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Trump administration lifts ban on pesticides linked to declining bee numbers

Environmentalists say lifting the restriction poses a grave threat to pollinating insects

The Trump administration has rolled back a series of Obama-era environmental restrictions. Photograph: Larry W. Smith/EPA

Published on The Guardian website on 4th August 2018

 

The Trump administration has rescinded an Obama-era ban on the use of pesticides linked to declining […]

UK's plastic waste may be dumped overseas instead of recycled

Millions of tons of plastic sent abroad for recycling may be being dumped in landfill

A worker sorts through polyethylene terephthalate bottles in a recycling factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photograph: Zakir Chowdhury/Barcroft

Published on The Guardian website on the 23rd July 2018

 

Millions of tons of waste plastic from British businesses and homes […]

Recycling hope for plastic-hungry enzyme

Credit – David Jones

Published on the BBC News website on the 16th April 2018 By Mary Halton Science reporter, BBC News

 

Scientists have improved a naturally occurring enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics.

PET, the strong plastic commonly used in bottles, takes hundreds of years to […]

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