Tag Archive for 'plastic waste'

Increasing amounts of plastic litter on the seafloor of the Arctic Ocean

October 24th, 2012 by Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research

Dr. Melanie Bergmann, biologist and deep-sea expert at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association, has found that the amount of plastic litter on the Arctic sea floor has increased. Her findings are reported in the paper “Increase of litter at the Arctic deep-sea observatory Hausgarten” published in Marine […]

Most plastics release estrogenic chemicals according to paper published in Environmental Health Perspectives

March 11th, 2011 by Environmental Health Perspectives

A paper published in March 2011 in the peer-reviewed open-access monthly journal Environmental Health Perspectives finds that most plastics contain chemicals with estrogenic activity that leach even if they are advertised as Bisphenol A (BPA) free. The paper “Most Plastic Products Release Estrogenic Chemicals: A Potential Health Problem That Can Be Solved” states that “almost […]

Making plastic waste into durable and practical furniture

October 29th, 2010 by Richard Lord

All over the world creative people are coming up with ways of dealing with the millions of tons of plastic thrown away each year. In Chile, creative designer Rodrigo Alonso, has devised a way of using hard-to-recycle plastic from electronic devices, toys, drink trays, and stadium seats etc. to produce functional and durable furniture. The […]