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Plastic Pollution

Plastic Pollution

Ecologists sound alarm on plastic pollution

Ecologists studying the prevalence of plastic pollution in aquatic ecosystems around the world are concerned after measuring the scale of human response needed to reduce future emissions and manage what's already floating around out there. "Unless growth in plastic production and use is halted, a fundamental transformation of the plastic…
bubmag
September 18, 2020
Plastic Pollution

We are living in a plastic world

Almost every product and material we refer to as "plastic" is made from fossil fuels. Most of it hasn't been around for long -- a little over 70 years for the most common products. North American grocery stores didn't start offering plastic bags until the late 1970s. Over that short time, plastics…
bubmag
August 26, 2020
Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution accumulating in human organs, study finds

Potentially deadly particles of plastic chemicals used in products including food packaging and mobile phones have been found for the first time in major human organs, a new study warns. US researchers analysed 47 samples from a tissue bank originally established to study neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. All of the samples…
bubmag
August 18, 2020
Plastic Pollution

Simple technique could help find microplastics inside the human body

By Layal Liverpool Plastic waste can degrade into smaller bits known as microplasticsHOTLI SIMANJUNTAK/EPA-EFE/ShutterstockA new method could help detect microplastics in human tissues and organs, allowing researchers to investigate the impact that environmental plastic pollution has on our health. Last year, Rolf Halden at Arizona State University and his colleagues…
bubmag
August 17, 2020
Plastic Pollution

Ocean Plastic Pollution Set To Increase Massively

In a sobering report published by the journal Science, plastic pollution in our oceans is set to increase massively, with a tripling of the flow of plastic by 2040.The increase will have resulted in a mind-blowing 1.3 billion metric tons of plastic ending up in our oceans.The study found that…
bubmag
August 17, 2020