Tag: plastic pollution
"Based on the best available science and guidance from public health professionals, it is clear that reusable systems can be used safely by employing basic hygiene."
A new study estimated the concentration of microplastics in the ocean to be far greater than previously determined.
“This plastic has very attractive sustainability credentials because it uses no fossil fuels, and can be recycled – but would also degrade in nature much faster than normal plastics do.”
The researchers conclude that the findings present a "crucial need for stringent methods" when it comes to both to recovering and measuring microplastic particles from polar regions.
To get a big-picture perspective on the plastics that plague beaches, scientists team up with volunteers along the California Coast.
“In short, reported emissions from oil, natural gas, and chemical infrastructure have increased in recent years, and new infrastructure that is still in the pipeline has the potential to increase emissions even more.”