Plastic has probably been part of your life for as long as you can remember. As a baby, you would have been fed through plastic bottles, plastic plates, and plastic cutlery, because it doesn't break and it is easy to clean. Growing up, there is no doubt that plastic has been there for you all the steps of the way, from lunch boxes to water bottles, from cooking utensils to food packaging, from shopping bags to plastic straws in your cocktails. But it's time to end this dependent relationship you have with plastic. The break-up is inevitable. And there's a simple reason why: you and plastic, it's a toxic relationship.
Has an alternative to plastic just been discovered in Australia? Hopes are rising as researchers discovered that a bee, the native Hylaeus nubilosus masked bee, produces a "cellophane-like" material for its nests.
Microplastics are everywhere around us: in the food we eat, the water we drink, the cosmetics we use, and even in the air we breathe. But what are their consequences on human health, and how dangerous are they? Read the story here.
Too much exposure to certain kinds of plastic could pose a health risk, according to new research. A new study by the University of Plymouth in England shows that there could be a "significant and widespread contamination" of everyday items containing black plastic, such as thermos cups, toys, coat hangers, and Christmas decorations.
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