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Plastic water bottle visible during the finale of Game of Thrones

Just two weeks after Eagle Eyes discovered a take-away coffee cup in a sequel to "Game of Thrones," the much-anticipated finale of the series was once again a bewildering cameo. Eight years of fighting for the Iron Throne can leave you a little dried out. The bottle debuted in a tense scene as characters discussed the fate of Westeros. The …

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Found 414 million plastic parts in Australia's "last untouched paradise"

Much of the garbage was consumer goods such as bottle caps, straws and shoes. (Representative) Canberra: 414 million pieces of plastic were found on remote Cocos (Keeling) islands in the Indian Ocean, including one million shoes and over 370,000 toothbrushes. The study, published Thursday in the Scientific Reports journal, found that Australian territory was littered with 238 tons of plastic, …

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New plastic material can always be recycled

As Berkeley Lab explains, the fillers and chemicals used in plastic objects are usually tightly bound to monomers – molecules that combine to form large plastic molecules, called polymers. These additives could lead to unexpected properties when blending various plastics for recycling. This means that items that have already been made from recycled plastics may need to go directly to …

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China's recycling ban has sent America's plastic to Malaysia. Now they do not want it

They were arrested during a government crackdown on unlicensed plastic recycling companies as the country sought to stem a growing illegal industry. "It's illegal," said Yeo Bee Yin, Malaysia's Minister of Energy, Science, Technology and Environment, and Climate Change, who participated in the raid and invited journalists to watch. "It's against the Environmental Quality Act because there are no licenses …

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Coachella, California: Woman caught in the video and threw a plastic bag full of puppies near a trash can

The woman is being charged with leaving the newborn puppies in a plastic bag near a dumpster behind a NAPA auto parts store on Thursday afternoon, according to Riverside County Animal Services. Animal Services' Commander Chris Mayer said he is using the Riverside to build an animal cruelty case against the wife of the district sheriff's office and the district …

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What is forbidden, what not? A collapse of Albuquerque's plastic ban

Plastic bags are banned in retail stores. Restaurants can still use plastic bags on the go. Styrofoam and plastic straws are permitted, but straws are available upon request lead to a warning, followed by fines of $ 100 and $ 250 for further crimes Companies may charge fees for disposable plastic items. Retailers should be asked to pay for people …

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Stuffed sandwiches recall potential plastic contamination, officials say

Approximately 56,578 pounds of filled sandwiches were recalled because they are reported to be contaminated by semi-transparent plastic, according to the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). (USDA) Approximately 56,578 pounds of filled sandwiches were recalled because they are contaminated with semitransparent plastic, according to the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The recall was announced on Friday. Two days …

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