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1/ As #OceanCleanUp seeks to make a wave to strengthen its business model,it's important to remember that #plastic pollution is not just a waste issue,which is why a mandate was given to negotiate an agreement that covers the entire life cycle of…
2/ In one of the webinars that I visited recently to prepare for these negotiations, it was said, that there is now overwhelming evidence of health effects at every stage of #plastics lifecycle, nicely put together in the @minderoo report 👇#PlasticsTreaty… Image
3/ In addition, at every stage of its life cycle, #plastics cause #greenhouse gas emmissions, which we super-urgently need to reduce to mitigate the #climatecrisis. This study estimated that plastic caused 4.5% of global #GHG emissions. #PlasticsTreaty…
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@BCarneyAlmroth @ScientistsCoa highlights the need for chemical transparency & simplification
in #plastics design & production caps in the #PlasticsTreaty to return to safe planetary boundaries. She warns against delaying narratives from the industry playbook used to sow doubts. Image
@BCarneyAlmroth also shares that high-level industry representatives have imparted their aim to increase #plastic production and that chemical transparency is out of question because of industrial property rights & legal frameworks. #PlasticsTreaty Image
@CarolynDeere highlights the role of civil society in the global governance role of #plastics, e.g. the recent @minderoo report which provides overwhelming evidence on the effects of plastics and its chemicals on human health, especially on early & extremely sensitive life stage. Image
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Turn Down For What ~ Wheel of Cancer
Annoyed Citizen goes in depth on the topic of 💉 synthetic mRNA causing cancer. >
Here is the link, if the page comes up in German, click the button on the top left for the English translation…
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I’m delighted to announce that my provocative piece on the impact of #plasticpollution on the #tropics is the first published article in Journal of Tropical Futures published by @SAGEPublishers…

#plasticfree #plastic #plasticwaste #plastictreaty
Unsustainable #plastic production, use and mismanagement have resulted in increased #plasticpollution in the environment threatening #sustainability, especially in the #tropics.

#sustainabledevelopment #sustainabilitymatters #singleuseplastic
Countries in the #tropics have been disproportionally impacted by #plasticpollution due to imports of #plasticwaste from developed countries, or because tropical Small Island Developing States have become overwhelmed by #singleuseplastics used widely in the tourism sector.
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Do you know that we breathe #Plastics too😱?

Today we released a new briefing analyzing the health impacts of invisible micro- and nano-plastics in the air:…

A short thread with key takeaways from the brief 🧵👇 Image
🥤Multiple sources, same origin: #Microplastics are ubiquitous in our environment, but they are mainly invisible. They can be intentionally produced or result from the fragmentation of larger plastics. They are part of the bigger #StoryOfPlastics, as they are a human creation. Image
When airborne, micro- and #Nanoplastics can travel quickly & cover great distances.

They can move thousands of kilometers in a matter of days to weeks, affecting even remote populations.
Humans can breathe airborne these #Plastics that move through the body via the bloodstream. Image
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Everyone, this is a thread about the work that people at @Enhesa have done in research on EHS legislation, upcoming changes, insights and trends.

Please give a like and a share if you think this can be useful for someone in your circles.

#EHS #EHScompliance #ESG #industrial
There’s been a lot of talk about ramping up energy efficiency in the EU. Now revisions are on their way. Read what to expect in 2023.

Read all about it in this article by @Beatriz Barbieri

#netzero #sustainability #energyefficiency #eu…
EHS regulations spotlight: Serious Accident Punishment Act: Dive deeper into one of today’s standout EHS regulations and what its regulatory changes mean for businesses operating in South Korea.

#EHS #EHSCompliance #Seriousaccidents…
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I am conscious about having and keeping a healthy environment but liberals / progressives / environmentalists have rallied behind an extremely short-sighted policy. (Thread continues)

#SingleUse #Plastics #Ban #Canada
So first off, deforestation is already a problem and one that can be alleviated with production of paper products using quickly-growing help as part of the solution. Instead, we now need more paper products, and with less carbon in the air, less trees and less trees growing.
So now with these new paper products that don't work really well, consumers will require more of them to perform in a similar manner as their plastic counterparts. = more waste (although biodegradable hopefully)
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CIEL experts will be at @UNFCCC Climate Conference #COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh🇪🇬.

They'll be joining the negotiations, monitoring the ambition gap between what States have promised & what is necessary to address the #ClimateEmergency.

The 27th Conference of the Parties to the @UNFCCC, #COP27, is taking place as climate impacts are raging across the globe, from unprecedented floods in Pakistan to continued drought across Africa, record destruction by forest fires in Europe & intensified storms in North America.
Each recent devastating climate event underscores that the #ClimateCrisis is a #HumanRights crisis.

The only way out is by acting urgently to keep warming below 1.5°C, centering people in responses to the climate emergency 🫂 & equitably addressing its mounting impacts ⚖️.
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Thank you @AOC I would not be silenced by @RepClayHiggins so let's talk about #petrochemicals in #Louisiana that are disproportionately killing Black people, shattering climate efforts and suffocating the world in plastic and other toxics. A thread.
#Petrochemicals, which are the toxic oil and gas products used to make plastics and pesticides, are #bigoil's big bet - set to be the main consumer of crude oil by 2050 they will shatter climate efforts like the #ParisAgreement:…
@RepClayHiggins' Louisiana is home to 150 #petrochemical plants - they are a part of the state’s ongoing legacy of #fossilfuelracism, and are killing Black and low-income residents.…
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This week, people have been discussing if eating #oysters conflicts with following a plant-based diet.

Today, we’re taking a look at the definition of sentience and #veganism—and at animal species that have been proven to be more sentient than humans used to think. 👇1/14 Image
Although there is legal and scientific disagreement about #sentience, there are some standards that are broadly accepted.

According to @SentienceInst, sentience is simply the ability to have positive and negative experiences, including pain. 2/14
The concept of animal #sentience is important for ethical reasons.

If #animals are sentient beings capable of feeling pain, most humans would agree that it is morally wrong to cause unnecessary pain or suffering to them. 3/14…
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@EthicalHourNews @BrendaChoi19 I'm other words, #Mattel corporation will, after 8 yrs, sell, as a successful, expdnding business, even more items, but each wrapped in 75% current environmentally catastrophic fossil-fuel-derived plastics. In short, @Mattel MIGHT do a little less wanton harm
@EthicalHourNews @BrendaChoi19 @Mattel This is how corporations trashing ecosystems, polluting & clogging, for millennia, oceans, soils, our bodies, with plastics, microplastics, toxic plastic breakdown products, cunningly deploy otherwise ethical organizations, institutions to do their marketing.
@EthicalHourNews @BrendaChoi19 @Mattel Let's not admire and praise ruthless, greedy, selfish companies, run by members of the #BillionaireClass, devastating environments, societies, whenever they issue, for PR purposes, proclamations of "green" proposals, not to stop, but slightly reduce the immense damage they do.
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🆕 @VUamsterdam' s study found that nearly 80% of the meat & dairy products from farm animals tested by scientists contain #Microplastics.

🤯 Where does that plastic come from? Most likely it originates from livestock feed.

READ in @guardian.

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2/4 - The presence of #Plastics in livestock could originate from the intentionally added #Microplastics in pesticides and fertilizers used to grow animal feed.

Find out more in our latest report 👇…
3/4 - In March, VUA researchers reported #Microplastics in human blood for the first time.

The discovery of the particles in blood shows they are ubiquitous in our environment, food, and bodies.

Read more about the impacts of #Plastics on our health ⤵️…
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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

#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

#health #ClimateCrisis #PlasticPollution #food…
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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…
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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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/27/2021…
A stream in Waipio smelled like beer. An investigation into a strange spill ensued.…

#runoff #contamination #alcohol #brewery #hawaii
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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!

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“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.
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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NEW report by @SRtoxics makes clear: Plastics pose a threat to #HumanRights throughout their whole life cycle.
A human rights-based approach to #PlasticsPolicy is urgently needed to #BreakFreeFromPlastic & uphold #EnvironmentalJustice.
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"It's urgent to address the interface of plastics & #HumanRights. The gaps & shortcomings in the area are posing a truly global threat. A rights-based approach to the plastics lifecycle can help prevent & redress human rights infringements." — @SRtoxics.
Indeed, from extraction to production, through transport, use, and disposal, plastics are impacting at least 10 of the most fundamental human rights.


Read more in our statement ⬇️ ⬇️…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 06/24/2021…
Changes in farming practices could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70% by 2036…

#FarmingPractices #greenhouse #GasEmissions #reduction
Mindat: The Wikipedia for Minerologists, Miners, and “Rock Hounds” (Except Not)…

#minerals #database
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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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** Research on a Post-it #MyPint21**
For @pintofscience's #Pint21 early career scientist Miranda Burke @beeingmirands invited our researchers to tell us about their projects through the medium of the humble sticky-note!

👇Here's a thread of their creations 👇 A sticky note that says "tackling global environmental
#MyPint21 from Mark Hamilton @Mark_H_22
“I’m researching how #coral reef degradation affects small-scale #tropical reef fisheries, incl. productivity, catch rates, fishing activity & diets in #fishing communities”
@ENVISIONDTP @LecReefs #Pint21 @LancsUniSciTech #GradSchEnv A drawing showing the implications of coral reef degradation
#MyPint21 from Mike Roberts & collaborator Estrella Luna @ELunaDiez
"#Plants can use their experiences of stress to 'prime' their offspring to be more resilient. We're trying to understand how they do it."
@BBSRC @N8agrifood #PlantSci @GlobalPlantGPC #Pint21 @LancsUniSciTech
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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…
"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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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 01/16/2021…
21 Global Developments to Watch Over the Next Five Years…

#developments #watch #predicted
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Kitten physical exam: (A thread)
Lymph node exam
#IDtwitter #Peds
Kitten physical exam:
Dysmetria testing
Kitten physical exam:
"Road test"
#Ortho #Geri
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