The health implications of consuming microplastics found in food and liquids

  Research findings show that you, unknowingly, eat thousands of plastic every year. Though abundant in water, air, and common foods, it’s unclear consuming microplastic might affect our health. The tiny pieces of plastic scientists call microplastics are everywhere. They sit at the bottom of the sea, mix into beach sand, and blow in the wind. … Continue reading The health implications of consuming microplastics found in food and liquids

Curbing the scourge of microplastics

“If only our species would realise that the consequences of our pollution effects all life on Earth, then perhaps we'd change our behaviour,” said Ian "Garbage Warrior" Dommisse, founder of Ecobrick Exchange. “Continuing to use single-use plastics is like burying our heads in the sand and hoping that the plastic won’t find its way into … Continue reading Curbing the scourge of microplastics

The problem with recycling plastic and what we can do about it

The term "recycling" is misleading when applied to most plastics. "Recycling" implies that the product is reintroduced to the economy as a fresh version of itself. E.g., glass bottles are recycled to make new glass bottles, aluminium soda cans are recycled to make new soda cans and recycled newspaper is used to create new newspaper. However, when … Continue reading The problem with recycling plastic and what we can do about it

How you can help save our seas

The United Nations Environmental Programme's Clean Seas campaign serves to connect smaller organisations wanting to make a difference in the ocean waste problem. Its research has made awareness tools available to the public that truly put the plastic problem in perspective - even we use their infographics. Currently, it is cheaper for companies to simply make new plastic from … Continue reading How you can help save our seas

Free transportation for all as France aims to tackle air pollution

Paris is said to be facing its worst air pollution in ten years, and the government has taken daring steps to save lives. All public transaportation systems will now operate without charges. However, some of the temporary measures taken to realize the national objective will make you wonder who the laws serve. Media reports confirm … Continue reading Free transportation for all as France aims to tackle air pollution

Patients at Beijing hospitals bemoan lack of beds and rooms

Image shows patients struggling to get tickets at a hospital. Peking University First Hospital, one of the best hospitals in China, has recently been swarmed with patients and the number is increasing everyday due to air pollution from coal-powered power stations and steel plants. The Chinese government declared war on the putty-colored smog earlier this year … Continue reading Patients at Beijing hospitals bemoan lack of beds and rooms

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The Chinese government has completed plans to introduce a carpool lane in Shenzhen City to help reduce congestion on the roads. HOV lanes are still rare in China but have existed in the United States since the late 1960s. Countries like Canada, Australia and New Zealand have also adopted the rules. All drivers who wish … Continue reading Vehicle License Plates Through Auction or Lottery Only.