Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tag: microplastics

Laundry in Canada and U.S. Releases Trillions of Plastic Microfibres: Study

A study by Ocean Wise estimates that 878 tonnes of plastic microfibres are released from household laundry in Canada and the United States through...

Researchers Studying Behviour of Microplastics in Great Lakes

Using the Great Lakes as a laboratory, sedimentary petrologist Patricia Corcoran and her students at Western University in London, Ontario are studying the behaviour...

Microplastics Potentially Causing Catastrophic Consequences

Plastics in our waste streams are breaking down into tiny particles and causing potentially catastrophic consequences for human health and our aquatic systems, according...

World Health Organization Calls for More Research into Microplastics

The World Health Organization is calling for a further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential impacts on human health, following the...

New Funding for Community-Based Monitoring in Ottawa River Watershed

Ottawa Riverkeeper has welcomed the federal government’s decision to fund research and community-based monitoring (CBM) that will contribute to a better understanding of the...

Plastics and Other Waste in Our Watersheds

How did we get to a stage when microplastics have become a ubiquitous issue? This was one of the questions raised by Dr. Chelsea Rochman,...

Industry Response to Plastic Pollution Gains International Momentum

Industry leaders are accelerating their response to global plastic pollution, as a coalition of chemical companies have announced an international alliance, while Nestlé has...

Ocean Wise and Metro Vancouver Partner on Microplastics Research

A study jointly conducted by Ocean Wise and Metro Vancouver, and published in the scientific journal Marine Pollution Bulletin, found microplastics shed from laundered clothing...

Environmental Groups Call for Hard Targets on Plastic Waste

Today, a number of environmental organizations have released a declaration that calls on the government of Canada to eliminate plastic waste in Canada by...

Blueprint for Action on Contaminants in Wastewater

The findings of a national review of contaminants in municipal wastewater were released this week by Canadian Water Network, highlighting opportunities for a more...

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