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Scientists find microplastics in largest European ice cap
Scientists have discovered microplastics in the largest European ice cap - which can influence the way that glaciers melt and behave, impacting rising sea levels.
Digital solutions to reduce household carbon footprint
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.
Usable Packaging project: Launching a revolution in bioplastics
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.
Plastic packaging projects receive £16 million from UKRI
UKRI has opened up a new £16 million funding competition for projects to develop sustainable solutions to plastic packaging challenges.
Every day, three billion microplastic particles enter the Bay of Bengal
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.
Scientists find new way to eliminate microplastics from water
They found that electrolytic treatment of wastewater can literally eliminate microplastics - other methods simply separate microplastics from water, creating the problem of unwanted leftovers.
UKRI funds £20 million to address global plastic waste problem
The global plastic waste situation will receive an investment of £20 million from UKRI - research partnerships will begin with 11 countries.
EU Green Deal: Creating a circular economy for plastics
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.
Is a plastic-eating enzyme the solution to our plastic problem?
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.
COVID-19 is exacerbating an already worrying plastic pollution problem
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.
Potential implications of microplastics in human health and biodiversity
Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group, discusses the potential implications of microplastics in human health and biodiversity.
WHO report on microplastics in drinking-water
Jennifer De France from the World Health Organization walks us through what we need to know about microplastics in drinking- water.
Are microplastics in the Pantanal a threat to humans?
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.
Scientists find 1.9 million pieces of microplastic on seafloor
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.
Microplastics in water: How much are we drinking in a month?
New research has unveiled the quantity of microplastics in water that are consumed by humans on a monthly basis.
The plastic crisis: What’s the big deal with microplastics?
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.
Asking the question: Are Microplastics a Macro Problem?
Pamela J. Lein, PhD, Professor at the University of California, Davis, discusses the issue around microplastics and what we actually know.
Five small steps for a more sustainable 2020
Here, we cut through the confusion to discuss how you can realistically change your life to live a more sustainable 2020.
Growing health concerns: Are BPA-free products safer?
BPA (Bisphenol A), a high production volume chemical in plastics and resin, is being linked to health concerns - here Professor Lein discusses.
Research on effects of microplastics needed, says WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) calls for a further assessment on the effects of microplastics, following new research related to microplastics in drinking-water.