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How Many Times Can Plastic Be Recycled?

Written by on June 1, 2021 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
How Many Times Can Plastic Be Recycled?

Plastic can be recycled one to 10 times, depending on the type, although most can be recycled only once. The seven types of plastic vary in their recycling potential. #plastic #recycling

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Microplastic Pollution is Escalating Around the World, Study Suggests

Written by on May 14, 2021 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Microplastic Pollution is Escalating Around the World, Study Suggests

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, according to researchers from Cornell University and Utah State University who teamed up for the study. #microplastics #plasticpollution #microplasticpollution

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We Can’t ‘Burn, Bury or Recycle’ Ourselves Out of the Plastics Crisis

Written by on April 26, 2021 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
We Can’t ‘Burn, Bury or Recycle’ Ourselves Out of the Plastics Crisis

A new video by the Story of Stuff Project sheds light on the misconceptions around plastics, pollution, and recycling. #stopusingpalstic

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Masks Are a Ticking Time Bomb

Written by on April 8, 2021 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases, Health with 0 Comments
Masks Are a Ticking Time Bomb

The planet may be facing a new plastic crisis, similar to the one brought on by bottled water, but this time involving discarded face masks. “Mass masking” continues to be recommended by most public health groups during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite research showing masks do not significantly reduce the incidence of infection. #masksaredangerous

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Activists Demand Bolder Efforts to Address Pollution After Scientists Find Microplastics in Human Organs

Written by on August 18, 2020 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Activists Demand Bolder Efforts to Address Pollution After Scientists Find Microplastics in Human Organs

Bolstering activists’ demands to reduce plastic pollution worldwide, Arizona State University scientists on Monday presented their research on finding micro- and nanoplastics in human organs to the American Chemical Society. #plasticpollution

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How Do We Stop Our Dangerous Addiction to Plastic?

Written by on November 6, 2019 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
How Do We Stop Our Dangerous Addiction to Plastic?

As the harms of BPA have become more widely known, many companies have started replacing it with other chemicals. However, these replacement chemicals also have no safety record, and as time goes on, we’re finding they’re just as hazardous as BPA. #stopplasticpollution

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New Report Details How Giants Like Coca-Cola Are Trashing the Planet With Plastics While Pushing ‘False Solutions’

Written by on October 24, 2019 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
New Report Details How Giants Like Coca-Cola Are Trashing the Planet With Plastics While Pushing ‘False Solutions’

A new report out Wednesday from a global environmental coalition named the corporate giants responsible for the most global plastic pollution in a recent tally—with Coca Cola and Nestlé topping the list #plasticpollution

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