Posts Tagged ‘plastic’

Corporations Tried To Blame You For The Plastic Crisis. Now States Are Turning The Tables.

Above Photo: Grist / mikroman6 / RLT_Images / Getty Images As Recycling Heads To The Dump, Maine And Oregon Have A New Strategy: Make Companies Pay. If you’ve ever tossed a plastic water bottle in a trash can and felt a wave of guilt wash over you, well, judging by its marketing campaigns, that’s exactly […]

NYT Admits Plastic COVID Barriers Provide False Sense Of Security, Could Make Things Worse

According to Dr. Marr of VT, “One way to think about plastic barriers is that they are good for blocking things like spitballs but ineffective for things like cigarette smoke,” adding “The smoke simply drifts around them, so they will give the person on the other side a little more time before being exposed to […]

Stop Exxon’s Climate Change Misinformation Campaign-See Plastic Pollution Direct Result of Oil Industry Non Regulation

Posted by Tiffany White Target: Joe Manchin, Chairman of Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources Goal: Investigate fossil fuel companies for misleading public and for active attempts to sabotage climate-related efforts.https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/ads?client=ca-pub-2598521971411695&output=html&h=280&adk=894098213&adf=1557869051&pi=t.aa~a.901905492~i.6~rp.4&w=610&fwrn=4&fwrnh=100&lmt=1626537537&num_ads=1&rafmt=1&armr=3&sem=mc&pwprc=5108040983&psa=1&ad_type=text_image&format=610×280&url=https%3A%2F%2Fforcechange.com%2F589848%2Fstop-exxons-climate-change-misinformation-campaign%2F&flash=0&fwr=0&pra=3&rh=153&rw=610&rpe=1&resp_fmts=3&wgl=1&fa=27&uach=WyJXaW5kb3dzIiwiMTAuMCIsIng4NiIsIiIsIjkxLjAuODY0LjY3IixbXSxudWxsLG51bGwsbnVsbF0.&dt=1626537537586&bpp=1&bdt=1917&idt=-M&shv=r20210712&ptt=9&saldr=aa&abxe=1&cookie=ID%3D96e7e8f8e68869c4-22b3a51b64ba005c%3AT%3D1626283331%3ART%3D1626283331%3AS%3DALNI_Ma8_S5uVq5-fMoJ7k4lZdNqo4SIaw&prev_fmts=0x0%2C970x250&nras=2&correlator=3216111188198&frm=20&pv=1&ga_vid=2125220887.1626283332&ga_sid=1626537537&ga_hid=1910087314&ga_fc=0&u_tz=-420&u_his=1&u_java=0&u_h=768&u_w=1366&u_ah=728&u_aw=1366&u_cd=24&u_nplug=3&u_nmime=4&adx=205&ady=1038&biw=1349&bih=657&scr_x=0&scr_y=0&eid=31060047%2C44740386%2C44743203%2C31061683&oid=3&pvsid=3434792742260520&pem=565&wsm=1&eae=0&fc=1408&brdim=0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C1366%2C0%2C1366%2C728%2C1366%2C657&vis=1&rsz=%7C%7Cs%7C&abl=NS&fu=128&bc=31&ifi=4&uci=a!4&btvi=1&fsb=1&xpc=RRFxqWkwOq&p=https%3A//forcechange.com&dtd=17 An estimated one billion marine lives boiled to death in the Pacific Northwest heat waves. One town very nearly reached the hottest temperature ever […]

The local initiatives in France taking on the problem of plastic waste

For the duration of euronews’ Green Week, our magazine and news teams are exploring stories and solutions for a better planet from across Europe. Every year, 600 000 tonnes of plastic end up in the Mediterranean Sea. France is the largest producer of plastic waste in the region and has a lower recycling rate than […]

What comes after this plastic-filled pandemic?

When Jodi Sherman first started working in hospitals, she was struck by the amount of plastic used on a daily basis. She wondered how single-use plastics could be consistent with the Hippocratic oath’s first principle to “do no harm.” “It’s clear that these materials come from somewhere and they go somewhere and they must be […]

Chile passes single-use plastic regulation that will reduce 23,000 tons of plastic waste a year

Image Credit: REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra The Chilean legislature unanimously passed a plastic regulation that ends single-use plastics within the food industry. The regulation is said to reduce the country’s plastic waste by 23,000 tons every year. The new law will “reduce single-use plastic pollution by banning hard-to-recycle items from being served in restaurants or through delivery […]

20 companies are responsible for producing over half of all single-use plastic waste

In the first ever “Plastic Waste Makers Index” report published Tuesday, researchers revealed 20 companies are responsible for producing over 55 percent of all single-use plastic waste in the world.  The 20 global businesses are both state-owned and multinational corporations, consisting mainly of energy and chemical giants, and are responsible for a plastic waste footprint […]

Woolworths, Coles Pledge to Radically Reduce Plastic Waste in Ambitious Pact

Leading supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles are committing to ambitious goals to fight plastic waste through a vision of ensuring all plastic packaging are recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025. The two supermarket groups have joined 60 groups—including ALDI and Nestle—across the supply chain that have signed up to the ‘Australia, New Zealand and Pacific […]

Major breakthrough as scientists turn plastic into fuel using 50% less energy & without adding CO2 to atmosphere

Researchers from the University of Delaware (UD) claim to have created a potentially revolutionary system for repurposing plastic waste more efficiently – and safely – than ever before. The UD scientists begin their paper with some rather galling statistics about the state of play when it comes to plastic recycling efforts in the US: Just […]

Scientist Says Plastic Pollution is Shrinking Penises, Will Make Most Men Infertile by 2045

An environmental scientist has warned that plastic pollution is shrinking penises and making men infertile, meaning most of them won’t be able to produce sperm by 2045. In a new book called Count Down, Dr Shanna Swan writes that humanity is facing an “existential crisis” due to phthalates, a chemical used in the plastic manufacturing […]

Radiation Safety Tests on Cell Phones Performed on Plastic Mannequin Heads — Dr. Explains Why This D oesn’t Protect People

Radiation Safety Tests on Cell Phones Performed on Plastic Mannequin Heads — Dr. Explains Why This Doesn’t Protect People Activist Post / Activist Post By B.N. Frank Government, independent and industry funded research has determined that exposure to cell phone radiation can at least increase cancer risk (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, […]

Paving roads in plastic can help with pollution problem

So far, 12 countries have built roads out of plastic instead of asphalt, helping both the global plastic pollution problem and climate change. First appearing in India two decades ago, plastic roads are being tested and built in more and more countries as the world’s plastic pollution problem becomes more acutely felt. India has installed […]

‘By 2025, 55% Of Our Products Will Be Made of Recycled Plastic,’ Says Israeli Plastics Company Keter’s Co-CEO

Plastic trash. Photo: Circe Denyer. CTech – “We have given ourselves a short-term goal that by 2025 more than half of our raw materials will be made out of recycled materials,” Iftach Sachar, co-CEO and MD Global Marketing, Innovation, and Sustainability at Keter Plastic said during an interview as part of Calcalist’s online conference on […]

Biodegradable plastic may not degrade as quickly as expected

Have you picked up a product at the supermarket which claims to have plant-based or biodegradable packaging? You might think you’re doing a favour for the environment. But the makers of bioplastics have urged consumers to double check what it says on the packaging, because it might not be as biodegradable as you think. It’s […]

Bali battles mounting plastic waste as rainy season causes build-up

An army of volunteers helps clean up a massive haul of plastic polluting Bali’s famous Kuta beach. The annual rainy season brings plastic bottles, cups and rubbish to the archipelago’s turquoise water beaches, underscoring its place as the world’s second-biggest marine polluter behind China. 00

30 Years of Plastic Age Relics Overshadow Iron Age Heritage Site

The Plastic Age is a term some scholars suggest we use to refer to the modern, plastic dominated times in which we live. Plastic usage and littering is also linked to  the Anthropocene  – the unofficial, current geological epoch marked by the impact humans have on the Earth’s geology and ecosystem. Regardless of one’s perspective […]

Millions of kilos of plastic packaging from Amazon are devastating the environment, says report

Amazon’s online sales are having a devastating impact on the planet, according to a new report by Oceana, a US-based not-for-profit which campaigns against the pollution of the world’s seas. In 2019 alone, Amazon generated 211 million kilos of plastic waste from the packaging on its goods, the authors of the report found. Most of […]

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Nestlé are worst plastic polluters of 2020, have made ‘zero progress,’ new report finds

The top plastic polluters of 2020 have been announced, and Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestlé top the list for the third year in a row. In a new report demanding corporate responsibility for plastic pollution, Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) named the repeat offenders and called them out for what appeared to be negligible progress in […]

Kenya Is Not A Dumping Ground For US Plastic

Above photo: Environmental activists at the Uhuru Park’s Freedom Corner in Nairobi, Kenya, September 25, 2020. Reuters/Thomas Mukoya. The new administration of US president-elect Joe Biden must resist pressure from US oil and chemical companies to use Kenya as a dumping ground for plastic waste. The new administration of US president-elect Joe Biden must resist […]

Death to the Scammy Jewish Industry of Plastic Razor Cartridge! – National Socialists Use Double-Edged Safety Razor

This is gay and Jewish. This is Aryan and National Socialist. Beta fag soyboy cuck vegans buy incredibly expensive plastic garbage junk from gigantic anti-Aryan Hebrew conglomerates. Only willing Jew-puppets destroy the environment with this petrochemical poison. Buy this overpriced trash, use a few times and then throw away like a good obedient goy consumer. […]

US leads the world in plastic pollution, new study finds

Image Credit: Food & Water Watch The U.S. is the No. 1 generator of plastic pollution in the world and as high as the No. 3 generator of ocean plastic waste. That’s the finding of a new study published in Science Advances last Friday that sought to paint a more accurate picture of the U.S. […]

How to Reduce Plastic Use: 9 Easy Ideas

November 3rd, 2020 By Dr. Edward F. Group Guest Writer for Wake Up World Did you know that every year, in 2018 alone, volunteers collected more than 23 million pounds of trash during the International Coastal Cleanup on beaches around the word?[1] More and more people are figuring out creative ways to reduce plastic use — so that […]

New York plastic bag ban to go into effect starting this week

On March 1, the state of New York had plans for its statewide plastic bag ban to go into effect. The pandemic and a lawsuit delayed this plan, however, until this week.  During the pandemic, several stores in the state had actually banned customers from bringing reusable bags into their stores in order to further […]

Plastic-eating super enzyme could help solve the plastic waste crisis

Scientists are on the brink of scaling up an enzyme that devours plastic. In the latest breakthrough, the enzyme degraded plastic bottles six times faster than previous research achieved, as The Guardian reported. This new super-enzyme is able to break down plastic at room temperature, setting it apart from the enzyme that the French company Carbios discovered in […]

Coca-Cola leading plastic polluter worldwide for second year in a row

Image Credit: George Frey/Bloomberg In a 2019 audit about which company was the largest plastic polluter, Coca-Cola topped the list. The report confirmed Coca-Cola was responsible for more plastic waste for the second year in a row. The audit was conducted by Break Free From Plastic, a movement to eliminate plastic worldwide, and consisted of […]

The Atlantic Ocean contains at least 10 times more plastic pollution than previously estimated

A recent study by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC),  found there is at least 10 times more plastic in the Atlantic than previously thought. The mass of ‘invisible’ microplastics found in the upper waters of the Atlantic Ocean is approximately 12- 21 million tonnes. Our latest #microplastics study identified plastic contaminants in seawater samples using […]

More Reasons to Avoid BPA and BPS in Plastic

By GreenMedInfo Research Group Despite known negative effects of BPA and BPS in plastic, these toxic chemicals are still prevalent in many home products and food items. BPA and BPS exposure is linked with reproductive disorders, lowered cognitive function, behavioral problems in children and increased oxidative stress, among other health disorders. Reducing your exposure to […]

E-Waste, Plastic, and More! “The Story of Stuff Project” Exposes What Happens to Discarded Stuff

By B.N. Frank For 11 years, The Story of Stuff Project has been producing and posting videos about what happens to all kinds of discarded stuff. They recently released their first feature-length documentary film, The Story of Plastic. Plastic pollution is everywhere we look, smothering our oceans and poisoning communities around the world. Meanwhile, Big […]

Watching The Hawks – Too Much Plastic & Net Neutrality

Watching The Hawks – Too Much Plastic & Net Neutrality Watching The Hawksyoutube.com After decades of depending on plastic to make our lives easier, it may now be standing in the way of our future. The Supreme Court has decided to allow states to legalize sports betting RTs sports correspondent Steve Christakos discusses the implications […]

Europe: Plastic Trash Piling Up, China No Longer Wants It

Europe: Plastic Trash Piling Up, China No Longer Wants It May 11th, 2018 Via: Reuters: Europe has sent just over half the plastic waste it used to ship to China to other parts of Asia since Beijing’s environmental crackdown closed the world’s biggest recycling […]

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