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Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution

Seven Simple Ways To Reduce Your Plastic Footprint

Getty Plastic bottles, carry bags, six-pack rings, plastic straws, disposable cutlery and styrofoam takeout containers—plastic products like these are so ubiquitous that we barely even notice them, let alone think of the damage they are doing to the environment.  Over 300 million tons of plastic is produced every year, 50%…
bubmag
March 30, 2020
Plastic Pollution

Research stations established in South China Sea

PLA Daily Source: China Military Online Editor: Chen Lufan 2020-03-20 22:14:42 The Chinese Academy of Sciences has established two research stations on Yongshu and Zhubi islands in the South China Sea to allow scientists to live and conduct field studies on ecology, geology and environment. The Yongshu station already has…
bubmag
March 21, 2020
Plastic Pollution

Global Seed Bank

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault has received a major a new deposit of seeds from several hundred plant species. In a formal ceremony on February 25, 2020, hosted by the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and attended by international dignitaries, the seeds from 35 gene banks spread over all seven…
bubmag
March 20, 2020
Plastic Pollution

Is Plastic Recycling Just a Big Fraud?

As plastic pollution has become a more well-recognized problem, public awareness about the need for recycling has grown as well. The question is whether or not recycling is a viable answer. Growing evidence suggests plastic recycling efforts can have only a minor impact even under the best of circumstances. As…
bubmag
March 18, 2020
Plastic Pollution

Can the zero-waste movement survive the coronavirus?

It’s official: Your reusable mug has been tainted — with suspicion. Starbucks announced last Wednesday that it is “pausing the use of personal cups and ‘for here’ ware in our stores” due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, and Dunkin’ and Tim Hortons quickly followed suit. That secondhand side-eye doesn’t just…
bubmag
March 11, 2020
Plastic Pollution

These stores zero in on selling waste-free products

“It’s becoming more and more apparent that we need to do something” about climate change and sustainability, she says. “It has to come from more of a grass-roots level.”In the Greater Boston area and beyond, zero-waste products are becoming a familiar staple of existing retail shops and dedicated new ones…
bubmag
March 10, 2020