General Services Administration Information Request Foreshadows Potentially Significant Rulemaking on Single-Use Plastic Packaging | Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

GSA performs numerous administerial and supportive functions on behalf of the federal government, including procuring goods and services for other agencies. Every year, GSA facilitates the spending of tens of billions of dollars on federal procurement. GSA also maintains the GSA Schedule, a series of pre-negotiated contracts that other agenciesContinue Reading

Disease-causing parasites can hitch a ride on plastics and potentially spread through the sea

Micrographs depicting the association of Toxoplasma gondii with microplastics. Alcian blue, a stain that binds to exopolymer substances prevalent in biofilms, was used to visualize the association between the plastic surface and parasite oocysts. Polyester microfibers (A) and 100 μm blue polyethylene microbeads (D) that were not pre-conditioned in seawater demonstrateContinue Reading