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'Punch in the gut' as scientists find micro plastic in Arctic ice - Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Tiny pieces of plastic have been found in ice cores drilled in the Arctic by a U.S.-led team of scientists, underscoring the threat the…
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10 days ago by asaltydog
Britain’s lead in ‘biodegradable plastic’ stymied by Brussels
The EU has been accused of suppressing a scientific study which may have given a major boost to British entrepreneurs who claim to have invented biodegradable…
newspaper  articles  pollution  environment  biodegradable  plastics  misleading  statistics  europe  telegraph 
8 weeks ago by asaltydog
Lost at Sea: Where Is All the Plastic? | Science
Millions of metric tons of plastic are produced annually. Countless large items of plastic debris are accumulating in marine habitats worldwide and may persist for centuries.

Here we show that microscopic plastic fragments and fibers are also widespread in the oceans and have accumulated in the pelagic zone and sedimentary habitats. The fragments appear to have resulted from degradation of larger items. Plastics of this size are ingested by marine organisms, but the environmental consequences of this contamination are still unknown.
publishing  oceanography  marine  coastal  biology  pollution  environment  biodegradable  plastics  journal  research 
8 weeks ago by asaltydog
Paper Straws, Red & White Straws, Pack of 25, Drinking Straws, Birthday Party Straws, Biodegradeable, Plastic Free, Eco Friendly — Born-eco
Britain uses around 8.5 billion plastic straws a year, and America uses over 500 million a day! Why not make the Eco friendly…
shopping  biodegradable  materials  paper  straws  children  events 
11 weeks ago by asaltydog
Lay Filaments – Home
Kai Parthy, Inventor, Lay Filaments, Laywood
3D-print  filament  biodegradable  mycelium  buy 
may 2019 by ilijusin
Biodegradable bags can hold a full load of shopping after 3 years in the environment
However, the biodegradable, oxo-biodegradable and conventional plastic formulations remained functional as carrier bags after being in the soil or the marine environment for over three years.
science  biodegradable  environment 
april 2019 by emkay
Twitter
RT : Hey come on , what’s with the wrapper? Some veg comes in ideal natural packaging - peas, br…
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february 2019 by kabads
Beer brand douses Brazilian carnival-goers in biodegradable glitter
 Local beer company Skol set up the Skol Station – its standout feature being a glitter ‘shower’ – during the multi-day São Paulo street carnival in Brazil. The free brand activation center let attendees immerse themselves in biodegradable glitter, which doesn’t pollute the environment.
beer  skol  biodegradable  glitter  TheLastStraw  trends2019 
december 2018 by apolaine

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