Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Tag: plastic pollution

Plastics set to overtake coal plants on GHG emissions, new study...

Experts say that policymakers do not currently account for the impact plastics currently have on climate change and that the issue is flying under the radar.

Plastic pollution in waterways likely to more than double by 2030,...

"This assessment provides the strongest scientific argument to date for the urgency to act, and for collective action to protect and restore our oceans from source to sea."

Microplastics are in the air we breathe and in Earth’s atmosphere,...

We highlight just how widespread microplastic pollution is and the potential it has to influence climate on a global scale.

Plastic, plastic everywhere – airborne microplastics are settling into the most...

Compared with microplastics in the marine and terrestrial environments, the phenomenon of airborne microplastics is even less well understood.

Coca-Cola biggest offender of all branded pollution on UK beaches, new...

"Serial offenders including Coca-Cola—which tops the leader board year on year as the worst offender—are still not taking responsibility."

Widespread plastic pollution harming young turtles

“Relatively few young marine turtles survive their first year, so it is imperative that we reduce threats to ensure the long-term survival of these extraordinary species.”

From pollution to performance wear: Fair-trade clothes made from 100% ocean...

“My motto is: there’s already so much plastic out there, why are we making more? There’s so much we can be pulling from. It’s already a resource; we just have to get it.”

New Zealand to ban most single-use plastics over the next 4...

“Phasing out unnecessary and problematic plastics will help reduce waste to landfill, improve our recycling system and encourage reusable or environmentally responsible alternatives.”

44% of ocean plastics are linked to takeout food

Researchers are turning their attention to takeout containers and convenience food as the worst offender in plastics polluting the ocean.

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Bogus “rugged individualism” corrodes our social fabric, fueling violent protest & pandemic mayhem

Either “rugged individualism” is exposed as a mistaken, scam mythology, disrupting and exploiting what’s good for the many -- or we face something closer to “rugged extinction.”

Oklahoma Supreme Court puts temporary hold on 3 abortion laws due to go into...

“All of these laws have the same goal: to make it harder to get an abortion in Oklahoma.”
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Don’t believe corporate America’s ‘labor shortage’ bullshit. This is an unofficial general strike.

What’s really happening is more accurately described as a living-wage shortage, a hazard pay shortage, a childcare shortage, a paid sick leave shortage, and a health care shortage.
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Minneapolis cop charged after killing innocent man with patrol car

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced that Officer Brian Cummings has been charged with felony counts of second degree manslaughter and criminal vehicular homicide.

Personal interview: Abby Martin what are the prospects for peace?

Abby Martin is an American journalist, TV presenter and activist who continues her work opposing imperialism and promoting peace, as an independent filmmaker and journalist.