Microplastics

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Babies that are bottle-fed consume 1.6 million pieces of microplastic every day: study
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Babies that are bottle-fed consume 1.6 million pieces of microplastic every day: study

Over a 21-day test period, the team found that the bottles released between 1.3 and 16.2 million plastic microparticles per litre.

Many human organs are vulnerable to microplastics in the environment, new study demonstrates
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Many human organs are vulnerable to microplastics in the environment, new study demonstrates

The researchers highlight that there is still much than needs to be studied around how plastic impacts humans.

G20 nations agree on deal to reduce marine plastic pollution, but details of implementation unclear for now
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G20 nations agree on deal to reduce marine plastic pollution, but details of implementation unclear for now

The deal would be 'the first step' to tackling plastic waste, Hiroaki Odachi of Greenpeace Japan said in a statement.

Human beings are consuming a credit card worth of plastic in a week: new study
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Human beings are consuming a credit card worth of plastic in a week: new study

The average person could be consuming 1,769 particles of plastic every week from water alone.

Microplastic pollution on seashore linked to population size of coastal cities
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Microplastic pollution on seashore linked to population size of coastal cities

Mumbai beaches have the highest concentration of microplastic particles, in India, according to a study.

Airborne plastic particles have gone as far as remote mountaintops, study claims
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Airborne plastic particles have gone as far as remote mountaintops, study claims

Microplastics have been discovered even in tap water world over, including the far reaches of Antarctica.

Solar-powered Pacific cleanup project has not picked up any plastic in 3 months
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Solar-powered Pacific cleanup project has not picked up any plastic in 3 months

The plastic barrier is intended to act like a coastline, trapping about 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic

Japan passes new anti-plastic law to reduce volume of waste dumped into ocean
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Japan passes new anti-plastic law to reduce volume of waste dumped into ocean

A bill intended to reduce the volume of microplastics dumped into the ocean was approved by Japan's parliament on Friday

Milind Deora column: Maharashtra's plastic ban is just the beginning, more needs to be done for environment
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Milind Deora column: Maharashtra's plastic ban is just the beginning, more needs to be done for environment

While plastic is immensely useful in certain industries, it is equally wasteful and damaging in others.

The Maneka Gandhi column: Say no to microbeads, the single biggest killers on the planet
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The Maneka Gandhi column: Say no to microbeads, the single biggest killers on the planet

While microbeads make no value addition to our life, they are steadily destroying life as we know it, says Maneka Gandhi.