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Make-up products containing tiny plastic microbeads to be banned by Govt

Make-up products containing tiny plastic microbeads to be banned by Govt | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Microscopic particles found in makeup will be banned by the Government because of concerns about their impact on the environment.
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This might be a small victory, but it should be celebrated nonetheless, as an important step forward

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Fish for dinner? Your seafood might come with a side of plastic

Fish for dinner? Your seafood might come with a side of plastic | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Fish are “stuffing themselves” on plastic, but scientists are still trying to figure out what effect that might have on those of us who eat seafood
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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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How your clothes are poisoning our oceans and food supply

How your clothes are poisoning our oceans and food supply | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
New studies show that alarming numbers of tiny fibers from synthetic clothing are making their way from your washing machine into aquatic animals
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New technology could help break down city’s plastic problem

New technology could help break down city’s plastic problem | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it
Investors say organic additive can dramatically cut biodegradation time
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Without knowing more it is unclear what this really means, until more details about how such technology works is released we continue to call for a reduction of plastic waste, and a more effective 'zero waste' management strategy rather than technological fixes.

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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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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 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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