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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Plastic litters Lake Erie beaches: bottles, cigar tips, straws and bits of boldly colored microplastic that used to be who knows what. But the mass of plastic on the surface is a sliver of the true size of plastic pollution in the lake. A new Rochester Institute of Technology study used 3D …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A model of a whale shark made of plastic bottles in Rizhao Ocean Park in China Hosepipes inside a sperm whale, plastic banana bags eaten by green turtles and a shotgun cartridge inside a True’s beaked whale. Just some of the examples of plastic found inside wildlife that have …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The lake is said to have once contained King Arthur’s sword Excalibur – but now harbours plastic The discovery of microplastic pollution near the top of the highest mountain in Wales is a “scary wake-up call”, environmentalists have said. Traces of plastic have been found in samples collected from …

Plastic pollution is a serious threat to the world and alternatives are the need of the hour. Many environmentalists are looking at sustainable alternatives that do not harm the environment.  From biodegradable sanitary pads to steel straws, many innovations have been made to address this global issue.  Tenith Adithyaa (image: Edex Live) Tenith Adithyaa, a …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A seagull struggles to take flight while covered by a plastic bag Plastic pollution can build up in the bodies of seabirds, adding to the threats they face in the wild, according to a new study. Researchers fed plastic pellets to nesting chicks to look at the direct effects …

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Plastic waste often ends up in developing countries Exporting polluting plastic waste to developing countries will be banned or restricted under a new law. The rule presented to the UK Parliament is aimed at protecting poorer nations against becoming the dumping ground for unwanted rubbish. The latest trade data shows …

CHICAGO, Dec. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Skin tightening, fat reduction, and muscle toning are three essentials for body contouring, with cellulite reduction an added benefit. Recently introduced to the lineup of shaping and toning procedures at Iteld Plastic Surgery in Chicago, BODYtite—otherwise known as radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis—is designed to address excess fat and skin. While …

Big makers and users of plastic packaging are betting on a recycling technology that has failed for decades to take off, as a public backlash and new rules push them to find ways to cut waste and greenhouse-gas emissions tied to plastic. Plastic makers like BP PLC and Dow Inc., and packaging users like Coca-Cola …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Artificial pitches are popular due to games not having to be cancelled after weeks of wet weather Wales could lead the way in reducing plastic pollution by tightening rules on artificial sports pitches, environmentalists have said. Rubber crumb made from car tyres is used on many 3G pitches and …

Harsh Vardhan saids the technology can also convert petrol and other petroleum products. New Delhi:  Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan said on Friday that a CSIR lab has developed technology by which plastic waste can be converted into diesel and the process can be scaled up. The minister told the Lok Sabha …