US to phase out federal purchase of single-use plastics

President Joe Biden's administration on Friday announced plans to phase out single-use plastics in all federal operations by 2035, as part of a broader effort to combat what it deemed a rising global crisis.

How should Japan make use of vacant homes in old new towns?

During Japan's 1960–90 population boom, new towns sprouted up across the nation. These new towns were quiet residential neighborhoods of suburban areas, many of which are now shrinking in terms of inhabitants. They have ...

Why surface materials matter in health care settings

Health care facilities serve as havens for patients seeking treatment for disease and injury. However, they can also be home to a hidden world of microbes, lurking in places and devices that lead to life-threatening infections.

Addressing antimicrobial resistance in Australian water sources

"Measuring, Managing, Mitigating: Gaining a One Health Perspective on Removing Antimicrobial Residues from Water," a white paper released today by Shawview Consulting, provides recommendations aimed at addressing the critical ...

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