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Cruise industry criticized over release of raw or poorly treated sewage

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an average cruise ship with 3,000 passengers and crew produces about 21,000 gallons of sewage a day.
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Plastic-eating moth larva could speed biodegradation of polyethylene

Researchers found that bacteria from the guts of a worm known to munch on food packaging can degrade polyethylene (PE), the most common form of plastic.
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Researchers use waste glycerol to make lactic acid

Scientists at ETH Zurich have been working on an eco-friendly process to convert the substance into lactic acid, an important platform molecule in the manufacture of bio-chemicals.
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New sensor checks water quality in treatment plants, factories

A new sensor is claimed to provide a more accurate and cheaper method for assessing the quality of drinking water in treatment plants.
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Investors sought for solar desalination technology

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to move a new small-scale desalination product from prototype into production.
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New processing plants in Ireland to convert plastic waste to fuel

Six new plastic waste processing plants are planned to be built in Ireland by Irish-based Trifol Resources Limited.
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Environmental group sues city of San Jose over San Francisco Bay pollution

San Francisco Baykeeper is taking legal action over runoff pollution that ends up in San Francisco Bay.
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Scarce water supplies drive wastewater treatment market in mining industry

As the mining industry moves further into areas with scarce natural water sources, the global water and wastewater market in the industry is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.69 percent from 2014 to 2018.
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Spain faces legal action over inadequate wastewater treatment

The European Commission first warned the country in 2003 about its concerns over wastewater treatment in areas with a population equivalent of more than 10,000.
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Sewage recycling technology firm seeks investors

A company that specializes in sewage recycling technology is looking to raise up to $5 million through the EquityNet crowdfunding platform for investors.
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