2. They got the influencers on side The team won the unlikely support of both the environmental and industry lobbies. While
Friends don't let friends get hooked on microbeads.
There are a variety of ways to keep the lakes great this winter, even when our climate is changing.
Microplastics could be harming future generations of these helpful bivalves.
Dr. Chelsea Rochman is a Marine Ecologist with emphases in Marine Ecology, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Chemistry. Her
The banning of microbeads is incredible news for the Great Lakes' future. Within these five bodies of water, 80 percent of all pollution is from plastics - be it microbeads or plastic water bottles.
A bill passed by the House could see products containing microbeads off store shelves by 2018.
Microbeads are so small, often measuring at a millimeter or smaller, that many wastewater treatment plants are not able to filter them out. Thus, microbeads make it through the treatment plants and into our waterways.
Ironically, one of the ways modern society has invented to keep itself clean is having a decidedly unclean affect on our waters.
For that matter, they know no state boundaries either. I think we'd all agree that relitigating this across all 3000+ counties
There are more than 5 trillion individual pieces of plastic in the ocean, of which more than 90% is smaller than a grain of rice.
And that's what the researchers call a "conservative estimate."
A new entry into the 2016 Democratic presidential race -- and yes, we've got his position on climate change.