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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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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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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/14/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/12/14/dai…
As COVID's Omicron variant spreads, an Australian research team is 'very concerned' about discovery on its origins - ABC News

abc.net.au/news/2021-12-0…

#omicron, #COVID19, #variants, #transmissibility, #virulence, #GlobalControl
The Consequences of Moving from Industrial to Financial Capitalism – Consortium News

consortiumnews.com/2021/01/07/the…

#IndustrialCapitalism, #FinancialCapitalism, #consequences
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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef spawns in explosion of color during recovery from damage

usatoday.com/story/news/wor…

#GreatBarrierReef #CoralBleaching #spawning #recovery
Research brief: Feedback considerations for grand challenges in biodiversity–ecosystem functioning research

santafe.edu/news-center/ne…

#PublicPolicy #BiologicalFeedback #BiodiversityFeedback #models #HumanCommunities #MultidisciplinaryResearch
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#COVID19 pandemic generated more than 8 million tonnes of #plasticwaste globally, says study

#GlobalWarming #pollution #environment

businessinsider.in/science/enviro…
The #COVID19 pandemic has generated more than eight million tonnes of #plasticwaste globally, with over 25,000 tonnes of it entering the oceans, according to a study.

#GlobalWarming #pollution #environment
The research, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that a significant portion of this ocean plastic debris is expected to make its way onto either beaches or the seabed within three to four years.

#plasticwaste #pollution #COVID19
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/19/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/08/19/dai…
This is how western states must change because of the Colorado River water shortage

marketwatch.com/story/this-is-…

#ColoradoRiver #WaterShortage #PolicyChange #WaterRights #OpEd
4760 pieces of trash compose 'perpetual plastic' data sculpture on bali beach

designboom.com/art/perpetual-…

#PublicArt #DataSculpture #repurposing #PlasticWaste #BaliBeach
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For the last many years, mountains have witnessed an increased spate in trekking activities. Mass trekking activities have resulted in the deterioration of the mountain ecosystem. From Mt. Everest to Valley of Flowers, waste mgt is the new challenge for the hills!
#Trekking has been immensely famous amongst the youth residing in mega metropolises and other urban hubs of the country. Seeing it as a good economic opportunity, organizations have begun mass trekking activities which are proving to be fatal for the fragile #mountains!
#Himachal has been struggling to keep its remote and hilly areas clean. With increased trekking activities, plastic waste is a new problem for the villagers. But, organizations like @healinghimalaya have taken it upon themselves to address such a crisis!

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/shimla/ho…
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The West has been dumping tens of millions of tons of trash in Southeast Asian countries for more than 25 years - now they want to send it back

businessinsider.in/the-west-has-b…
Countries in Southeast Asia, long the recipients of huge consignments of Western trash, have decided to take a stand and send tons of the waste back to where it came from.

#PlasticWaste
It is difficult to track exactly how the global waste trade works. But, broadly, Western companies are prepared to pay to dispose of trash, and companies in poorer nations have been accepting the contracts.
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Trip to @ManCity ‘s #Etihad last night observation (1): don’t try to reduce single use plastic by not having lids and straws & then decant drinks from single use 500ml plastic bottles into wax coated cups. Why not get soft drinks on tap? #reduceplastic #plasticwaste
Observation (2): train staff to tell customers you don’t have Coke. I’m allergic to sweeteners & if I hadn’t been watching, would have been given Coke Zero when I clearly asked for a Coke. No options other than water for people with allergies - disgraceful! #sugartax is an excuse
Observation (3): it clearly says on the ticket that persistent standing is not permitted yet those rules were never enforced, meaning a large number of people couldn’t see the first 1/3 of the pitch (18’ box) - why didn’t the stewards act?
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