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Rivers Flowing Into the Great Lakes Are Teeming with Microplastic Pollution

Rivers Flowing Into the Great Lakes Are Teeming with Microplastic Pollution | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The minute plastics are in the food chain, and they’re increasingly shown to harm the health of marine animals.
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Plastic hurting Canada’s loons, ducks and geese — Environmental Health News

Plastic hurting Canada’s loons, ducks and geese — Environmental Health News | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Study: One in 10 Canadian freshwater birds are polluted with plastic, which can block up their digestion and load them with contaminants
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Canada declares microbeads toxic

Canada declares microbeads toxic | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
LAKE HURON—Last week the federal government moved to list microbeads as a toxic substance under the Environmental Protection Act, thus giving the government power to ban the use of the microplastics (plastics smaller than five millimetres in size) in items such as body washes, cleansers and toothpastes.
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UK closer to banning cosmetic microbeads that clog up its seas

UK closer to banning cosmetic microbeads that clog up its seas | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Tiny plastic particles from our washing products end up in seas and are ingested by marine organisms. The UK is about to decide whether to ban the beads
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Microplastics killing fish before they reach reproductive age, study finds

Microplastics killing fish before they reach reproductive age, study finds | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Tiny particles of plastic litter in oceans causing deaths, stunted growth and altering behaviour of some fish that feed on them, research shows
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Microplastic litter surging globally: study | The Japan Times

Microplastic litter surging globally: study | The Japan Times | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The accumulation of plastic waste fragments in sea sediment has sharply increased around the world in the 21st century, according to a recent study on micr
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Scientists call for better plastics design to protect marine life

Scientists call for better plastics design to protect marine life | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Improved materials would encourage recycling and prevent single-use containers from entering the oceans and breaking into small pieces
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UK could finally ban polluting microbeads from cosmetics, following US’s lead | Resource Magazine

UK could finally ban polluting microbeads from cosmetics, following US’s lead | Resource Magazine | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The UK government looks set to finally take action on the polluting microbeads that are damaging our marine environment.
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Study: Plastic waste pervasive in Mobile Bay, Gulf of Mexico shorelines

Study: Plastic waste pervasive in Mobile Bay, Gulf of Mexico shorelines | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A growing global problem, "microplastic" contamination also is pervasive on the shorelines of Mobile Bay and the northern Gulf of Mexico, according to a newly published study conducted by scientists from the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and the University of South Alabama.
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