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PLASTICS Announces Adoption of First-Ever Sustainability Statement

via Waste 360

The association hopes to inspire a commitment to sustainable practices throughout the industry

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) announced that it has adopted its first Sustainability Statement, outlining the association’s commitment to sustainable principles. Through such a statement, PLASTICS hopes to encourage similar associations and companies across the plastics industry to make a similar commitment to sustainability.

Read the full story here: https://goo.gl/CAmwDf

 

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Less plastic waste in the future

via Open Access Government

Can plastics be removed from the environment and be biologically degraded? Chemical engineers at TU Wien (Vienna) are working on it

Scientists at the Institute for Chemical, Environmental and Biological Engineering (ICEBE) at TU Wien (Vienna) are trying to replace exploitation of the environment, by using ecologically balanced approaches. “There is no contradiction between technology and nature – quite the contrary”, says Anton Friedl, the director of the institute. “Nature can teach us about new technological approaches, and new technologies will benefit the environment. It is a process we call ‘imagineering nature”, he adds.

Read the full story here: https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/less-plastic-waste-future/40540/

 

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MIT students fortify concrete by adding recycled plastic

via MIT NEWS

Adding bits of irradiated plastic water bottles could cut cement industry’s carbon emissions.

MIT undergraduate students have found that, by exposing plastic flakes to small, harmless doses of gamma radiation, then pulverizing the flakes into a fine powder, they can mix the plastic with cement paste to produce concrete that is up to 20 percent stronger than conventional concrete.

Read the full story here: http://news.mit.edu/2017/fortify-concrete-adding-recycled-plastic-1025

 

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Marine Plastic Pollution

Naturalist Attenborough makes dire warning of plastic pollution in world’s oceans

via CNBC

U.K. naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough has warned of the dangers of plastic in the oceans after witnessing the damage it causes while filming a new wildlife series.

Attenborough said that during the recording of the BBC’s TV series “Blue Planet II” he saw countless examples of the negative effect of plastics, according to comments in the Guardian newspaper on Sunday.

Read the story here: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/16/attenborough-makes-plastic-pollution-warning-for-worlds-oceans.html

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Plastics Generation

via Newsweek

Humans have produced more than 9 billion tons of plastic throughout history, most of it ending up in landfills

The total is approximately 25,000 times the weight of the Empire State Building

Read the full story here: http://www.newsweek.com/plastic-production-pollution-9-billion-tons-recycling-639226

 

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