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Concern About 'Microplastics' In The Ocean Expressed By Leading Scientists
2014-07-11 03:06:59

Sea Education Association Microplastics – microscopic particles of plastic debris – are of increasing concern because of their widespread presence in the oceans and the potential physical and toxicological risks they pose to organisms. This is the view of two of the world's most eminent authorities on the subject, Professor Kara Lavender Law, of Sea Education Association (Woods Hole, MA), and Professor Richard Thompson of Plymouth University (UK). In an article published today...

2014-04-29 12:25:14

City-Wide Recycling Initiatives Much Better Options, Says SPI WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association opposes the partial plastic bag ban unanimously approved by the Chicago City Council's Environmental Committee. The measure is scheduled to go before the full City Council Wednesday, April 30. "The proposal to ban plastic shopping bags in Chicago is an ill-conceived job killer that will become a costly burden to families across the...

2014-03-26 16:22:59

NEW YORK, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, New York City Councilmembers Brad Lander and Margaret Chin introduced legislation that would require a minimum 10-cent citywide fee on paper and plastic grocery bags. The following is a statement from Lee Califf, Chair of the American Progressive Bag Alliance, an organization representing the United States' plastic bag manufacturing and recycling sector, which employs 30,800 workers in 349 communities across the nation,...

Plastic Shopping Bags Can Be Turned Into Fuel, Other Petroleum Products
2014-02-13 06:51:01

Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Plastic shopping bags, an abundant source of litter on land and at sea, can be converted into diesel, natural gas and other useful petroleum products, researchers report. The conversion produces significantly more energy than it requires and results in transportation fuels – diesel, for example – that can be blended with existing ultra-low-sulfur diesels and biodiesels. Other products, such as natural gas,...

2013-04-13 23:01:46

Gummybear International, owners of the Gummibär brand and the animated singing and dancing gummy bear character, are giving away complimentary echo-friendly, reusable Gummibär shopping bags on their website http://gummybearshop.com with every order of $20 or more. Teaneck, NJ (PRWEB) April 13, 2013 Go green with Gummibär for Earth Day! Gummybear International, creators of the lovable singing and dancing gummy bear character known as Gummibär, are giving away free...

2013-04-12 23:04:25

Gummybear International, owners of the Gummibär brand and the animated singing and dancing gummy bear character, are giving away Gummibär reusable shopping bags every day from now until Earth Day on April 22nd.  Visit http://gummibar.net for more information. Teaneck, NJ (PRWEB) April 12, 2013 Gummybear International, creators of the lovable singing and dancing gummy bear character known as Gummibär, are giving away free Gummibär shopping bags every day from now...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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