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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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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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Mercury-Laden Sea Lion Carcasses Threaten California's Coastal Condors

Mercury-Laden Sea Lion Carcasses Threaten California's Coastal Condors | Zero Waste Europe | Scoop.it

The new findings put a wrench in conservation of one of the world's rarest birds
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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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