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Tag: Plastic Pollution

Turning plastic trash into high-quality liquid products

Turning plastic trash into high-quality liquid products

Researchers have developed a new catalyst that can cleave plastic’s strong carbon-carbon, converting it into higher value products.

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The biggest source of microplastics in California coastal waters? Car tires

The biggest source of microplastics in California coastal waters? Car tires

According to a study from the San Francisco Bay Microplastics Project, the biggest source of microplastic pollution in California’s coastal waters may come from car tires.

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Ocean cleanup device successfully collects plastic for first time

Ocean cleanup device successfully collects plastic for first time

A huge floating device designed by Dutch scientists to clean up an island of rubbish in the Pacific Ocean that is three times the size of France has successfully picked up plastic from the high seas for the first time.

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Microplastics in the Great Lakes: Becoming benthic

Microplastics in the Great Lakes: Becoming benthic

From the Great Pacific garbage patch to inland rivers, plastics are among the most widespread contaminants on Earth. Microplastics — particles of plastic smaller than five millimeters — are especially pervasive. As they build up in Earth’s waters, microplastics are also becoming a permanent part of the planet’s sedimentary layers.

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California lawmakers fail to pass sweeping plastic pollution plan

California lawmakers fail to pass sweeping plastic pollution plan

In a setback for environmental groups, California lawmakers early Saturday morning ended the 2019 legislative session without passing two bills that would have been the most ambitious effort in the nation to reduce the massive amounts of plastic pollution that are washing into oceans, rivers and lakes around the world.

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Ocean trash is building up. This artist reveals what’s out there.

Ocean trash is building up. This artist reveals what’s out there.

Barry Rosenthal started collecting plastic garbage on a New York shoreline. His photographs reveal the variety of water-borne trash.

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Four billion particles of microplastics discovered in major body of water

Four billion particles of microplastics discovered in major body of water

While collecting water samples and plankton, researchers discovered a high concentration of microplastics, which are known to disrupt the marine food chain.

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It’s raining plastic: microscopic fibers fall from the sky in Rocky Mountains

It’s raining plastic: microscopic fibers fall from the sky in Rocky Mountains

Discovery raises new questions about the amount of plastic waste permeating the air, water, and soil virtually everywhere on Earth

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Disposable plastic water bottles banned from San Francisco airport

Disposable plastic water bottles banned from San Francisco airport

In an effort to make SFO more environmentally friendly, the airport is adding plastic water bottles to its list of restricted food service items starting August 20. The airport, just south of San Francisco, set a goal three years ago of becoming the world’s first zero-waste airport by 2021.

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