Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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Plastic Pollution in the Aquatic Environment

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Plastic wastes have generated global attention due to their omnipresence and profound ecosystem threats. These plastic wastes are polluting waters around the world and...

Researchers Study Invisible Plastics in Drinking Water and Wastewater

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A research team has found that nanoscale particles of the most commonly used plastics tend to move through the water supply or settle out...

Plastic Pollution in the Great Lakes Presents a Growing Concern: Study

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New research suggests that the growing intensity and scale of plastic pollution in the Great Lake poses serious risks to human health and will...

Researchers Studying Behviour of Microplastics in Great Lakes

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

Ontario issues statement on recycling review

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Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks Jeff Yurek issued a statement the report on how the province can better manage recycling and plastic waste....

Newfoundland and Labrador Bans Retail Plastic Bags

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New amendments to the Environmental Protection Act in Newfoundland and Labrador will allow the provincial government to draft regulations that will ban the distribution...

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Implements Strategy to Curb Use of Plastics

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A new policy to curb the purchase and use of single-use plastics was announced at an employee town hall by the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson,...

Canadian Plastics Recycling Companies form Consortium

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Canadian plastics recycling veterans and entrepreneurs Tony Moucachen and Emmie Leung have combined the market presence of their three extended plastics processing and recycling...

Environmental Groups Call for Hard Targets on Plastic Waste

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

Quebec Research Finds Plastic Bag Ban Would Increase Plastic Pollution

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A Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of various shopping bags, including five varieties of disposable or “single-use” bags and four varieties of “reusable” bags, found...

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