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EU proposes ban on 90% of microplastic pollutants

European Chemicals Agency draft law aims to cut 400,000 tonnes of plastic pollution — A wide-ranging ban on microplastics covering about 90% of pollutants has been proposed by the EU in an attempt to cut 400,000 tonnes of plastic pollution in 20 years. Every year, Europe releases a bulk amount of microplastics six times bigger …

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the ocean cleanup system 001 during testing in the great pacific garbage patch

Great Pacific garbage patch $20m cleanup fails to collect plastic

Engineers at the Ocean Cleanup project are working on a fix to stop collected debris leaking back out from the 600m barrier — A giant floating barrier launched off the coast of San Francisco as part of a $20m project to cleanup a swirling island of rubbish between California and Hawaii, is failing to collect …

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