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Seagrass 'Neptune balls’ sieve millions of plastic particles from water, study finds

Underwater seagrass in coastal areas appear to trap plastic pollution in natural bundles of fibre known as "Neptune balls", researchers have found.

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'Loophole' will let UK continue to ship plastic waste to poorer countries

Post-Brexit regulation doesn't match new EU rules to tackle ocean pollution, despite UK being Europe's largest plastic waste producer.

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C&EN’s world chemical outlook 2021

A look ahead at the issues that will affect—and connect—chemists and chemistry across the globe. Expect to see companies and regulators return their focus to environmental issues such as plastics recycling, climate change, persistent pollutants, and clean energy.

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Breakthrough in UK’s slow-brewing move towards an eco-friendly cuppa

Co-op finally set to launch own brand plastic-free teabags after outcry over microplastics.

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Bali's beaches buried in tide of plastic rubbish during monsoon season

Tourist drawcards Kuta and Legian beaches are being overwhelmed by up to 60 tonnes of plastic rubbish every day.

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New rules to tackle ‘wild west’ of plastic waste dumped on poorer countries

International convention to stop richer countries exporting contaminated material for recycling could mean a cleaner ocean in five years.

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Small donations aiming to make a big splash

Environmental issues may seem too big to tackle, but some smaller foundations have figured out ways to have an impact.
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Plastic Pollution

It's a wrap: Clingfilm alternatives to help you ditch the plastic

Four ways to store food while cutting out the plastic, from beeswax to vegan-friendly leaf wrap.

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Microplastics revealed in the placentas of unborn babies

Health impact is unknown but scientists say particles may cause long-term damage to foetuses.

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All that glitters: UK retailers shift away from plastic Christmas

UK retailers and supermarkets have stepped up efforts to take plastic out of packaging for the festive season.

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'A serious threat': Plastics we use every day are leaching hazardous chemicals, report says

According to a scientific report issued Tuesday, the plastics we commonly use contain and leach hazardous chemicals, including some that threaten human health, especially the body's endocrine system.

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Plastic Pollution

Deadliest plastics: Bags and packaging biggest marine life killers, study finds

Plastic bags and flexible packaging are the deadliest plastic items in the ocean, killing wildlife including whales, dolphins, turtles and seabirds around the globe, according to a review of hundreds of scientific articles.

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Tesco removes 20m items of plastic from Christmas range

The UK's largest supermarket removes more than 20m pieces of single-use plastic from its Christmas range this year – including crackers, lights, cards and the packaging for puddings – as part of a national drive to reduce plastic pollution.

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The great global energy shift could push Moscow towards plastics production on Arctic tundra

Russia's powerful petroleum industry feels a mounting pressure from alternative energy sources, and strong voices now say the country's vast natural gas resources in the Arctic should be used in petrochemical production.
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Daniel Immerwahr: How trees made us human

More than iron, stone, or oil, wood explains human history.
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