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When plastic waste breaks down into the smallest fragments, less than 1 micrometer wide—or 1,000 times finer than human hair—it can’t be detected at wastewater treatment plants. But researchers have developed a new material that can
This semester, an ecology class at Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley researched the presence of microplastics in the local ecosystem. We hypothesized that the resident great horned owl pellets would contain traces of microplastics. Furthermore, finding
In Elena Karpova’s household, the rumbling sound of a clothes dryer has become an unfamiliar noise. “I use the dryer maybe twice, three times a year, just when it’s an emergency,” says Karpova, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro who
The road to a global agreement on plastics has begun. Countries held their first talks in Uruguay (Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic)
) UN member states and partners negotiated a new global international treaty in Uruguay last week to reduce plastic pollution on land and in the seas. It is the start of a process that should result in a fully binding document governing the production,
We're all familiar with macroplastic pollution – the big stuff like soda bottles that litter our streets and parks. But microplastic pollution – which scientists define as particles smaller than 5millimeters – has spread like a plague over the entirety of
An environmental crisis is brewing in your washing machine. We’re all familiar with macroplastic pollution — the big stuff like soda bottles that litter our streets and parks. But microplastic pollution — which scientists define as particles smaller than 5
In recent years, scientists have discovered increasing amounts plastic particles in deep oceans, Arctic snow, drinking water, and even breast milk. ...
One objection people often have to bag reduction ordinances is feeling they are paying for something that was “free.” Surrounded by plastic, many people think focusing on plastic bags is pointless. With these objections, they wonder why municipalities across
A boiler tower surrounded by mirrors at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert, Calif., on Aug. 26, 2022. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images Conservation biology finds itself in a terrifying place today, witness to mass extinction,
Kochi: A two-part study conducted by the researchers of the department of marine biology, (Cusat), has found a huge presence of in popular edible fish varieties in the Cochin estuary. Marine biologists and fisheries scientists are calling for a need to address
It was a good live crowd — over a hundred folk, November 30, at Hatfield’s new classroom building, Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building Auditorium. And another 100 in “attendance” on the Zoom Doom. I’m a member of the Cetacean
A cheap powder can help treat wastewater by rapidly absorbing microscopic bits of plastic pollution – and because it is also magnetic, both can then be removed with magnets ...
Microplastics—small plastic pieces less than five millimeters in length—are becoming a ubiquitous ecological contaminant. Studies suggest that on their own, these tiny bits are potentially harmful, and it's unclear what effect they could have on pollutants
Rogard Ross is president of the Friends of Indian River in Chesapeake. (Picasa / HANDOUT) Over the last two years, many cities and counties, home to about one-quarter of all Virginians, have adopted a plastic bag fee to combat plastic pollution and litter. Now
On an overcast Saturday in Seattle, a group of volunteers combs a small section of the beach at Golden Gardens Park for trash. With 5-gallon buckets in hand, they slowly fan out and search a roughly rectangular zone marked by cones, passing over the same spots
New Delhi: In a bid to bring together technology, business, social and policy perspectives from India and Finland towards circular economy solutions for micro-plastics, a two-day symposium was organised
When Amelia Earhart disappeared attempting to circumnavigate the world, plastics were so rare their waste was a minor problem, even in major cities. In the central Pacific, where Earhart was last seen, the idea of plastic pollution probably seemed
SINGAPORE, Dec. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ImpacFat will be introducing their cultivated fish fat at the Big Idea Ventures Demo Day showcase today. The world’s first cultivated fish fat presents a tasty and nutritious way to add a rich mouthfeel to
Waste pickers risk their lives to stop plastic pollution—now they could help shape global recycling policies
Globally, waste pickers are responsible for collecting and recovering—from homes, businesses and landfills—up to 60% of all plastics which are then recycled. These workers do more than any other people to prevent plastic contaminating the environment, yet
Sydney, Australia, Nov 30 (EFE).- Researchers at RMIT University in the Australian city of Melbourne have developed a magnetic powder capable of removing microplastics from water in an hour. The scientists say that the powder, made of nanomaterials containing
Microplastics are everywhere. From finding small plastic debris in freshly fallen snow in Antarctica to discovering their presence in breast milk samples, the menace has established itself to be omnipresent. Consequently, scientists are putting their best foot
Plastics are not compatible with domestic composting (ANSES - French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety)
) Plastics are not compatible with domestic composting More than one in three French people recycle their waste in garden or community composters. In addition to putting vegetable peels and scraps in them, some people add plastic waste, in particular
Researchers have found an innovative way to rapidly remove hazardous microplastics from water using magnets. <!-- more --> ...
While the purification of wastewater once just involved the removal of traditional pollutants, it now also entails the removal of microplastic particles. A new powder reportedly does the job much quicker and more thoroughly than has previously been possible.
Allowing dogs off-leash under voice control didn't work Nov. 17 − To The Editor: I read Mr. Newby’s letter to the Portsmouth City Council today that quotes an anonymous city official that wasinvolved in changing the leash law in 2005. It insinuates that the
International waste pickers and allies visiting a sorting plant in Montevideo, Uruguay. Patrick O'Hare , Author provided Globally, waste pickers are responsible for collecting and recovering – from homes, businesses and landfills – up to 60% of all plastics
) Today Michael talks about recycling, plastic exports and antimicrobials. This is a FREE article. RECYCLING Recycling is often used as an objection to making plastic degradable, but this is not a well-founded objection, for the reasons given at
) Merkley, Warren, Wyden, Sanders Urge Ambitious Action to Combat Plastic Pollution Senators: "We are in the midst of a plastic pollution crisis - plastic pollution has been found everywhere from Arctic ice to mountain peaks in our national parks, to