Tag: plastic pollution
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.
“Today we make history; tomorrow we focus on ensuring our SB 54 goals to reduce plastic pollution are met.”
“It doesn’t take many virus particles to make you sick.”
“I think nanotechnology holds great promise for trace adsorption, collection, and detection of pollutants, improving intervention efficiency while reducing operating costs.”
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.
They argue that this move will be critical in solving the plastic pollution issue currently confronting our planet.
In 11 out of 13 people sampled, a total of 39 microplastics were found in all regions of the lung.
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.
"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.
“So we’re eliminating plastic rings from our packaging, starting this year and finishing by 2025."