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.
The associated petrochemical buildout that the region has pinned its hopes on as the future of natural gas is “unlikely,” the report states.
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.
As the movement against glitter brings awareness about microplastics, Morrisons, Waitrose and John Lewis' store brand holiday products will be glitter-free for 2020.