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5Gyres. By signing this petition I support local, state and national bans on microplastics and/or plastic microbeads...

5Gyres. By signing this petition I support local, state and national bans on microplastics and/or plastic microbeads... | Plastic Recycling | Scoop.it

By signing this petition I support local, state and national bans on microplastics and/or plastic microbeads in personal care products, cosmetics, food additives (human and agricultural), and all consumer products wherever they are used as additive that can enter our environment.


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Plastic litter can pass on pollutants and chemical additives to marine wildlife (Constantine Alexander's blog)

Plastic litter can pass on pollutants and chemical additives to marine wildlife (Constantine Alexander's blog) | Plastic Recycling | Scoop.it
Photo credit: Chris Jordan (CC) By Science for Environment Policy New research has provided the first conclusive evidence that microplastics ingested by marine wildlife can transfer toxic pollutants to their tissues. The researchers studied lugworms fed on PVC particles contaminated with either widespread marine pollutants or plastic additives and found...

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Additives set to improve plastic electronics production - New Electronics

Additives set to improve plastic electronics production - New Electronics | Plastic Recycling | Scoop.it
Additives set to improve plastic electronics production
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We have shown that printed electronics can be fabricated more reliably using this strategy.

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Arkema, Omya sign pan European distribution agreement

Arkema, Omya sign pan European distribution agreement | Plastic Recycling | Scoop.it
Arkema, Omya have entered into an exclusive pan-European distribution agreement Omya will market Arkema’s Plastic Additives range for various polymer markets

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Biologists record increasing amounts of plastic litter in the Arctic deep sea

Biologists record increasing amounts of plastic litter in the Arctic deep sea | Plastic Recycling | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Biologists record increasing amounts of plastic litter in the Arctic deep sea: studies confirm that twice as much marine debris is lying on the seabed today compared to ten years ago...

 

The main victims of the increasing contamination of the seafloor are the deep-sea inhabitants. "Almost 70 percent of the plastic litter that we recorded had come into some kind of contact with deep-sea organisms. For example we found plastic bags entangled in sponges, sea anemones settling on pieces of plastic or rope, cardboard and a beer bottle colonised by sea lilies," Melanie Bergmann says.

 

When sponges or other suspension feeders come into contact with plastic, this may cause injuries to the surface of their body. The consequence: the inhabitants of the sea bed are able to absorb fewer food particles, grow more slowly as a result, and probably reproduce less often. Breathing could also be impaired. Furthermore, plastic always contains chemical additives, which have various toxic effects.

 

"Other studies have also revealed that plastic bags that sink to the seafloor can alter the gas exchange processes in this area. The sediment below then becomes a low oxygen zone, in which only few organisms survive," Melanie Bergmann says. On the other hand, other animals use the waste as hard substratum to settle on. "This allows colonisation by species that previously would have found hardly any suitable substratum. This means that the waste could change the deep-sea composition of species and therefore biodiversity in the long-term," the researcher adds.

 


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RiseEarth : Dentists Warn About Toothpaste That Contains Plastic Microbeads

RiseEarth : Dentists Warn About Toothpaste That Contains Plastic Microbeads | Plastic Recycling | Scoop.it
Dentists Warn About Toothpaste That Contains Plastic Microbeads | RiseEarth http://t.co/kh69goEGqG tip for your mouth#beware of additives
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Economy reduces plastics recycling in 2013, call for more source sorting | WastePlan

Economy reduces plastics recycling in 2013, call for more source sorting | WastePlan | Plastic Recycling | Scoop.it
Plastics SA has just released the nation's latest plastic recycling results for the year 2013 - 280,000 tons of plastic (20.0% of all plastics manufactured in South Africa) were diverted from landfill and recycled during 2013.
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Chandler vice mayor: Recycle; it'll save you money - azcentral.com

Chandler vice mayor: Recycle; it'll save you money - azcentral.com | Plastic Recycling | Scoop.it
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This past year, as a result of Chandler's curbside collection and Recycling-Solid Waste Collection Center activity, nearly 42.5 million pounds of materials were recycled.
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Company takes over Hammond Recycling building - nwitimes.com

Company takes over Hammond Recycling building - nwitimes.com | Plastic Recycling | Scoop.it
Company takes over Hammond Recycling building
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HAMMOND | The vacant Hammond Recycling building has been purchased by a company with plans to turn it into a state-of-the-art recycling facility complete with new jobs.
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Wausau clocks steady line for recycling drop - Wausau Daily Herald

Wausau clocks steady line for recycling drop - Wausau Daily Herald | Plastic Recycling | Scoop.it
Wausau clocks steady line for recycling drop
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Having people drop off their own items also saves taxpayers money, she said.
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Electronic recycling day - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

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Electronic recycling day
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ers, microwaves and piles of cords and batteries at Interior Alaska Green Star's free electronic recycling day on Friday.
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Clark County recycling program could return - Evening News and Tribune

Clark County recycling program could return - Evening News and Tribune | Plastic Recycling | Scoop.it
Clark County recycling program could return
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The board of directors of the Clark County Solid Waste Management District explored options Wednesday that would once again provide recycling to residents of the county.
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Polykemi AB Selects Ajax Continuous Mixer For Multi Recipe Plastics Processing

Polykemi AB Selects Ajax Continuous Mixer For Multi Recipe Plastics Processing | Plastic Recycling | Scoop.it

Solids handling specialist, Ajax Equipment, has supplied leading Swedish plastics company Polykemi AB with a stainless steel, twin screw continuous mixer that mixes plastic granulates with additives and pigments for a range of extrusion machines. The Ajax continuous mixer replaces a batch mixer which was inflexible in the quantities processed and time consuming to clean. The new mixer has significantly reduced the downtime needed for cleaning equipment between production runs.


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Microplastic transfers chemicals, impacting health: Plastic ingestion delivers pollutants and additives into animal tissue

Microplastic transfers chemicals, impacting health: Plastic ingestion delivers pollutants and additives into animal tissue | Plastic Recycling | Scoop.it
With global production of plastic exceeding 280 metric tons every year, a fair amount of it makes its way to the natural environment.

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Atotsm's curator insight, December 2, 2013 10:04 PM

No need to go to work to buy plastic for your kids because you weren't there because you were working for plastic.

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Ant Study Deepens Concern About Plastic Additives

Ant Study Deepens Concern About Plastic Additives | Plastic Recycling | Scoop.it
Research shows that phthalate contamination of ants is ubiquitous, and worsens simply with exposure to the air.

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Additives for mechanical plastic recycling - BASF

Additives for mechanical plastic recycling - BASF | Plastic Recycling | Scoop.it

An interesting article about the work BASF is doing with additives to ensure that recycled plastics perform as well or better than virgin product across a range of products.


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Wood-Plastic Composites Segments Analysis: Type of Plastic, End-user and Geography

Wood-plastic composites are materials, which hare made up of wood flour or fiber and plastic resins. These composites also contain a certain degree of additives, which foster the integration of the wood and plastic and aid in the manufacturing process. Most wood-plastic composites are manufactured using wood and plastic wastes or recyclates. A minor share of these products is manufactured using virgin wood and plastic materials. Extrusion is largely employed for the manufacturing process, follo ...

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Unique Timber Plastics

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Unique Timber Plastics offers environmentally friendly product that uses plastic waste to create a maintenance-free product that looks like wood.
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RECYCLING FACTS ABOUT PLASTIC... - Unique Timber Plastics | Facebook

RECYCLING FACTS ABOUT PLASTIC

•Americans use 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour! Most of them are thrown away!
•Recycling plastic saves twice as...
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What Plastic Recycling Codes Mean

What Plastic Recycling Codes Mean | Plastic Recycling | Scoop.it
Your guide to figuring out what those recycling codes on plastics mean.Also see How to Avoid Phthalates and Bisphenol A in Plastics (What Do Recycling Symbols on Plastics Mean?
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Best Buy hits billion-pound recycling, aims for more - Minnesota Public Radio News

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Best Buy hits billion-pound recycling, aims for more
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The retailer says it has recycled 1 billion pounds of electronics and appliances since 2009. And now it's looking to collect 2 billion pounds more by 2020.
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North Somerset Waste Advisors boost recycling rate | Resource Magazine

North Somerset Waste Advisors boost recycling rate | Resource Magazine | Plastic Recycling | Scoop.it
Ten waste advisors in North Somerset Council have helped to boost the area’s recycling rate to 60 per cent, it has been announced.
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Mahanoy Township recycling bins to be removed - Republican & Herald

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Mahanoy Township recycling bins to be removed
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MAHANOY CITY — The recycling bins behind the Mahanoy Township Municipal Building will be removed in early October due to people not using them properly.
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When to recycle household batteries - Wicked Local Arlington

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When to recycle household batteries
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It can be confusing to figure out which batteries we can recycle and which we can toss safely into the trash.
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