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Global Plastic Pollution May Be Nearing an Irreversible Tipping Point
scitechdaily.com

If the world continues on the same path, the amount of plastic dumped in our water ways is expect to double by 2025. We are on the verge of an irreversible tipping point according to a new study by researchers from Sweden, Norway and Germany, and our current waste management systems are no longer adequate to handle the amount of plastic waste consumer culture produces.

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If the world continues on the same path, the amount of plastic dumped in our water ways is expect to double by 2025. We are on the verge of an irreversible tipping point according to a new study by researchers from Sweden, Norway and Germany, and our current waste management systems are no longer adequate to handle the amount of plastic waste consumer culture produces.

If the world continues on the same path, the amount of plastic dumped in our water ways is expect to double by 2025. We are on the verge of an irreversible tipping point according to a new study by researchers from Sweden, Norway and Germany, and our current waste management systems are no longer adequate to handle the amount of plastic waste consumer culture produces.

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Half of fast fashion made of new plastics, finds report
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49% of women's clothing by major brands are made from virgin plastics

Research completed by Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) found on average 49% of clothing made by Boohoo, Prettylittlething, Missguided and Asos were made of polyester, acrylic, nylon and elastane, with only 3% of those clothes containing recycled plastics.

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Research completed by Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) found on average 49% of clothing made by Boohoo, Prettylittlething, Missguided and Asos were made of polyester, acrylic, nylon and elastane, with only 3% of those clothes containing recycled plastics.

Research completed by Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) found on average 49% of clothing made by Boohoo, Prettylittlething, Missguided and Asos were made of polyester, acrylic, nylon and elastane, with only 3% of those clothes containing recycled plastics.

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49% of women's clothing by major brands are made from virgin plastics

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A plastic straw's biggest environmental  impact is its end-of-life disposal... but looking at its lifecycle as a whole, they are less harmful than popular alternatives that have sprung up in recent years.

A plastic straw's biggest environmental  impact is its end-of-life disposal... but looking at its lifecycle as a whole, they are less harmful than popular alternatives that have sprung up in recent years.

A plastic straw's biggest environmental  impact is its end-of-life disposal... but looking at its lifecycle as a whole, they are less harmful than popular alternatives that have sprung up in recent years.

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Plastic is one of the most ubiquitous materials on the planet, and the proliferation of microplastics is one of our greatest challenges. By providing a scalable solution that can be implemented immediately, we can truly make a difference.

Jay Tapp
President & COO, Smart Plastic

Plastic is one of the most ubiquitous materials on the planet, and the proliferation of microplastics is one of our greatest challenges. By providing a scalable solution that can be implemented immediately, we can truly make a difference.

Plastic is one of the most ubiquitous materials on the planet, and the proliferation of microplastics is one of our greatest challenges. By providing a scalable solution that can be implemented immediately, we can truly make a difference.

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We have reached a tipping point in the balance of health and decline of the planet. Our purpose is to have a measurable impact on improving the health of our planet and all of its inhabitants.

Michael Stephens
Director of Technology, Smart Plastic

We have reached a tipping point in the balance of health and decline of the planet. Our purpose is to have a measurable impact on improving the health of our planet and all of its inhabitants.

We have reached a tipping point in the balance of health and decline of the planet. Our purpose is to have a measurable impact on improving the health of our planet and all of its inhabitants.

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The deception of greenwashing in fast fashion
www.downtoearth.org

The deception of greenwashing in fast fashion

This recent article from DownToEarth takes a deeper look at greenwashing in the fashion industry. Have a read to learn how to identify greenwashing.

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This recent article from DownToEarth takes a deeper look at greenwashing in the fashion industry. Have a read to learn how to identify greenwashing.

This recent article from DownToEarth takes a deeper look at greenwashing in the fashion industry. Have a read to learn how to identify greenwashing.

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Coronavirus is causing a flurry of plastic waste. Campaigners fear it may be permanent
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COVID-19 and the Flurry of Plastic Waste

"PPE has become an additional threat to the world's oceans, which have been choking under the weight of plastic at a rapidly increasing rate."

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COVID-19 and the Flurry of Plastic Waste

"PPE has become an additional threat to the world's oceans, which have been choking under the weight of plastic at a rapidly increasing rate."

Tiny turtle found dead with 104 pieces of plastic in its intestines
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Tiny Turtle Found Dead With 104 Pieces of Plastic in Its Intestines

A tiny turtle that washed up dead on a beach in Florida was found to have eaten 104 pieces of plastic, campaigners said.

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Tiny Turtle Found Dead With 104 Pieces of Plastic in Its Intestines

A tiny turtle that washed up dead on a beach in Florida was found to have eaten 104 pieces of plastic, campaigners said.

A single tea bag can leak billions of pieces of microplastic into your brew
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A Single Tea Bag Can Leak Billions of Pieces of Microplastic Into Your Brew

Researchers at McGill University found that a single tea bag releases around 11.6 billion microplastic particles, and 3.1 billion even smaller nanoplastic particles.

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A Single Tea Bag Can Leak Billions of Pieces of Microplastic Into Your Brew

Researchers at McGill University found that a single tea bag releases around 11.6 billion microplastic particles, and 3.1 billion even smaller nanoplastic particles.

Diver films wave of plastic pollution off Bali on scale 'never seen before'
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Diver Films Wave of Plastic Pollution on Scale "Never Seen Before"

A diver who filmed a huge “slick” of plastic floating in clear waters in Indonesia said he has “never seen anything like this scale” of ocean pollution before.

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Diver Films Wave of Plastic Pollution on Scale "Never Seen Before"

A diver who filmed a huge “slick” of plastic floating in clear waters in Indonesia said he has “never seen anything like this scale” of ocean pollution before.

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