News tagged with plastics

Ocean garbage frustrates search for Flight 370

Sometimes the object spotted in the water is a snarled fishing line. Or a buoy. Or something that might once have been the lid to an ice box. Not once—not yet at least—has it been a clue.

Mar 31, 2014
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Philippines financial capital bans plastic bags

The Philippines financial capital banned disposable plastic shopping bags and styrofoam food containers on Thursday, as part of escalating efforts across the nation's capital to curb rubbish that exacerbates ...

Jun 20, 2013
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Non-toxic flame retardants

Electronics, vehicles, textiles – almost all modern-day products contain some form of plastic. Its high combustibility means it must be protected from naked flames. New techniques simplify the production ...

Oct 22, 2013
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Determining biocontainers' carbon footprint

Many efforts to reduce the environmental impacts associated with commercial horticulture production have failed to influence the general public. For example, one recent study showed that the use of organic fertilizers offered ...

Apr 28, 2014
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