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A new trend of pool toys containing glitter and microbeads is complicating the already pervasive environmental problem of microplastic pollution. University of California, Davis, scientists studying plastics pollution encourage beach-goers to take care to leave natural waterways as clean or cleaner than they found them this summer by reducing their
By Emma Batha LONDON, July 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From surgical masks and gloves to disposable hospital gowns and aprons, the COVID-19 pandemic is creating a mountain of plastic medical waste that is polluting the land and sea — alarming doctors and environmentalists alike. One young entrepreneur in Mexico has
Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Author of the article: Reuters Joe Brock and Valerie Volcovici and John Geddie Publishing date: Jul 29, 2021 • 10 minutes ago • 15 minute read • Join the conversation Article content BOISE — In early 2018, residents of Boise, Idaho were told by city officials
At the beginning of the noughties, it was thought that certain polymers such as polyester and especially polyethylene terephthalate (PET) were not degradable at all, says environmental biotechnologist Dr. Doris Ribitsch from the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in Vienna. She conducts research at the Institute for
The many forms of petrochemical-derived polymers known as plastic are everywhere. Plastics, like other materials and commodities, have what many might term – after anthropologist Arjun Appadurai – rich “social lives”. They are engineered and produced for particular purposes, part of diverse material cultures and patterns of use and consumption.
New York, July 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Rigid Plastic Packaging Market Research Report by Raw Material, by Type, by Production Process, by Application, by Region – Global Forecast to 2026 – Cumulative Impact of COVID-19” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p06087483/?utm_source=GNW The Global Rigid Plastic Packaging
The future of single-use plastic usage in Africa isn’t looking good. With the recent news that the South African government is planning to oppose a Multilateral Environmental Agreement (MEA) treaty in September that would effectively put an end to the import of plastics into Africa, in addition to Coca Cola’s