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- Kristal and her students are fighting to eradicate ocean plastic
Kristal Ambrose set up the Bahamas Plastic
Movement in 2013 in a bid to reduce pollution.
BBC News. Thursday, 28 Jan 2021.
- Images show gull struggling to fly with plastic bag wrapped around feet and body over nature reserve
The distressing images were captured by photographer Gray Eaton while he was walking at Parkgate nature reserve by the River Dee in Cheshire and show the gull wrapped in the bag.
Daily Mail. Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021.
- Flaming Lips Use of Plastic Bubbles at Concerts Leave Covid-19 Experts Unsure
Medical professionals questioned how well the individual plastic
bubbles protected band members and concertgoers from the coronavirus.
New York Times. Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021.
- Highly specific synaptic plasticity in addiction
Addiction, or substance use disorder (SUD), is a complex neurological condition that includes drug-seeking behavior among other cognitive, emotional and behavioral features. ...
Science Daily. Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021.
- Dramatic increase in microplastics in seagrass soil since the 1970s
Large-scale production of vegetables and fruit in Spain with intensive plastic
consumption in its greenhouse industry is believed to have leaked microplastic contaminants since the 1970s into the surrounding Mediterranean seagrass beds. ...
Science Daily. Monday, 25 Jan 2021.
- Shops sold 2.5 BILLION bottles of water in 2019 as tide of plastic shows no sign of slowing down
A report by Greenpeace UK and the Environmental Investigation Agency found the ten biggest supermarkets sold 2.5billion plastic
bottles of water in 2019. Tesco was the biggest seller.
Daily Mail. Monday, 25 Jan 2021.
- Why Are There Tabs on the Sides of Aluminum Foil Boxes?
Boxes of aluminum foil and plastic
wrap come with hidden tabs on the sides that make using them a lot easier.
Mental Floss. Saturday, 23 Jan 2021.
- Business Reporter BrandVoice: A Natural Ally In The Fight Against Plastic Pollution [Video]
The contamination of our planet, particularly our oceans, has become a global catastrophe.
Forbes. Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021.
- Jonathan Peter Brooks: Doctor charged over plastic surgeon attack
Jonathan Brooks is charged with the attempted murder of Graeme Perks, who was attacked in his home.
BBC News. Monday, 18 Jan 2021.
- Covid-19 Plastic Waste: U.K. Hospitals Are Recycling Disposable PPE
The Covid-19 pandemic has created a mountain of plastic
waste, as healthcare workers don new personal protective equipment every day in the fight against the disease.
Forbes. Monday, 18 Jan 2021.
- Select pepperoni Hot Pockets recalled over complaints of glass, plastic in product
Nestle Prepared Foods is calling back more than 762,000 pounds of pepperoni Hot Pockets after consumers complained of finding pieces of glass or plastic
in the product.
Fox News. Monday, 18 Jan 2021.
- Doctor charged with attempted murder as plastic surgeon fights for life
surgeon has been charged with attempted murder after a fellow doctor was left in hospital fighting for his life.
Sky News. Monday, 18 Jan 2021.
- Pepperoni Hot Pockets recalled, may contain pieces of glass and plastic
The frozen stuffed sandwiches are being recalled because they "may be contaminated with extraneous materials," the USDA said.
CBS News. Saturday, 16 Jan 2021.
- This Seagrass Traps Marine Plastic
Researchers find the Mediterranean species of seagrass collects plastics
in fibrous balls that form from its fallen leaves
Smithsonian. Friday, 15 Jan 2021.
- KBR Collaborates With Mura Technology for Plastic Recycling
KBR Teams Up with Mura Technology to offer Cat-HTR technology in order to recycle advanced plastics.
Zacks. Friday, 15 Jan 2021.
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