Monday, April 15, 2024

Tag: plastics

Plastic-eating fungi thriving in human-made ‘plastisphere’ may help tackle waste globally

“The growing body of scientific evidence sheds light on the environmental potential for plastic degradation that needs to be unlocked."

600 million metric tons of plastic may fill oceans by 2036...

Fossil fuel stakeholders have been seeking new revenue in the petrochemical industry in general, and plastics in particular.

Plastics recycling ‘does not work,’ environmentalists stress as U.S. recycling rates...

The authors of the report hope it sheds light on the inefficiency and unsustainable nature of plastics and plastic recycling to inspire better, widespread policies moving forward.

Phthalate exposure linked to increased risk of childhood cancer, study finds

The data also shows a nearly three-fold higher rate of osteosarcoma (a bone cancer) and a two-fold higher rate of lymphoma (a blood cancer).

Plastics set to overtake coal plants on GHG emissions, new study...

Experts say that policymakers do not currently account for the impact plastics currently have on climate change and that the issue is flying under the radar.

Oil industry’s shift to plastics in question as report warns $400...

“Remove the plastic pillar holding up the future of the oil industry, and the whole narrative of rising oil demand collapses.”

LNG, plastics and other gas industry plans would add climate pollution...

“In short, reported emissions from oil, natural gas, and chemical infrastructure have increased in recent years, and new infrastructure that is still in the pipeline has the potential to increase emissions even more.”

Coca-Cola produced more than 110 billion plastic bottles last year

Coca-Cola has increased their use of single-use plastic bottles over the last decade.

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Round table on current US foreign policy: Militarism unhinged

How would you assess the most important aspects of current U.S. foreign policy?

Tennessee’s bold move: Arming educators as a countermeasure to rising school shootings

The bill under scrutiny mandates that teachers wishing to carry concealed weapons undergo 40 hours of specialized training, alongside mental health evaluations and background checks.

Unveiling the titans of carbon: How 57 companies drive the global climate crisis

The quest to curb emissions becomes not just a matter of individual or national effort but a pressing need for accountability at the corporate level.

Sanders and Schakowsky champion corporate tax reform to end ‘legalized tax dodging’

The Corporate Tax Dodging Prevention Act is a bold initiative designed to close the gap in the corporate tax code that allows for extensive tax avoidance.

Re-electing a brutal outlaw-in-chief makes America a rogue outlaw nation

Heinous outcomes are inevitable if Trump is able to get away with relentlessly targeting law and order as his prime opponent.