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- American Honda Recalls Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Due to Fire and Burn Hazard (Recall Alert)
The muffler can overheat, causing the plastic heat shield to melt or catch fire, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Consumer Product Safety Commission. May 2015, 2018.
- Leading plastic surgeon slams Alex Perry's 'excessive' use of Botox and fillers
He's previously admitted to using fillers and Botox.
Daily Mail. Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018.
- Cher, 72, reveals the secret to her ageless appearance
The iconic singer, who turned 72 years old in May, has revealed her simple secret to looking eternally young, and it has nothing to do with plastic surgery.
Daily Mail. Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018.
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- Abandoned Newborn's Mother Faces Attempted Murder Charge
The mother of a newborn baby boy found abandoned inside a plastic bag at the bottom of a dumpster last month is behind bars, charged with attempted capital murder.
NBC. Monday, 16 Jul 2018.
- Rhode Island gov. to hold office hours at beach
Gov. Gina Raimondo will host office hours on Rhode Island's beaches and plans to sign an order aimed at reducing single-use plastics
CBS News. Monday, 16 Jul 2018.
- Synapse-specific plasticity governs the identity of overlapping memory traces
Each memory is stored in a specific population of neurons called engram cells. When a memory is linked with another to generate an associative memory, two memory traces overlap. ...
Science Daily. Friday, 13 Jul 2018.
- Paddleboarders highlight plastic pollution on Mallorca trip
Catherine Friend and Valerie Bisbal are the first people to circumnavigate Mallorca on paddleboards.
BBC News. Friday, 13 Jul 2018.
- Jamaica Introduces New Plastic Bottle Deposit and Refund Scheme
As per new scheme, customers will be charged a small fee when purchasing plastic bottles, which in turn will be refunded to them upon returning the used bottle for recycling.
ScrapMonster. Friday, 13 Jul 2018.
- Plastic straw bans won't save oceans, alarm disabled
The rush to clean up the oceans by deep-sixing plastic straws is swelling as big corporate fish like Starbucks jump aboard, even as skepticism builds over whether the campaign is more trouble than it's worth. ...
Washington Times. Thursday, 12 Jul 2018.
- 'Plastic Free July' Campaign Achieves Substantial Reduction in Plastic Footprint
Several business entities and government departments have announced various initiatives to reduce plastic footprint by curtailing the use of single-use plastics.
ScrapMonster. Thursday, 12 Jul 2018.
- Pennsylvania mom becomes community hero by feeding hungry children
Every weekday Nilsa Adorno sets up two plastic tables under a white tent outside of her home, she stacks boxes of pre-prepared lunches to ready herself for the afternoon rush; lunchtime on Fifth Street starts at noon.
Fox News. Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018.
- How An 8-Minute Video Convinced Starbucks To Ditch 1 Billion Plastic Straws
A sea turtle provided the emotional trigger to eliminate plastic waste.
Forbes. Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018.
- American Airlines to eliminate plastic straws from cabins, lounges
American Airlines on Tuesday said it plans to no longer offer plastic straws and stir sticks in its lounges and onboard its flights, amid a broader global push to abandon one-time use plastics.
Reuters. Tuesday, 10 Jul 2018.
- Videos, Celebrities And City Governments: How The Movement To Ban Plastic Straws Caught On So Fast
As bans go, the effort to outlaw plastic straws is moving at lightning speed, surprising even its proponents.
Forbes. Tuesday, 10 Jul 2018.
- 'Killjoys' remove England flag from Westbury White Horse
Red plastic was placed over the Westbury White Horse, briefly turning it into an England flag.
BBC News. Tuesday, 10 Jul 2018.
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