Saturday, October 23, 2021

Tag: plastic

Spain to ban plastic wrap for fruits and veggies

The plastic waste used to wrap fruits and vegetables has been opposed by environmental groups both in Spain and abroad.

Center for Biological Diversity sues EPA for not regulating PVC plastic

“PVC is one of the most hazardous consumer products ever made, and the federal government can’t keep ignoring that reality."

LEGO announces plan to become more sustainable with first prototype brick...

Over the past three years, the team of material scientists and engineers tested more than 250 variations of PET materials before coming up with the LEGO brick prototype that met the Danish company's safety, quality and play requirements.

Scientists develop truly biodegradable plastics

While biodegradable plastics have been touted as a solution to plastic pollution, in practice they don't work as advertised.

Appalachian fracking faces financial risks, report warns. Hopes for petrochemical plastics...

The associated petrochemical buildout that the region has pinned its hopes on as the future of natural gas is “unlikely,” the report states.

Microplastics discovered near Mount Everest summit

Understanding how climate change will impact mountain glaciers is the ultimate goal of the Perpetual Planet expeditions, of which the Everest trip was the first.

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.

Plastic debris plagues Honduras beaches

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

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.

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.

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The persecution of Steven Donziger

“Why am I the one being locked up? I helped hold [Chevron] accountable.”

The big lie in Rahm Emanuel’s Senate testimony

Now all eyes will be on Merkley – and other Democratic senators who profess that “Black lives mater” and that police need to be held accountable – to see whether they vote to confirm this tainted mayor and elevate him to a prestigious ambassadorship.

What is the Peace Dividend strategy?

Tell the truth about our endless wars and bloated DOD budgets!

Fossil fuel plant run by William Koch at heart of EPA investigation into racism...

“My hope is that they will thoroughly investigate their emissions and their impact on the community and draw what we believe to be an inescapable conclusion that Oxbow is an eminent danger to the life and health of people in Port Arthur and southeast Texas.”

Louisiana deputy who slammed a Black woman on the pavement was named in multiple...

Julio Alvarado has been named in nine federal civil rights lawsuits, all involving the use of excessive force.