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Tyre dust: the ‘stealth pollutant’ that’s becoming a huge threat to ocean life

Plastic in the depths: Scientists spent decades on the trail of a mystery toxin killing #Salmon en masse. Mystery of the mass deaths seemed to occur after heavy rains #pnw #yvr
theguardian.com/environment/20…
first real breakthrough happened when they tested actual runoff collected from a nearby road and exposed test salmon to it. The fish died within hours
Tested this product @environmentca🤔
..carefully shaved tiny fragments of tyre & soaked them in water. “When we tested the tyres it killed all the fish".. culprit a toxic chemical 6PPD-quinone, product of the preservative 6PPD, added to tyres to stop them breaking down #Plastic
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Majestic. Groceries in each hand, crook of each elbow, balancing potatoes on his shoulder, leaning back ever so slightly…

I watched a guy walk out of the supermarket with a whole week's worth of shopping WITHOUT any plastic carrier bags.

Trying to cut down on #plastic? A 🧵
So why go plastic free? It’s better for our oceans (microfibres from clothes, microplastics from decomposing waste). It means less energy needed to create disposable plastic bottles and bags.

Here are some ways to cut down, recommended by our fans on Facebook! #plasticfreejuly
Rosalyn - "I've started taking my bottles to fill up in a shop called Bare + Fair. I have been buying washing detergent and dishwasher tablets from @smolrevolution for a long time now. So I don’t have too many bottles to refill!"
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#Plastic in the environment is not inert.

#Plasticpollution slowly interacts with the nature to form new, hybrid-particles that are not-natural, not synthetic, but a hybrid of dentritic organplastoids

This one is a tangle of seaweed and fish line. The next...

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example of a dentritic organoplastoid is a mix of plastic foil, fibers, and aged compost; where the plastic intermingles in the detritus of the organic waste, fusing with it, dreading it yet and outliving it, forming a new type of soil..

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This is a plastisphere on a cone, a precursor to these dentritic organoplastoid. A niche of barnacles and other creatures slowly break down the surface plastic, forming new macromolecules and dentritic organoplastoid micro- and nanoparticles that scatter in the sea...

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#हृदयाची_काळजी_घेणे_का?
#आवश्यक_आहें? #rusantusht
हृदय सतत कार्य करू शकते कारण
ते अनुशासनाच्या #DISCIPLINE च्या
आधारावर कार्य करते सामान्य NOR
MAL परिस्थितीमधे हृदय ०.३सेकंद
आकुंचन #CONTRACTION होते
म्हणजे #PUMP करते ०.५ सेकंद
प्रसरण पावते किंवा आराम करते
#RELAX होते या हिशोबाने ०.३ +
०.५ = ०.८ सेकंदात हृदयाचा एक
ठोका #BEAT पूर्ण होतो म्हणजे एका
मिनीटात ७२ ठोके होतात जे सामान्य
#NORMAL असतात आरामाच्या ०.५
सेकंदात अशुध्द रक्त फुफ्फुसात जाऊ
न १००% शुद्ध होऊन येते.जर काही
कारणाने शरीराला कमी वेळात जास्त
रक्तपुर वठ्याची गरज #DEMAND
असेल तर हृदय जास्त रक्त #PUMP
करण्यासाठी आरामाची वेळ कमी
करतं अश्या परिस्थितीत आराम ०.४
सेकंद झाला तर हृदयाचा एक ठोका
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1/12 Our government, since when @PMOIndia @narendramodi took office, is
devoted to the welfare of the poor.We’ve taken a number of steps to help the poor and middle class. As a result, the average inflation during our tenure has remained lower than during previous governments.
2/12 Today, the world is passing through difficult times. Even as the world is recovering from Covid-19 pandemic, the Ukraine conflict has brought in supply chain problems and shortages of various goods. This is resulting in inflation & economic distress in a lot of countries.
3/12 Even during the pandemic, our government set a paradigm of welfare, especially with PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana. This is now acknowledged and appreciated the world over. #PMGKAY
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How Machine Learning and AI helped scientists reduce plastic breakdown time by 9000%.
A thread.👇
#AI #MachineLearning #Plastic Image
Plastics.Plastics.Plastics.

Plastic has become a necessity in today's world due to its low cost, lightweight, and long-lasting qualities.

However, it has also become a serious threat to our environment and various ecosystems.
You might be wondering now..
If plastics are causing serious harm to our environment, why can't they be recycled or, better yet, banned?
Because...
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Current research on microplastics is the stuff of nightmares-

They’re dangerous, they’re spread through our food, they're in the air... they’re everywhere

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#health #ClimateCrisis #PlasticPollution #food
Much of the research is trapped behind paywalls, and only reported on in a limited, fragmented pattern

-like so much else when large corporations cause environmental damage and impose widespread health impacts on the public

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#health #ClimateCrisis #PlasticPollution #food
The growing risks of microplastics are a direct function of an ongoing push by the same sociopathic corporations that are driving the climate crisis

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#health #ClimateCrisis #PlasticPollution #food
cnbc.com/2022/01/29/how…
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#worldhealthday22
What if we tell you the reason for your degrading health & increasing mental health problems is the degrading health of our #MotherEarth. Yes, it's true, know #HealthIsWealth every single time with every single action when we indulge in destruction of ...
Our Planet we instigate damage to our health.
Truth is it's a vicious cycle, #Carbon is the cause of the sickness from #health to #Mentalhealth to the health of #MotherEarth . One thing leading to the another....
zeal for development causes deforestation, which causes an increase in carbon in the atmosphere, which causes climate change this causes ecosystem losses -losses to livelihoods scarcity of resources all leading to a Climate Emergency. ....
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These are our 5 takeaways from the #IPCC report on #mitigation, looking at what it means for the #waste sector. Spoiler: we need to cut emissions as fast and furious as we can, and reducing #waste, #plastic and being more materials efficient can help lots
no-burn.org/ipcc-takeaways…
As the report points out, the #waste sector remains the largest contributor to urban emissions after the energy sector, even in low-carbon #cities. Urban areas themselves represent the lion’s share of global emissions, and it's increasing: from 60% in 2000 to 67% in 2015.
So, the @IPCC_CH #ClimateReport recognises that cities can significantly reduce emissions, but this requires systemic transformation: #circulareconomy, #inclusion, #equity, innovative technologies can make a huge contribution towards low carbon urban devel'mnt

The 5 takeaways
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Drowning in #plastic❔🥤

1⃣3⃣9⃣ million tonnes of #PlasticWaste have accumulated in aquatic environments.🚯🌊
What can governments do to manage plastic #pollution

Check out our thread for #WorldWaterDay ⬇️
@Datagora
oecd.org/environment/pl…
#PlasticWaste generation varies greatly across countries. 🌍

Overall, only 9⃣% of plastic waste is recycled... ♻️ Image
And much of this #plastic waste ends up in aquatic environments. ⛵️

In 2019, 2⃣2⃣ million tones of plastics polluted rivers, lakes & #oceans… the weight of more than 3⃣ million sperm whales❕ 🐋 Image
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Bij veel Nederlanders is het nog niet duidelijk maar #pesticiden, #stikstof, #fosfor, #pfas en #plastic moeten we niet minderen of reguleren maar uitfaseren. Die stoffen moeten het systeem uit, zoals we gedaan hebben met #zwavel en #drijfgassen. Dat kan.

nrc.nl/nieuws/2022/03…
Maar we doen het nog niet. 'Van alle EU-lidstaten scoort Nederland het slechtst. „De kans dat in 2027 alle wateren wél voldoen, is erg klein”, zegt Frank van Gaalen, onderzoeker water en ruimte bij het PBL. En dat zal niet zonder gevolgen blijven.'
'Als de doelen in een waterlichaam niet zijn gehaald, en je hebt aangetoond dat Nederland niet aan zijn verplichtingen in zake de Kaderrichtlijn Water voldoet, kan iemand naar de rechter stappen om beroep aan te tekenen tegen een vergunning, of om handhaving verzoeken.'
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And we're live - our ZW Live! #webinar "Should the #EU ban all exports of its #waste?" is now in full swing!

Watch it live on our Youtube channel if you couldn't register via Zoom:

@PierreCondamine @msaraswati @FokusNexus3 @Europarl_EN @EU_ENV @RethinkPlastic @brkfreeplastic @CLEAR_Lab_ All systems produce #waste - but how can we "waste well"?

Even with proximity principles in place, waste get side to the populations with the lowest incomes and from whose the biggest efforts are required - food for thought from our speaker @MaxLiboiron.

#WasteTrade #webinar
“Waste exports means creating further impacts on 'sacrifice zones' and communities which are already vulnerable; it is a presumed entitlement.” – @MaxLiboiron
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1/ This Org Is Cleaning Up the Ocean’s Biggest Trash Pile • This device aims to clean 90% of the ocean’s plastic waste by 2040 — here’s how (with @theoceancleanup)
(via @nowthisnews)
#plasticpollution #plastic
2/ This Org Is Cleaning Up the Ocean’s Biggest Trash Pile with @TheOceanCleanupvia @nowthisnews
#plasticpollution #plastic
3/This device aims to clean 90% of the ocean’s plastic waste by 2040 with @TheOceanCleanup
via @nowthisnews
#plasticpollution #plastic
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लेख खूप छान आहे, केवळ छानच नाही तर आत्मसात केले तर खूप मोठा बदल होऊन स्वतःला आनंद तर मिळेलच त्याच बरोबर पृथ्वी देखील आनंदी होईल

@AUThackeray ji #Plastic
@PlasticBank @MahaEnvCC @COP26

वेदनादायक समाप्तीच्या दिशेने (मृत्यूची तयारी) समजा आज तुम्ही 20 रुपयात पाण्याची बाटली विकत +
घेतली आणि ती प्यायल्यानंतर ती फेकून दिली. तर या बाटलीचा 90 टक्के भाग 27-28 व्या शतकात नष्ट होईल. यास सुमारे 450 ते 500 वर्षे लागतील.
दर 60 मिनिटांनी 60 दशलक्ष बाटल्या विकल्या जात आहेत, हा कोट्यवधींचा व्यवसाय आहे. हिंदी महासागरात सुमारे 28 पॅच (प्लास्टिक पर्वत) तयार झाले +
आहेत. प्राणी मरत आहेत, मासे, समुद्री जीव मरत आहेत. पुढील क्रमांक तुझा आणि माझा आहे. तुम्हाला येणाऱ्या पिढीला काय द्यायचे आहे याचा विचार करावा लागेल. म्हणूनच प्रत्येकाने एका लहान कामाला सुरूवात करा. अगदी घरातील लहानांपासून ते थोरांपर्यंत कुणी पण सहज करू शकेल, पाण्याची
@EPA +
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#Plastics' impact on the environment is well known, but what about their impact on human #Health?

Today, the #PlasticHealthSummit2021 explores the health impacts of plastics and policy opportunities for systemic solutions to #BreakFreeFromPlastic!

A thread 🧵
“The toxic threat of plastics is not only a human health issue, it's a #HumanRights issue.” — @mariawesterbos, @plasticsoupfoun's Director.

We couldn't agree more! #Plastics impact human rights at each stage of their life cycle.
#PlasticHealthSummit2021
ciel.org/news/plastic-c…
The first session of the #PlasticHealthSummit draws the spotlight on the interconnection between environmental & human health.
Scientists are sharing their latest findings on plastics & blood, fetal development, & hormone-related disorders related to plastic.
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Marine mammal #strandings are obviously tragic events, but they can lead to some interesting and important discoveries too. If a #whale washes up on a beach near you, who ya gonna call?... #MarineMammals #MarineScience #WildlifeHealth #ScienceWeek
Well, although @janeo1000 will probably show up eventually, if you find a stranded cetacean (#whale or #dolphin) in NSW you should actually call the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service on 13000 PARKS (1300 072 757), or the ORRCA rescue hotline on 02 9415 3333. Image
In many cases Taronga's ARWH team will roll up their sleeves & get involved! That’s just what they do. If you’re interested in what @janeo1000 and @KarrieARose take to the beach, have a look at this Taronga TV clip:
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I am trained in #developmental #psychology and #neuroscince. I have been screaming the #teenagebrain is #underreconstruction from the rooftops! Am totally ashamed of my peers who wilfully ignore this. #neuroplasticity #frontallobes #psychologists #gender #rogd #trans #detrans
The teenage brain is under reconstruction. The prefrontal cortex is not fully developed until minimum aged 25. A bit longer for males. The prefrontal cortex is largely responsible for: decision making, planning, organisation, focusing, impulsivity, aka executive functions
Managing emotions, predicting consequences of one’s choices and moderating social behaviour. This is #science #facts Anyone who says otherwise is brainwashed by #ideology Shame on any professional who ignores this #gender #trans #detrans #shame
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Paradoxes of #FossilFuels that contribute to #CarbonLockIn, by @JPTilsted:
1. "Everywhere, yet [made] invisible" (slow violence is overlooked);
2. "needed" [claim producers] yet inherently problematic, history of self-regulation a failure;
3. Booming, yet sector in decline
#fossilfuel producers are adding massive capacity, boosted by #plastic production, but industry projections for "transformative change" continue to dispose (yellow) + mismanage (red) plastics. @JPTilsted at @LUCSUS_LU seminar 2/n
Who produces and owns #fossilfuels? Wide range of actors including int'l + national oil firms, states, but also petrochemicals, "emerging market firms". "co-evolution of energy and engineering." Indirect ownership hard to trace + reinforces lock-in, shows @JPTilsted 3/n
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2019: "a person's average micro-plastic consumption is between 70,000-121,000 particles per yr & rising for those who drank bottled water closer to 100,000."

Imagine plastic inhalation/consumption for those wearing #masks for past yr. #VirtueSignalling

scmp.com/news/china/sci…
"Disposable face masks (single use masks) are produced from polymers such as #polypropylene, #polyurethane, #polyacrylonitrile, #polystyrene, #polycarbonate, #polyethylene, or #polyester (Potluri and Needham, 2005)."

They shed. Plastic is inhaled/ingested. By adults & #children.
"This new emergence of #facemasks as environmental litter both in the terrestrial & aquatic environment is a piece of evidence that the global pandemic has not in any way reduced the challenge of increasing #plastic #pollution in the environment."

#Biodiversity #Ecology
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On Saturday, I led 30 young Community Recycling Champions to observe the #EarthDay2021 as one of the strategies in implementing the #MissionZeroPlastic initiative in #KwaraState. The CRCs #CleanUpTanke and recovered 211 Kg (5,908)
@Areai4Africa

#Recycle4Education #AREAixTCCF
5,908 #Pet #plastic were recovered from Item7, Tanke Oke - Odo to Bovas Filling Station, Tanke (3.2 Km and 7 mins walk, thanks to @googlemaps).

This shows the high level of #plasticpollution in Tanke alone.

Thanks to all #volunteers that participated in the clean-up.

#plastic
Just imagine the volume of #plastic we would have recovered if we covered the whole Tanke, #Ilorin

The #MissionZeroPlastic Initiative is proudly sponsored by the #CocaColaFoundation @TheCocaColaCo and implemented by @areai4africa @EcowarriorsNG

@followKWSG
@DrJamila_Bio
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 04/23/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/04/23/dai…
I Have Read Thousands of Résumés, and I Have Some Advice

nytimes.com/2021/04/17/opi…

#résumés #writing
Everything You Know About Passwords Is Wrong

fastcompany.com/3041471/everyt…

#passwords #security
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"people are finding animals affected by #masks, gloves, & other #PPE. "The material that is helping us is harming others,"

But it's not. The material is not helping us. It serves as safety blanket, virtue signalling & inescapable reminder to retain #narrative. Nothing more.
When we harm nature, by default, we harm ourselves.

When we protect nature, by default, we protect ourselves.

We are part of nature.

We cry "protect #biodiversity" "protect #nature" - as we contribute to her destruction.

Enough. Just stop.
Nov 9 2019: "Pictures of Greta Thunberg are being used to shame office workers who use single-use plastic." [The Independent]

2020-2021: 6 billion face #masks consumed/discarded each day. Those that refuse are shamed. Demand for plastic has exploded.

#Microplastics #Pollution
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 03/24/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/03/24/dai…
The COVID-19 response illustrates that traditional academic reward structures and metrics do not reflect crucial contributions to modern science

journals.plos.org/plosbiology/ar…

#rewards #metrics #ScientificContributions
The Years of Work Behind Washington’s Best-Liked Man

nytimes.com/2021/03/23/opi…

#TheFed #leadership #biography #OpEd
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