Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Tag: plastic pollution

Indigenous-led solutions essential to reversing plastic pollution, researchers say

Putting Indigenous insight and policy at the forefront is essential to keeping local viewpoints from being silenced by corporate forces and combating the issue of waste colonialism.

New California law could eliminate 23 million tons of plastic in...

“Today we make history; tomorrow we focus on ensuring our SB 54 goals to reduce plastic pollution are met.”

Viruses can remain infectious on microplastics for three days

“It doesn’t take many virus particles to make you sick.”

Scientists develop robotic fish that consumes microplastics

“I think nanotechnology holds great promise for trace adsorption, collection, and detection of pollutants, improving intervention efficiency while reducing operating costs.”

Plastics recycling ‘does not work,’ environmentalists stress as U.S. recycling rates...

The authors of the report hope it sheds light on the inefficiency and unsustainable nature of plastics and plastic recycling to inspire better, widespread policies moving forward.

To stop plastic pollution, we must stop plastic production, scientists say

They argue that this move will be critical in solving the plastic pollution issue currently confronting our planet.

Study detects microplastic in living human lungs for first time

In 11 out of 13 people sampled, a total of 39 microplastics were found in all regions of the lung.

‘Breakthrough results’: New study detects microplastic pollution in human blood for...

While more studies need to be done to examine the direct effects of microplastics on the human body, researchers from the study warn microplastics can cause damage to human cells.

In world-historic first, microplastics detected in human blood

"We've choked this planet with plastic, from the highest mountains to the deepest oceans—and we've no idea at all about costs for public health," said a British lawmaker.

Coors becomes largest US beer brand to replace plastic rings with...

“So we’re eliminating plastic rings from our packaging, starting this year and finishing by 2025."

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Low-paid workers are unionizing. Corporations are spending a ton to stop them.

A record number of workers are trying to form labor unions, a Center for Public Integrity analysis shows. Corporate America is alarmed.

Prospects for a republic beset with disunity 

A republic needs endless work/ Or insurgent forces go berserk.

Italy’s far right rode inequality to victory — but has no answers for it

A let-the-rich-be government has opened the doors to the smiling heirs of Italy’s neofascist factions.

California Gov. Newsom proposes windfall profits tax on Big Oil

Calls for windfall profits taxes have increased globally in recent weeks
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This one thing made Alex Jones stop lying 

It turns out there actually might be a way to stop the constant stream of lies coming from the right-wing media. Sue. Them.