“We need to create proper systems for controlling and regulating plastic pollution, at local, national and global levels.”
How did these tiny pieces of plastic managed to make such a journey?
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.
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.
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.
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.
“PVC is one of the most hazardous consumer products ever made, and the federal government can’t keep ignoring that reality."
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.