Friday, May 20, 2022

Tag: plastic

Many Dollar Store discounts packed with toxic chemicals: Report

"With their high profit margins, dollar stores must do more to ensure that all of these products are safe."

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."

‘Whole life cycle of plastics’ approach could reduce pollution—WWF expert

“We need to create proper systems for controlling and regulating plastic pollution, at local, national and global levels.”

Microplastics from Africa and North America found 9,439 feet above sea...

How did these tiny pieces of plastic managed to make such a journey?

Microbes are evolving to digest plastic, study finds

The study notes that the type and amount of enzymes correlates with location-specific pollution trends, showing just how ever-growing plastic pollution is causing these organisms to evolve.

Plastic trash in the ocean is a global problem, and the...

A study published in 2020 that concluded that the U.S. is the largest global source of plastic waste, including plastics shipped to other countries that later are mismanaged.

Nearly 29,000 tons of COVID plastic now floats in the oceans,...

A new study calculates for the first time how much of that waste is ending up in the oceans and what it is doing once it gets there.

Oil companies are ploughing money into fossil-fueled plastics production at a...

Around the world, around the clock, the plastics we use every day are produced at facilities on an almost incomprehensible scale that some suggest we now live in an era best labelled the plasticene.

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."

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Looks like another ‘bad blue’ just bit the dust

Jamie McLeod-Skinner, as the replacement for Bad Blue Kurt Schrader, would not be beholden to any of the many corporate PACs that supported him.

Former Minneapolis cop pleads guilty to manslaughter during George Floyd arrest

“His acknowledgment he did something wrong is an important step toward healing the wounds of the Floyd family, our community, and the nation."

New research could lead to solar panels that work at night

“We do not yet have the miracle material that will make the thermoradiative diode an everyday reality, but we made a proof of principle and are eager to see how much we can improve on this result in the coming years.”

As the planet warms, let’s be clear: We are sacrificing lives for profits

Climate change is the result of a deadly calculus: human lives are worth risking and even losing over the profits of global corporations.

How America can stop violence against health care workers

“The severity seems to keep going up. It doesn’t go down.”