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Startup at Case Western Reserve developing microplastics filter for washing machines

Cleveland | 2023-01-27, 21:55

CLEVELAND, OhioInside the Sears think innovation center on the campus of Case Western Reserve University, three aspiring entrepreneurs are applying their engineering skills, along with considerable energy and chutzpah, to the vexing problem of

France to probe microplastic pellet pollution on Atlantic beaches

Phys Dot Org | 2023-01-27, 17:07

French prosecutors said on Friday they would investigate the appearance of vast quantities of tiny toxic plastic pellets along the Atlantic coast that endanger marine life and the human food chain. The criminal probe will follow several legal complaints about

Big Tobacco And The Microplastics Problem

Purcell Register | 2023-01-27, 16:40

(NAPSI)—It’s likely you see one of the most common sources of plastic pollution everyday—on the ground, in parking lots, in gutters or at the beach—cigarette butts. This is not trash but toxic garbage and plastic pollution poisoning

McDonald's is testing a new strawless lid

no EC Montana Standard | 2023-01-27, 16:31

Just like the McRib, straws might be a thing of the past at McDonald's. The chain has begun testing strawless lids in some US cities as part of a multi-year effort to make its packaging more environmentally friendly. "These lids help optimize our packaging and

OPINION - Tech & Science Daily podcast: ‘High levels’ of microplastics in operating theatres

London Evening Standard | 2023-01-27, 14:21

A team of researchers from the University of Hull have found high levels of microplastics in hospital operating theatres. ...

High levels of microplastics found in operating theatres

London Evening Standard | 2023-01-27, 00:51

A team from the University of Hull found the amount of microplastics in a cardiothoracic operating theatre was almost three times that found in homes. ...

Our Planet Versus Plastic Bags—A Tale of Two Cities

Resilience | 2023-01-25, 13:22

Share Tweet Print This article was produced by Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute. With oceans, countries, populations, and governments inundated by a plague of plastic worldwide, it may be useful to focus on the single-use

I research harmful microplastics. Here's what I do to keep my family safe from their ...

Business Insider | 2023-01-25, 12:21

Microplastics are 10 times more abundant in baby poop than adult poop. Thats partly why plastics expert Laura Hardman keeps plastic away from her baby. Robyn Phelps/Insider As an expert on microplastics, here's what I do to keep my family safe. This is an

Eco-friendly alternatives to single-use plastics (DGB Group NV)

Public Technologies | 2023-01-25, 01:16

) The bulk of the single-use products we use or leave as litter in the parks, the environment, and the oceans are because we don't recycle enough of them. Utilizing single-use plastic items exposes consumers to significant amounts of microplastic particles as

High Levels Of Microplastic Pollution Recorded In Lake Lugano

MENA FN | 2023-01-24, 20:13

(MENAFN - Swissinfo) Litter is one of the main sources of microplastic pollution in Lake Lugano, the Ticino authorities say. – Keystone - Ats / Ti-press Microplastic pollution in Lake Lugano in ... ...

Researchers cook up a new way to remove microplastics from water

Technology Org | 2023-01-24, 09:15

Researchers at have turned a common breakfast food into a new material that can cheaply remove salt and from seawater. Structure of an aerogel is formed by graphene sheets stretched across carbon fiber networks. Image credit: Shaharyar Wani The researchers

A path to reduce plastic pollution in Connecticut and elsewhere

The CT Mirror | 2023-01-24, 05:50

We humans are fouling the world with plastic. From the deepest trenches of the ocean to the highest mountains, no place on earth remains unpolluted by plastic. The earth’s fish, birds, and mammals choke on it, or get tangled in it. The chemicals embedded in

New position paper on road markings and microplastics (Geveko Markings Sweden AB)

Public Technologies | 2023-01-24, 01:14

) New position paper on road markings and microplastics The ERF's (European Union Road Federation) has published a new position paper where they clear up some of the many misconceptions about road markings and microplastics that

Virus plus microplastics equal double whammy for fish health

Science Daily | 2023-01-23, 22:45

Microplastics -- tiny particles generated as

Textile waste – The monster in your closet

The Malta Independent | 2023-01-22, 08:33

Have you seen what the new fashion trend is? Are you thinking of replacing one of your handbags with one from the new collection? Oh, and have you bought the new jeans that match perfectly with the red and blue jersey? So many options and decisions to make but

Out of Nile, Into Tile: Young Egyptians Battle Plastic Plague

Beijing News | 2023-01-21, 09:35

CAIRO - Entrepreneurial young Egyptians are helping combat their country's plastic waste problem by recycling junk-food wrappers, water bottles and similar garbage that usually ends up in landfills or the Nile River At a factory on the outskirts of Cairo, run

Plastic, pollution, and prescription drugs are making fish act erratically

Popular Science | 2023-01-21, 00:24

Plastics, drugs, and more may change how fish socialize or take risks, although the specifics are difficult to pinpoint. Getty Images This article was originally featured on Undark. The world’s aquatic habitats are a heady brew of pollutants. An estimated 14

Are Israelis throwing their lives away with their plastic utensils?

The Jerusalem Post | 2023-01-20, 22:03

One of the first measures Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich decreed when taking office earlier this month was to repeal the tax imposed on disposable goods that was imposed by his predecessor Avigdor Liberman. The goal was to ease the financial burden on large

What do oranges, coffee grounds and seaweed have in common? They outshine cotton in sustainable fashion

Phys Dot Org | 2023-01-20, 18:46

Ever considered the carbon footprint of manufacturing your favorite shirt? The average cotton shirt produces 2.1 kilograms of carbon dioxide—but a polyester shirt produces over twice as much (5.5 kilograms). It might come as no surprise that the fashion

BPA Critical of HSAC Report (Symphony Environmental Technologies plc)

Public Technologies | 2023-01-20, 17:14

) Biodegradable Plastics Association A not-for-profit Association EU Registration no: 370641927438-79 Registered in England as a company limited by guarantee under no: 8107377 BPA RESPONSE TO DEFRA's Hazardous Substances Advisory Committee (HSAC) review (July

Bluewater and The Ocean Race collaborate to provide healthy hydration during 14th Edition of sport’s ...

The Associated Press | 2023-01-20, 11:37

Bluewater, a world leading beverage company, is pleased to announce it is providing two of its innovative water stations to The Ocean Race “We’ve put ending the need for single use plastic bottles and their polluting production and transportation at the heart

Planet Earth versus plastic bags: A tale of two cities

Alternet | 2023-01-19, 23:29

With oceans, countries, populations, and governments inundated by a plague of plastic worldwide, it may be useful to focus on the single-use plastic bag choices made by two cities, in the same U.S. state, located at a distance of only 64 miles (104 km) from

Soil and freshwater come under the spotlight in plastics-pollution fight (European Research Executive Agency)

Public Technologies | 2023-01-19, 11:12

) Environment Republish Soil and freshwater come under the spotlight in plastics-pollution fight Growing awareness of microplastics in the ground and in freshwater highlights the need to tackle an environmental threat generally associated with oceans. 18

Legislators hope to reduce plastic pollution

no EC The Daily Astorian | 2023-01-18, 23:55

Everywhere they look, Pacific Northwest scientists find teeny-tiny plastic pollution. Broken down particles are in our water, falling out of the air, in salmon, shellfish and in our own bodies. Scientists, environmental advocates and Democratic lawmakers in

Oregon, Washington kickstart efforts to reduce plastic pollution

no EC Herald and News | 2023-01-18, 19:58

Everywhere they look, Pacific Northwest scientists find teeny-tiny plastic pollution. Broken down particles are in our water, falling out of the air, in salmon, shellfish and in our own bodies. Scientists, environmental advocates and Democratic lawmakers in

The devil in your rubber ducky

no EC Lockport Union-Sun | 2023-01-18, 11:44

Unless you’re reading this before you even climb out of bed in the morning (and if you are, your priorities are completely out of whack), chances are that you’ve already used dozens of plastic products. That cereal box you just grabbed out of the cupboard for

Best Appetite Suppressants (2023) Top Hunger Control Pills That Work

The Associated Press | 2023-01-18, 00:28

--News Direct-- Losing weight is often a difficult process for many of us. We battle cravings and temptations, an all-too-slow metabolism, and a lack of motivation to stick with our diets. It’s easy to get discouraged when the scale won’t budge – even after

'Urgent' clean-up after 'millions' of microplastics wash up on Bay beach

NewstalkZB | 2023-01-16, 03:11

Plastic beads, bread bags and lollipop sticks are just some of the “millions of pieces” of microplastics that have washed up on Waihī Beach after Cyclone Hale hit the region last week. Sustainable Waihī Beach co-founder Pippa Coombes said an “urgent beach

Exposure to polystyrene microplastics triggers lung injury via targeting toll-like receptor 2 and activation of ...

TheNewsHOOK | 2023-01-14, 23:38

Exposure to polystyrene microplastics triggers lung injury via targeting toll-like receptor 2 and activation of the NF-κB signal in mice ...

UCLA study finds high microplastic concentrations in urban park playgrounds

Daily Bruin | 2023-01-13, 03:20

UCLA researchers published a study indicating that children’s playgrounds contain more microplastics than other areas in urban parks. The study, which was published in September, found that microplastic concentrations were, on average, five times higher