Tagged: plastics

They’re everywhere: New study finds polyester fibres throughout the Arctic Ocean - Hot off the press

Guest Author Jan 13, 2021

Peter S. Ross, University of British Columbia The Arctic has long proven to be a barometer of the health of our planet. This remote part of the world faces unprecedented environmental assaults, as climate change and industrial chemicals threaten a way of life for Inuit and other Indigenous and northern communities that rely heavily on seafood and marine … Read More

The future of plastics: reusing the bad and encouraging the good - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 03, 2017

By Kim Pickering, University of Waikato Plastics have got themselves a bad name, mainly for two reasons: most are made from petroleum and they end up as litter in the environment. We’re reposting this article from The Conversation as part of our Consuming Science series. However, both of these are quite avoidable. An increased focus on … Read More