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Microplastic Contamination Is Found in Most Bottled Water, a New Study Says

Published: 
Thu, 03/15/2018 - 5:50pm

Drinking from a plastic water bottle likely means ingesting microplastic particles, a new study claims, prompting fresh concerns — and calls for scientific research — on the possible health implications of widespread plastics pollution.

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France Becomes First Country To Ban Plastic Cups And Dishes

Published: 
Wed, 09/21/2016 (All day)

Au revoir, plastic cups! France is done with you.

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Here’s Another Reason To Be Worried About Bottled Water

Published: 
Wed, 08/24/2016 (All day)

The bottled water industry is in the midst of a banner year.

Bottled water sales are set to outstrip soda sales in the U.S. for the first time since the Beverage Marketing Corporation began tracking the industry in the 1970s, according data the firm released earlier this month.

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The Road of the Future Might Be Made From Plastic Trash

Published: 
Wed, 07/15/2015 (All day)

The Pacific Garbage Patch and landfills around the globe are overflowing with plastic waste, and you can circle the earth at the equator at least four times with all the soda and water bottles thrown away every year. But if an experiment from a Netherlands-based company proves successful, there could be a new use for all that plastic trash: road construction.

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'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' Larger Than Researchers Expected

Published: 
Mon, 08/18/2014 (All day)
Category: 
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A six-week expedition to check out floating trash in the Pacific Ocean returns to Southern California after traveling more than 3,300 miles with some disturbing results.