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Estimated 5 trillion plastic pieces floating in world's oceans

More than 5 trillion pieces of plastic are floating in the world's oceans, according to a study published in the journal PLOS One.
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New method uses sunlight, nanoparticle composite to break down BPA

Scientists have found a way to harness nanoparticles and visible light to break down substances like bisphenol A (BPA) in wastewater and soil.
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Symphony's Sanafor antimicrobial technology registered with EPA

Plastics specialist Symphony Environmental Technologies plc has registered its Sanafor PO-5 antimicrobial masterbatch with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Plastics, polymers to dominate global pharmaceutical packaging market

Over the years through 2018, the global pharmaceutical packaging market is predicted to reach $78.79 billion, with Europe, Japan and the U.S. accounting for about 70% of the entire market.
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Brazil ramps up plastics resins imports

Due to Brazil's rapidly growing industry, demand for plastics and plastic resins is continually growing, leading to a rising volume and value of imports.
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Study links BPA exposure to obesity in girls

New research published in the journal PLOS ONE found that girls aged between nine and 12 that had high levels of BPA in their bodies were twice as likely to be obese as their peers.
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Italian plastics firm to open plant in Tennessee

Italian plastics company So.F.Ter Group has announced plans to open its first U.S. operation in Tennessee. The company said that it will invest $11.5 million in the facility in Wilson County, which will initially employ 50 people.
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US recycling of rigid plastics on the rise

More than 934 million pounds of post-consumer rigid plastics were recycled by the United States and Canada in 2011, which was 13 percent more than in the previous year.
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EU plastic waste in decline

The amount of used packaging that ends up in landfills or being burned without any energy recovery is decreasing thanks to improved recycling and higher recovery rates.
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Converting plastics to fuel might prove major energy source for Canada

If the entire amount of non-recycled plastics that end up in Canada's landfills is converted to fuel, the produced energy would be enough to run 600,000 automobiles per year.
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