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Category archives for: No Toxic

Paper-based electronics could fold, biodegrade and be the basis for the next generation of devices

It seems like every few months there’s a new cellphone, laptop or tablet that is so exciting people line up around the block to get their hands on it. While the perpetual introduction of new, slightly more advanced electronics has made businesses like Apple hugely successful, the short shelf life of these electronics is bad […]

Centre to set up e-waste recycling unit in Bengaluru

The Centre has announced a state-of-the-art e-waste recycling unit for Bengaluru, India’s technology capital which produces an estimated one lakh tonne of electronic waste a year. The Chemicals and Fertilizers Ministry, which is setting up the facility, said this is also India’s first such unit in the government sector. The Central Institute of Plastics Engineering […]

Long-awaited report on water contaminants released by HHS

A long-awaited government study on the toxicity levels chemicals commonly used in manufacturing was made public on Wednesday, months after a White House official warned that it could be a "potential public relations nightmare." The 800-plus-page draft report from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, a division of the US Department of Health […]

Blue-green toxic algae invades Florida river

As Florida reels from the ‘red tide’ algae bloom on its Gulf Coast, a freshwater bloom on the other side of the state has caused blue-green toxic slime to appear in the St. Lucie River. LiveScience reports that the blanket of goo is choking the estuary near Florida’s southeastern coast. Citing the Florida Department of […]

Aluminum Cookware: A Major Source of Lead and Other Toxic Metal Contamination in Bangladesh

High level of toxic heavy metal has been found in aluminium cookware in Bangladesh. A study reportentitled “Aluminum Cookware: A major source of Toxic Metal Contamination in Bangladesh”disclosed the facts and warned that aluminium cookware causes neurological difficulties. The report was officially launched by Environment & Social Development Organization-ESDO in a press briefing yesterday (Saturday) […]

German court rules cities can ban diesel cars to tackle pollution

Millions of heavily polluting vehicles could eventually disappear from roads across Germany after its top administrative court ruled that cities have the right to ban diesel motors in an effort to improve deadly air quality levels. Tuesday’s historic decision potentially affects an estimated 12m vehicles and has delivered a heavy blow to Europe’s largest car market, while […]

Michael Gove denies EU is ‘one step ahead’ on plastic straw ban

Michael Gove has become embroiled in a Twitter row with the EU over his suggestion that Brussels could block the UK government from banning plastic straws. The environment secretary and Frans Timmermans, a European commission vice-president, goaded each other on the social media platform over their rival claims to be the most advanced in clamping […]

Is it possible to live without plastic?

For 70 years, the world’s plastic usage has grown inexorably from humble beginnings to a position where humanity now produces roughly its own weight in plastic every year.But is there a turning point in view? Guardian revelations about the scale of plastic waste and the threat it poses has finally prompted the authorities to take the issue […]

Glitter could be bad for environment

Most glitters are in essence teeny tiny bits of shiny plastic, called microplastics. They are a well-known environmental hazard for the world's oceans, and they're currently a hot topic in the United Kingdom. The UK next year will implement a ban on microbeads — a type of microplastic found in face washes, body scrubs and other products. (The […]

Switching to organic farming could cut greenhouse gas emissions, study shows

Converting land from conventional agriculture to organic production could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the run-off of excess nitrogen from fertilisers, and cut pesticide use. It would also, according to a new report, be feasible to convert large amounts of currently conventionally farmed land without catastrophic harm to crop yields and without needing huge amounts of new land. […]

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