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Scientists tested makeup across the US and Canada for harmful chemicals - they found that over 75% of products tested contained PFAS, which are "forever chemicals".
A team of researchers at Washington State University have found a way to turn 90% of plastic waste into jet fuel within the space of an hour.
Research Professor Ali Harlin urges us to reconsider our plastic use and illustrates how the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is aiming to halve the environmental impact of plastics.
Scientists have discovered microplastics in the largest European ice cap - which can influence the way that glaciers melt and behave, impacting rising sea levels.
RECOVER is a high impact project for the improvement of the bio-economy of bio-based food industries within Europe through innovation.
Gavin Ellis, Director and Co-Founder of Hubbub, discusses how digital solutions can be used to help households reduce their carbon footprint and save money.
Funded by the BBI JU programme within the EU’s Horizon 2020 initiative, the Usable Packaging project seeks to dramatically reduce the use of environmentally harmful fossil fuel-based packaging by developing high-performance bio-alternatives.
UKRI has opened up a new £16 million funding competition for projects to develop sustainable solutions to plastic packaging challenges.
Researchers have found that the Ganges River could be for depositing three billion microplastic particles into the Bay of Bengal daily - impacting 655 million people.
They found that electrolytic treatment of wastewater can literally eliminate microplastics - other methods simply separate microplastics from water, creating the problem of unwanted leftovers.
The global plastic waste situation will receive an investment of £20 million from UKRI - research partnerships will begin with 11 countries.
Jennifer Perr, Sustainability Director at Hi-Cone explains how the EU Green Deal can impact the packaging industry and transform plastic use for a more sustainable future.
The scientists who re-engineered the plastic-eating enzyme, PETase, have now created an enzyme partnership which can digest plastic up to six times faster.
The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a huge surge in plastic pollution, adding to an already worrying plastic waste problem that is threatening all marine life.
Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group, discusses the potential implications of microplastics in human health and biodiversity.
Jennifer De France from the World Health Organization walks us through what we need to know about microplastics in drinking- water.
The question of whether microplastics in the Pantanal, South America, are a threat to humans is explored here in detail by Pierre Girard, PhD.1, 2, Érika de Faria, PhD (in progress)2, and Andressa C. Moreschi PhD (in progress)2.
Policy intervention needed as scientists discover the highest levels of microplastic on the seafloor via an international project tracking the 'missing' 99% of ocean plastics.
New research has unveiled the quantity of microplastics in water that are consumed by humans on a monthly basis.
Pamela J. Lein, PhD, Professor at the University of California, Davis, sheds light on the plastic crisis and explains what the big deal is with microplastics.
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