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- Cancer cells are quick-change artists adapting to their environment
New research shows that cancer cells of glioblastomas -- conspicuously aggressive solid brain tumors -- manifest developmental plasticity and their phenotypic characteristics are less constrained than believed.
Science Daily. Friday, 24 May 2019.
- Major UK festivals to go plastic-free
Reading and Leeds, Wireless, Latitude and Download will all ban single-use plastics by 2021.
BBC News. Friday, 24 May 2019.
- Oomph Launches Plastic-free Hotel Key Card
UK company Oomph has launched a plastic-free hotel keycard for the sustainable hotelier, made entirely from wood fibre. ...
Hsyndicate. Thursday, 23 May 2019.
- Thermoplastic producer showcases new furniture cover in Cologne
Alfatherm, a European producer of thermoplastic films for the furniture industry, is showcasing Serica at the Interzum 2019 exhibition in Cologne, May 21-24. ...
Furniture Today. Thursday, 23 May 2019.
- Plastics maker investing $9.5M in Mississippi, hiring 50
SARDIS, Miss. (AP) - A plastics maker is expanding in north Mississippi, investing $9.5 million and hiring 50 workers over four years. ...
Washington Times. Thursday, 23 May 2019.
- Tackling the world's single-use plastic problem
Tackling the world's single-use plastic problem.
BBC News. Wednesday, 22 May 2019.
- England will ban plastic stirrers, straws and cotton swabs from April 2020
Plastic pollution and its impact on the environment is a big problem worldwide.
CNBC. Wednesday, 22 May 2019.
- Dead sperm whale had plastic in its stomach, Greenpeace says
The whale was about 6 years old, according to Greenpeace Italy.
ABC News. Tuesday, 21 May 2019.
- Plastic water bottles spotted in "Game of Thrones" finale
These errors had nothing to do with the plot
CBS News. Monday, 20 May 2019.
- Purely Elizabeth granola may contain glass, plastic or rocks
Maker says some breakfast and snack products sold nationwide may contain foreign matter like rocks, glass or plastic
CBS News. Monday, 20 May 2019.
- Game of Thrones season 8 finale left plastic water bottles in shot - CNET
Episode 4 had a coffee cup, the season finale had a rogue water bottle.
CNET. Monday, 20 May 2019.
- China's ban on scrap imports a boon to US recycling plants
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The halt on China's imports of wastepaper and plastic that has disrupted U.S. recycling programs has also spurred investment in American plants that process recyclables. ...
Washington Times. Saturday, 18 May 2019.
- Deep Sea Explorer Finds Life and Garbage in the Mariana Trench
The Mariana Trench, at 11,000 meters, is the deepest part of Earth. But even at these depths, 11 kilometers below the ocean surface, one explorer found both new species and leftover plastic that we throw away. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.
Voice of America. Saturday, 18 May 2019.
- Polymers jump through hoops on pathway to sustainable materials
Recyclable plastics that contain ring-shaped polymers may be a key to developing sustainable synthetic materials. ...
Science Daily. Friday, 17 May 2019.
- Australia's lush tropical islands are being suffocated by 414 million pieces of plastic
Once famed for their unspoilt beauty, the Cocos Islands off the coast of Australia were an important stop on the biologist's Beagle voyage in 1836.
Daily Mail. Friday, 17 May 2019.
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