This Plastic news page includes news headlines, summaries, and article citations about plastics from diverse, English-language news sources around the world.
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- Ivory Coast is using plastic waste to build schools
The West African country has partnered with UNICEF to transform landfill waste into bricks for schools.
BBC News. Thursday, 23 Jan 2020.
- The drive to stop plastic pollution in new forests
Hundreds of thousands of plastic
tubes are used to protect saplings - but the industry wants to reduce their impact.
BBC News. Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020.
- There Is Plastic In Your Fish
There are more than 51 trillion microplastic particles in the sea, more than 500 times the number of stars in the Milky Way. We are starting to see them show up in our seafood.
Forbes. Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020.
- Woman charged after teen's body found in plastic bin inside South Philadelphia basement
The Philadelphia Sheriff's Office and Philadelphia police found the body of 18-year-old Erin Schweikert in the basement of a home on the 2100 block of Porter Street.
ABC News. Tuesday, 21 Jan 2020.
- Pink opens up about aging, says she 'just can't' alter her face with plastic surgery
Pink is opening up about getting older and revealing whether or not plastic
surgery is something she'd ever consider.
Fox News. Tuesday, 21 Jan 2020.
- Shipping containers filled with plastic waste are sent back to countries including Britain
Fed up with the relentless stream of waste being offloaded by nations such as Britain and the US, Malaysia's government today ordered 3,737 metric tonnes of trash be returned.
Daily Mail. Monday, 20 Jan 2020.
- Middle-class father pens a vivid prison diary giving an insight into the system
CHRIS ATKINS: My cell is about 6ft by 12ft. The mattresses on the bunk beds are made from heavy-duty blue plastic, designed for the easy cleaning of bodily fluids.
Daily Mail. Sunday, 19 Jan 2020.
- Boy, 4, swallows lollipop with plastic stick; undergoes invasive surgery
A 4-year-old Texas boy had to undergo invasive surgery after he accidentally swallowed a lollipop with a plastic
ABC News. Friday, 17 Jan 2020.
- Microplastics affect sand crabs' mortality and reproduction
Sand crabs, a key species in beach ecosystems, were found to have increased adult mortality and decreased reproductive success when exposed to plastic
microfibers, according to a new study.
Science Daily. Friday, 17 Jan 2020.
- BPA activates immune response in mice that passes down through generations
food and beverage containers still contain bisphenol A (BPA), which can mimic the hormone estrogen. ...
Science Daily. Wednesday, 15 Jan 2020.
- Scientists Assemble Frog Stem Cells Into First 'Living Machines'
The so-called 'xenobots' could replace traditional metal or plastic
robots without polluting the planet, but they raise ethical questions
Smithsonian. Monday, 13 Jan 2020.
- Packaging Demand to Buoy Paper & Related Products Industry
The Paper and Related Products industry is poised to grow on packaging demand, aided by preferences over plastic
packaging, as well as the e-commerce boom.
Zacks. Friday, 10 Jan 2020.
- Connecticut mom 'feels ugly and unattractive' after plastic surgeries left her with lumpy lips, misshapen nose
She said she was driven to plastic
surgery after years of torment about her looks as a child.
Fox News. Thursday, 9 Jan 2020.
- Eradicating single-use plastics a key trend that will shape sustainable tourism in 2020, says GlobalData
Sustainability is a megatrend in tourism due to the negative environmental, social and economic impacts the industry creates on a global scale. ...
Hsyndicate. Tuesday, 7 Jan 2020.
- More fibrous microplastics in London air than Dongguan, study finds
UK researchers have found that microplastics, including those from textiles, are present in the air in London at higher abundances than any other major city, including Dongguan, China.
Just Style. Monday, 6 Jan 2020.
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