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Harmful bacteria found in common ocean plastics
A study concentrated on the northwestern Mediterranean Sea found harmful bacteria on plastic microfibers, a common ocean pollutant.
Negotiators take first steps toward plastic pollution treaty
More than 2,000 experts wrapped up a week of negotiations on plastic pollution Friday, at one of the largest global gatherings ever to address what even industry leaders in plastics say is a crisis.
Plastic never dies: the museum of vintage waste on the beach – in pictures
The Archeoplastica project exhibits more than 200 artifacts found on beaches, from retro toys to decades-old detergent bottles. As countries gather to begin to negotiate an international plastics treaty, the collection highlights the disturbing fact that plastic pollution does not perish.
EU sets out plan to cut back packaging waste
New rules spell the end of throwaway coffee cups and condiment packets, prompting backlash from industry.
Dhaka’s ailing sewage system threatens human and environmental health
Most bodies of water in and around Dhaka have become toxic as a result of the city’s inefficient sewage system.
Steam generator glitch in Shell’s chemical plant returns orange glow to Beaver County sky
A malfunction at Shell’s petrochemical plant in Beaver County once again lit the sky orange on Monday evening in the first incident since the company announced the start of commercial operations two weeks ago.