Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Tag: plastic

‘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."

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.

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The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.

Biden wielding DNC to guard against Progressive challenge

"Just 34 percent of Americans describe Biden as honest and trustworthy -- a new low for his presidency."

Pfizer’s record-shattering $100 billion in revenue denounced as ‘sickening’

"A people-funded vaccine should be cheap and freely available."

99% of US coal plants cost more to run than replace with new renewables,...

“There’s a huge opportunity here to invest in coal communities, build local economic resilience and save money in the process.”

Four dark secrets about America

What America needs is a thorough transformation and a reset of the economic and political systems, which are now on dangerous and unsustainable paths.