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Material of a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organic solids

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Joseph Winters
September 16, 2021
A new bill will stop the plastic industry from putting the "chasing arrows" symbol on plastic that can't be recycled.
August 31, 2021
International Business Times UK
Plastic debris causes the deaths of more than a million seabirds every year, as well as more than 100,000 marine mammals, from otters to whales.
Lucia Binding
August 2, 2021
Sky News
Researchers found plastic in the stomachs of small juvenile turtles along both the east (Pacific) and west (Indian Ocean) coasts of Australia.
Science X staff
August 2, 2021
Plastic pollution creates an "evolutionary trap" for young sea turtles, new research shows.
Nick McLaren
July 15, 2021
With lockdown driving us to use restaurant home delivery, what's happening to all those plastic takeaway containers? Don't kid yourself they're all being recycled.
Eva Botkin-Kowacki
July 7, 2021
Plastics are everywhere. They're in our water, in our food, and even in the air we breathe. They show up in remote glaciers and deep in the ocean.
Science X staff
July 1, 2021
Current rates of plastic emissions globally may trigger effects that we will not be able to reverse, argues a new study by researchers from Sweden, Norway and Germany published on July 2nd in Science. According to the authors, plastic pollution is a global threat, and actions to drastically reduce emissions of plastic to the environment are "the rational policy response".
By Helen Briggs
June 11, 2021
BBC News
Single-use plastic from take-out food is a big source of pollution in oceans and rivers, scientists say.
Helen Briggs - BBC Environment correspondent
June 11, 2021
Single-use plastic from take-out food is a big source of pollution in oceans and rivers, scientists say.
Research and Markets
June 8, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- The "Global Disposable Cups Market By Product (Foam, Plastic and Paper), By End Use (Commercial, Institutional and Household), By Regional...
Research and Markets
June 7, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- The "Medical Implants Sterile Packaging Market Size, Market Share, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players,...
June 2, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- AlloSource®, one of the largest allograft providers in the U.S., creating innovative cellular and tissue products to help surgeons heal their...
Science X staff
May 28, 2021
Plastic pollution has been found in seawater, on beaches and inside marine animals at the Galapagos Islands.
Science X staff
May 4, 2021
A new focus article in the May issue of Geology summarizes research on plastic waste in marine and sedimentary environments. Authors I.A. Kane of the Univ. of Manchester and A. Fildani of the Deep Time Institute write that "Environmental pollution caused by uncontrolled human activity is occurring on a vast and unprecedented scale around the globe. Of the diverse forms of anthropogenic pollution, the release of plastic into nature, and particularly the oceans, is one of the most recent and visible effects."
Allison Cobb
April 22, 2021
Take a deep breath, drink a glass of water, eat a snack. If you do any of these things, it's likely that you are also inhaling and ingesting tiny particles of plastic, as much as a credit card's weight each week. Plastic pollution is everywhere, including in our bodies.
Condé Nast
April 13, 2021
At any given time, 1,100 tons of microplastic are floating over the western US. New modeling shows the surprising sources of the nefarious pollutant.
Ryan Morrison
March 30, 2021
Mail Online
Researchers have called for a major concerted effort among scientists and governments to understand the pervasive effects of plastic particles on soils and ecosystems.
Dave Roos
March 13, 2021
The experts have seen people trying to recycle bowling balls and curling irons. They call it 'wishful recycling'. But paper and plastic items can be problematic too.
Ibrahim Sawal
February 25, 2021
New Scientist
Plastic bottles with a capacity of 2.3 litres contain the most liquid for the lowest packaging weight and could reduce plastic waste by thousands of tonnes per year
February 24, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- According to the new market research report "Blister Packaging Market by Material (Paper & Paperboard, Plastic, Aluminum), Type (Carded,...
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