Friday, August 7, 2020

Tag: plastic

New study finds underestimation of microplastics in ocean—concentration far greater

A new study estimated the concentration of microplastics in the ocean to be far greater than previously determined.

Scientists find bacteria that eats plastic

Pseudomonas bacteria are part of a family of microorganisms known for its ability to withstand harsh conditions, such as high temperatures and acidic environments.

Citizen scientists track how plastic pollution impacts birds

To get a big-picture perspective on the plastics that plague beaches, scientists team up with volunteers along the California Coast.

China to ban single-use plastics

The Chinese government recently announced a sweeping anti-plastics campaign.

Exposed: Toward a BPA-free future

"It's just as bad as the climate in terms of its impact on living things. It's arguably faster acting, and hardly anyone knows about it."

How an old law is helping fight new plastic problems

New legislative efforts to ban plastics are important, but a recent court ruling in Texas reminds us that enforcing existing laws is a crucial part of the plastics fight.

Peruvian innovators launch banana leaf biodegradable dishes to combat plastic consumption

Chewa Plant aims to manufacture and commercialize the disposable dishes to help reduce plastic consumption and the pollution it causes.

Here are the companies that are the world’s top plastic polluters

"Real solutions must change systems and power structures."

Major UK supermarket chain gets rid of plastic bags in produce...

“We are absolutely committed to reducing unnecessary plastic packaging in Sainsbury’s stores."

Zero waste: The global plastics crisis

Plastic pollution is one aspect of the global environmental crisis, a crisis rooted in consumerism and a socio-economic system championed by developed nations, which promotes greed, selfishness and division.

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