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IMAGE: Plastic bag in the ocean view more  Credit: Making Oceans Plastic Free Clean-up devices that collect waste from the ocean surface won’t solve the plastic pollution problem, a new study shows. Researchers compared estimates of current and future plastic waste with the ability of floating clean-up devices to collect it – and found the impact …

Thermosets, which include epoxies, polyurethanes, and rubber used for tires, are found in many products that have to be durable and heat-resistant, such as cars or electrical appliances. One drawback to these materials is that they typically cannot be easily recycled or broken down after use, because the chemical bonds holding them together are …

Griffith University researchers have pioneered a revolutionary new technology with multiple applications – fast-tracking disease diagnosis, such as COVID-19, reducing plastic waste and for use in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. Published in AIP Advances, the technology encapsulates tiny droplets with a diameter smaller than a hair strand. These microcapsules for the storage and delivery …

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 …