Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Tag: plastic

New global study confirms microplastic found in nearly all species of...

"Our society's addiction to throwaway plastic is fueling a global environmental crisis that must be tackled at source."

Microplastics accumulate in bodies of shellfish within hours, new study reveals

“Understanding whether plastic particles are absorbed across biological membranes and accumulate within internal organs is critical for assessing the risk these particles pose to both organism and human health."

Why plans to turn America’s Rust Belt into a new plastics...

Climate implications make a petrochemical build-out risky, not only from an environmental perspective, but also from a fiscal perspective.

10 worst plastic polluting companies found by global cleanups

In the U.S. specifically, a total of 70 cleanups determined that Nestlé, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola were the worst corporate plastic polluters, in that order.

Humans, fish and other animals are consuming microfibers in our food...

As tiny fibers shed from synthetic textiles invade our bodies, researchers scramble to identify potential threats.

New study finds mosquitoes could spread microplastics

A new study concluded that "plastic is contaminating almost every corner of the environment and its ecosystems."

Tons of plastic trash enter the Great Lakes every year –...

According to recent estimates, over 8 million tons of plastic enter the oceans every year.

One of the largest supermarket chain announces plan to phase out...

"As part of our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste commitment, we are phasing out use-once, throw-it-away plastic bags and transitioning to reusable bags in our stores by 2025."

Scientists are developing greener plastics – the bigger challenge is moving...

Without supportive government policies, innovative plastic alternatives will have trouble crossing the so-called “valley of death” from the lab to the market.

France: Non-recycled plastic will cost 10 percent more

"Recycling is necessary but not sufficient. We absolutely must cut off the flow and have more stringent measures against over-packaging and disposable objects."

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Chevron responsible for spilling nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into California canyon

The seepage began in May and has been intermittently leaking until last Tuesday.

The taint on Trump

What has our country become? A country that accepts rapists as their leaders?

Here’s Elizabeth Warren’s plan to close the wage gap for women of color

"It’s time to build an America that recognizes the role that women of color play in their families and in the economy."

Americans are dying because they can’t afford their insulin

“My son and Jesy, they were murdered. They were killed by big Pharma. The cause of death should actually be on their death certificates, corporate greed.”

10 ways Andrew Wheeler has decimated EPA protections in just one year

Trump’s EPA administrator should change the name of his agency to “Every Polluter’s Ally.”