Tuesday, October 19

Tag: plastic

Plastic manufacturers are targeted
Companies

Plastic manufacturers are targeted

Single-use plastics are becoming more and more of a burden for the earth. In a new ranking, environmentalists now list the largest manufacturers, shareholders and financiers of the plastic flood. Dhe manufacturers of single-use plastic, their banks and shareholders are coming more and more into the focus of environmentalists. Their campaigns are now reminiscent of those who meet the promoters of fossil fuels such as coal. The foundation of one of Australia’s richest arch billionaires now names Ross and Reiter: The Minderoo Foundation in Perth, Western Australia has compiled a list of the largest plastic manufacturers and their financiers, which activists with great interest should use. Because despite the growing headwind, global single-use plastic consumption could increase by a ...
Soda bottles to Lego bricks
Climate Enegry and Enviroment

Soda bottles to Lego bricks

Not even more single-use plastic for the play area: Lego is looking for alternatives for the production of its blocks and believes it has struck gold with old bottles. A patent has now been applied for. LEmpty bottles instead of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene granules – this is how the toy company Lego envisions the raw material for the building blocks of the future. The Danish group presented the prototype for a terminal block on Wednesday, which is no longer made from single-use plastic, but from recycled material. Lego also announced that a patent has been applied for for the new material mixture. However, further tests are necessary before a market launch.A new recipe for the blocks with the characteristic knobs on the top would be an epoch-making turning point. Lego has bee...
The sea was polluted with plastic trash, but it came back to us
Economy

The sea was polluted with plastic trash, but it came back to us

Interest in marine plastic waste is growing rapidly. The convenient plastics that support our lives become garbage that pollutes the ocean and poses a threat to ecosystems. Especially in recent years, research on small “microplastics” that are crushed to a size of 5 mm or less has progressed, and it is possible that we have eaten this small plastic waste that has once gone out to the sea and was taken in by shellfish, etc., together with marine products. The sex is also extremely high. The world is now in the process of making efforts to reduce the use of plastics.Photo The coast of Ishigaki Island, Okinawa Prefecture. You can see small colored plastic debris. (Provided by Mr. Isobe)Plastic waste has already entered the food chainIn June of this year, a group of researchers such as the Un...
Marine plastic waste problem worsens OECD and UNEP report
Economy

Marine plastic waste problem worsens OECD and UNEP report

The world’s production of plastic waste has increased to over 300 million tons per year, and the maximum estimated amount of outflow to the sea is 12 million tons per year. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has recently compiled a report containing these data to support the aggravation of the marine plastics problem. The report warns that there is a risk of threatening human health through fish and shellfish that have swallowed plastic waste. The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) also points out that 67 countries / regions have already introduced some regulations, including a ban on the production of plastic products, and has compiled a report urging each country to take measures.Plastic waste is waste generated from various plastic products such as ...