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Microplastic pollution is escalating around the world - study

Microplastic pollution is escalating around the world - study

5 days ago   |   Natural News

A new study of airborne plastic particles finds that microplastic pollution is escalating around the world. Tiny remains of plastic are more ubiquitous than science had known...
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Single-use face masks are a ticking time bomb of global pollution, experts warn

Single-use face masks are a ticking time bomb of global pollution, experts warn

7 days ago   |   Natural News

Single-use face masks are a ticking plastic bomb for the environment, according to a commentary published in Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering. Zhiyong Ren, a...
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Australia to phase out single-use plastics by 2025

Australia to phase out single-use plastics by 2025

10 days ago   |   Natural News

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison launched its first National Plastics Plan last month in an attempt to curb the country's mounting plastic pollution crisis. The plan...
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Over four billion pieces of plastic are polluting a remote Pacific island

Over four billion pieces of plastic are polluting a remote Pacific island

17 days ago   |   Natural News

More than four billion pieces of plastic from across the globe have hitched a ride on ocean currents, landing on the beaches of Henderson Island. The island, a remote and...
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Billions of microplastics particles are swirling around in the atmosphere

Billions of microplastics particles are swirling around in the atmosphere

19 days ago   |   Natural News

Experts consider plastic pollution as one of the most pressing environmental problems. Unfortunately, existing studies on microplastics - tiny pieces of plastic - have...
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To design truly compostable plastic, scientists take cues from nature

23 days ago   |   ScienceDaily

Scientists have designed an enzyme-activated compostable plastic that could diminish microplastics pollution. Household tap water or soil composts break the hybrid plastic...
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"Lost" ocean microplastics might be accumulating in estuaries, coastal environments

"Lost" ocean microplastics might be accumulating in estuaries, coastal environments

26 days ago   |   Natural News

Marine microplastic pollution is a pervasive problem. Microplastics are small plastic fragments that form when larger pieces of plastic debris in aquatic environments break...
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Toxic chemicals from plastic waste are migrating into food and harming soil, warn experts

Toxic chemicals from plastic waste are migrating into food and harming soil, warn experts

1 month ago   |   Natural News

The global rate of plastic production is projected to double, if not triple, over the next few decades. Researchers warn that this could mean more plastic waste polluting the...
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Disposable face masks, PPE contributing to worsening global plastic pollution problem, warn environmentalists

Disposable face masks, PPE contributing to worsening global plastic pollution problem, warn environmentalists

1 month ago   |   Natural News

The coronavirus pandemic has triggered a surge in the use of face masks, rubber gloves and personal protective equipment. Now, environmentalists are sounding the alarm over the...
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Fish are ingesting plastic at higher rates, new research warns

Fish are ingesting plastic at higher rates, new research warns

1 month ago   |   Natural News

Marine plastic pollution is a pervasive problem around the world. Now, new research shows that fish are eating plastic dinners at higher rates than before, including some...
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