Sunday, April 11, 2021

Tag: plastic pollution

UK retailers ban glitter from store brand products this holiday season

As the movement against glitter brings awareness about microplastics, Morrisons, Waitrose and John Lewis' store brand holiday products will be glitter-free for 2020.

We estimate there are up to 14 million tonnes of microplastics...

Knowing how much plastic sinks to the ocean floor is an important addition to our understanding of the plastic pollution crisis.

Plastic-eating super enzyme could help solve the plastic waste crisis

“The faster we can make the enzymes, the quicker we can break down the plastic, and the more commercially viable it will be.”

Plastic debris plagues Honduras beaches

The "massive trash tsunami" was filled with plastic debris believed to have come from a neighboring river in Guatemala.

A sea of pollution: New widespread contamination in oceans amid coronavirus...

“If only one percent of the masks were to be disposed of incorrectly and dispersed in nature, this would result in up to 10 million masks per month polluting the environment.”

Coca-Cola leading plastic polluter worldwide for second year in a row

Coca-Cola accounts for 3.3 million tons of plastic packaging annually, which roughly accounts for 200,000 bottles every minute.

U.S. Plastics Pact vows to make all plastic packaging recyclable by...

“The results from the U.S. Plastics Pact’s efforts to advance packaging, improve recycling, and reduce plastic waste will benefit the entire system and all materials.”

Scientist find microplastics in human organs giving activists more ammo to...

“It would be naive to believe there is plastic everywhere but just not in us.”

Seafood study finds plastic in 100% of samples

"From the edible marine species tested, sardines had the highest plastic content, which was a surprising result."

Ocean plastic could triple by 2040, report finds

"If we're going to significantly reduce ocean plastic pollution, we need an innovative and rigorous approach to ensure that the strategies we design are set up to delivering results."

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Video shows police officer fatally shooting homeless man

“The video and witness accounts show this was a cold murder. Wilson never had a chance.”

‘The greatest purveyor of violence in the world’

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death."

The Trump’s campaign’s audacious long con

There is a good chance that the scandals ensnaring some of his more odious political supporters will overshadow this story and allow him to continue bilking his marks of their money.

Tell Chevron to stay out of the Arctic Refuge

It's time we hold Chevron accountable and tell the oil giant not to bid for leases on this "sacred, unspoiled land."

House Ethics Committee opens investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz

The House Ethics Committee announced that Gaetz is currently under investigation in response to allegations of sexual misconduct and other illicit activities.