As debris from last year's Japanese tsunami is on a collision course with the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, regulators in France are pushing for a nationwide ban on BPA-laden plastic food packaging. Other news this week? A quick recap:

In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a ban on Bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles took effect.

Stiv Wilson from 5 Gyres wrote a great piece for AlterNet highlighting 7 Dangerous Lies About Plastic.

Who says plastic only harms people? In India, the Hyderbad Zoo is full of plastic pollution, endangering the welfare of the animals that live there.

In preparation for the London Olympics later this year, the UK's Daily Mail reports that the city will go plastic bag free in the coming months.

Plastic Pollution Coalition member Lima, Peru-based Life Out Of Plastic (L.O.O.P.) has been taking advantage of the end of beach season to organize cleanups. Check out a short video from one of their latest cleanup events.

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