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EU moves to ban microplastics in most products

EU will use powerful chemical laws to stop most microplastics and microbeads being added to various products. The European Chemicals Agency says 10,000-60,000 tonnes of microplastics which are intentionally added to products leak into the environment annually, are impossible to remove and last for thousands of years

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Iceland flouts international ban to slaughter first protected fin whale of new hunting season

Conservation and animal protection organisations are horrified at the slaughter of an endangered fin whale by Icelandic whaling company Hvalur hf in defiance of the international ban on commercial whaling. The hunt, Iceland’s first in three years, marks the start of a whaling season that could see as many as 239 killed

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Campaigners “Don’t Buy” whaler’s effort to distance Icelandic seafood giant from fin whaling

The Don’t Buy From Icelandic Whalers campaign has reacted with dismay to the news that Icelandic company Hvalur will resume fin whaling and with scepticism to the news that Hvalur has sold its shares in seafood giant HB Grandi to another major Icelandic seafood company on the eve of a major fishing industry exposition