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Tim Radford: Waste plastic can find a useful new life

Swedish scientists say they have found a way to recycle plastic perfectly: their new process can turn any waste plastic back into new plastic of identical quality – and recover all of it.

November 4, 2019 · 1 Comment

Andrew J. Bacevich: The Great Reckoning

From our present vantage point, it seems clear that, by 2019, the United States had passed a point of no return. In retrospect, this was the moment when indications of things gone fundamentally awry should have become unmistakable

July 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Dr. Michael Greger: How Plastics Can Affect Your Love Life

Most of the attention on phthalates, a group of hormone-disrupting chemicals found in PVC plastics, has been focused on fetal and child health, particularly regarding genital and behavioral development. Recent data have shown, … Continue reading

February 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Tim Radford: Plastic particles now infest the Arctic

 The research vessel Polastern in the central Arctic Ocean. Image: © Alfred-Wegener-Institut/Ruediger Stein . Tiny plastic particles have been found in every sample collected of Arctic sea ice. But the … Continue reading

May 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: How Plastic Microbeads Are Causing Big Problems

. Have you noticed that your facial scrub, toothpaste, or body wash has tiny colored beads in it? Those are microbeads, and they are made from polyethylene and polypropylene. A … Continue reading

May 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

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