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Microbead toxins could permeate human tissue, say experts

Microbead toxins could permeate human tissue, say experts | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The Daily Mail launched its ‘Ban the Beads’ campaign amid growing evidence of the damage they cause to the environment. Now experts think they could enter the food chain through fish.
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Bottles, bags, ropes and toothbrushes: the struggle to track ocean plastics

Bottles, bags, ropes and toothbrushes: the struggle to track ocean plastics | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Scientists know that there is a colossal amount of plastic in the oceans. But they don’t know where it all is, what it looks like or what damage it does.
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Island of trash: giant rubbish tip at Wailingding Island is a Hong Kong environmental ‘disaster waiting to happen’

Island of trash: giant rubbish tip at Wailingding Island is a Hong Kong environmental ‘disaster waiting to happen’ | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Some blame the rubbish pile , only a short distance from Hong Kong, for the city’s polluted beaches
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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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8 maps show plastic’s impact on the world’s oceans — and what’s being done about it

8 maps show plastic’s impact on the world’s oceans — and what’s being done about it | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
The world’s oceans are awash in plastic pollution, and as these maps and charts show, the situation is poised to worsen unless drastic changes take place.
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What these maps don't show is who profits from plastic pollution, and it is largely western corporations.

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Microbeads are leaching toxic chemicals into fish, sparking public health fears

Microbeads are leaching toxic chemicals into fish, sparking public health fears | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
A new study shows that microbeads are transferring toxic chemicals into fish that could be ending up on our plates.
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