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Tackling plastic pollution: ‘We can't recycle our way out of this’ - RawStory.com

Tackling plastic pollution: ‘We can't recycle our way out of this’ - RawStory.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

The scale of plastic pollution is growing, relentlessly. The world is producing twice as much plastic waste as two decades ago, reaching 353 million tonnes in 2019, according to OECD figures. The vast majority goes into landfills, gets incinerated or is “mismanaged”, meaning left as litter...

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Big Tobacco is killing the planet with plastics. No smokescreen should be allowed to hide that | The Guardian

Big Tobacco is killing the planet with plastics. No smokescreen should be allowed to hide that | The Guardian | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Greenwashing ploys cannot mask the pollution wreaked both by cigarettes and new nicotine products

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Scientists Say It’s Time to Phase Out Plastics to Stop Sea of Pollution - EcoWatch.com

Scientists Say It’s Time to Phase Out Plastics to Stop Sea of Pollution - EcoWatch.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

An international team of scientists wrote a letter to the journal Science asserting that recycling is not a long-term solution to the growing sea of plastics polluting our soil, river, oceans, the air we breathe and even our bloodstreams and lungs.

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Only nine percent of plastic recycled worldwide: OECD - Phys.org

Only nine percent of plastic recycled worldwide: OECD - Phys.org | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Less than 10 percent of the plastic used across the world is recycled, the OECD said Tuesday, calling for "coordinated and global solutions" ahead of expected talks on an international plastics treaty.

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Now is the time for lawmakers to care about microplastics - PHYS.org

Now is the time for lawmakers to care about microplastics - PHYS.org | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

If the word 'microplastics' conjures up thoughts of straws, sea turtles, and thoughts that the world has bigger problems, you're definitely not alone. It's in the name: although they are strictly defined as plastic particles measuring five millimeters or less, most microplastics are microscopic in...

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Plastics company agrees to $23M settlement in drinking water pollution case - TheHill.com

Plastics company agrees to $23M settlement in drinking water pollution case - TheHill.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

A plastics company accused of contaminating residents’ water in a New York town, has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for over $23 million, the Times Union...

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Countries Tried to Curb Trade in Plastic Waste. The U.S. Is Shipping More. - The New York Times

Countries Tried to Curb Trade in Plastic Waste. The U.S. Is Shipping More. - The New York Times | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Data shows that American exporters continue to ship plastic waste overseas, often to poorer countries, even though most of the world has agreed to not accept it.

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‘Dirty dozen’ companies flooding UK beaches with plastic waste named - The Independent

‘Dirty dozen’ companies flooding UK beaches with plastic waste named - The Independent | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Waste from Coca-Cola, Pepsi and McDonalds accounts for almost 40 per cent of all branded pollution around the British coastline...

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Plastics Recycling 'Does Not Work,' Environmentalists Stress as U.S. Recycling Rates Drop to 5% - EcoWatch.com

Plastics Recycling 'Does Not Work,' Environmentalists Stress as U.S. Recycling Rates Drop to 5% - EcoWatch.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

A new report shows that U.S. recycling rates have declined from about 8.7% to between 5% and 6%, revealing the challenges and shortcomings of the country’s waste management infrastructure and policies.

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If the UN wants to slash plastic waste, it must tackle soaring plastic production—and why we use so much of it - PHYS.org

If the UN wants to slash plastic waste, it must tackle soaring plastic production—and why we use so much of it - PHYS.org | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

You pick up a piece of plastic litter from the beach, and get a small buzz. You've done something for the environment. But then you look around, and see plastic everywhere. It's much more than you could pick up.

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More than half of plastics in Mediterranean marine protected areas originated elsewhere - Phys.org

More than half of plastics in Mediterranean marine protected areas originated elsewhere - Phys.org | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Researchers have, for the first time, simulated both micro- and macroplastics accumulation in Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). They found that the majority of Mediterranean countries included in the study had at least one MPA where more than half of macroplastics originated elsewhere.

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Photos show Manila Bay mangroves ‘choking’ in plastic pollution | The Guardian

Photos show Manila Bay mangroves ‘choking’ in plastic pollution | The Guardian | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

The Navotas mudflats are among the last of their kind and act as a crucial feeding ground for migratory birds, but they are being buried in plastic...

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Opinion: Plastic Pollution May Endanger Brains - The-Scientist.com

Opinion: Plastic Pollution May Endanger Brains - The-Scientist.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Plastic waste pervades every ecosystem on Earth and is likely affecting neurobiology as well....

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