Aug 25 2016
They are a vital food source for other marine creatures.
Do you think microbeads should be banned? The microbeads in scrubs, shower gels and toothpastes are an avoidable part of this plastic pollution problem. They're basically the little beads that help scrub the dead cells from your skin. And why are they so bad?
Well, they are plastic, so they basically accumulate in the world's waters. According to the government report, up to 86 tonnes of microbeads from toiletry products are washed into the marine environment from the United Kingdom each year.
And a single shower can result in around 100,000 plastic particles entering the ocean.
Research done on North Sea mussels found that the gut wall could stop microplastics from entering tissues, but very small particles could potentially pass through.
Ms Creagh said: "Shockingly, a plate of six oysters can contain up to 50 particles of plastic".
Yep, there'll be plastic in these oysters (Picture: Getty Images)Oh my God! "We don't know exactly what it is costing the fishing industry as it is slowing down the rate of growth and reproduction of shellfish". Through no fault of their own fish are being forced to eat poisonous plastics.
Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, and Procter & Gamble have made pledges to phase out the most common kind of microbead from all products, regardless of where they're sold. But the EAC say this isn't going to cut it, and only a full legal ban on microbeads will bring about the change needed.
Hollywood promises pressure as British Bake Off begins
There had been a slight delay in airing of the seventh series of the show due to the Olympics; however, it is back with a bang. He will be competing against eleven other contestants and a year ago the competition had more than 15 million viewers.
Campaign's rising rent at Trump Tower came as space expanded
The Trump campaign's excuse that the campaign was expanding would be plausible if the campaign were hiring more people. The Huffington Post noted that the FEC filings don't state how many of those employees actually worked in Trump Tower.
These challenges lie ahead for the new RBI Governor Urjit R Patel
Patel has closely worked with Rajan earlier as he headed the committee appointed by Rajan to suggest a monetary policy framework. In fact, it has often been said that Patel has been Rajan's lieutenant in combating inflation at the central bank.
Microplastic pollution comes from the fragmentation of larger pieces of plastic waste, small synthetic fibres from clothing and the microbeads used in cosmetics and other products. "If this isn't possible after our vote to leave the European Union, then the government should introduce a national ban. We will now consider what further action is appropriate, and make any announcements in due course", the spokesperson was quoted to have said.
They're basically indestructible (Picture: Alamy)Is it easy to see when something has microbeads?
Canada also banned the manufacture and sale of products containing microbeads earlier in 2015 after its own government concluded that banning the microbeads was a simple solution to a massive problem.
They said their sewerage systems and treatment processes are not created to remove microplastics and it is not a requirement of the Environment Agency to do so.
At the least, the committee is calling on the government to introduce a clear labelling scheme for microbeads during the transitional period of a voluntary phase out to provide transparency for customers.
Luckily there are quite a few alternatives that won't absolutely wreck the planet.
A tiny marine copepod (called Centropages) has ingested microbeads from a widely used facewash.
For example, Lush has a good range of oatmeal and sea salt scrubs for facial and body exfoliation.
Although microbeads are a significant and avoidable part of the problem, the wider issue of microplastic pollution can not be set aside once microbeads have been dealt with, the report found.
Aug 25 2016
Hawks claim Pravin Gordhan is facing three criminal charges
It's thought that one of the main reasons Nhlanhla Nene was shown the door was that he refused to sign off on the nuclear deal. The Treasury confirmed that Pravin Gordhan was taking legal advice having been contacted by the elite police unit, the Hawks.
Aug 24 2016
North Korea Just Launched The Worst Netflix Clone Ever
North Korea just released a new streaming service called Manbang (keep it to yourself) that works through a physical, set-top box. So it's a bit of a mystery why North Korea has built a Netflix clone, but I sure am glad that there's photos of it.
Aug 23 2016
Ramen Replaces Cigarettes As Chief Prison Currency, Study Says
Cigarettes have officially been replaced by noodles as the most popular currency in U.S. prisons. The fact that this practice has suddenly changed has potentially serious implications".
Aug 23 2016
Pfizer nears deal to acquire Medivation for close to US$14b
Pfizer's financial advisers were Guggenheim Securities and Centerview Partners, with Ropes & Gray LLP providing legal counsel. Shares of Incyte Corp (INCY.O) and Seattle Genetics (SGEN.O), rose as much as 11 percent and 4 percent, respectively.
Aug 23 2016
Floods in India kill 40, force hundreds of thousands from their homes
The DG also briefed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with full updates of the flood situation in these states late in the night. In Bihar alone, the relief and rescue teams evacuated around 3,400 people on Sunday.
Aug 22 2016
Dak Prescott Shows Poise, Potential for Cowboys Against Rams
On pretty much every draft board Prescott would have been there (he wound up going to the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round). Mannion replaced Goff to start the third quarter. "That was Bryant"s last play of the game, but Prescott was far from done.
Aug 22 2016
Police officer shot and killed in New Mexico
Police say two others were in the vehicle when Hanes shot Chavez before fleeing, carjacking a man at a rest stop, shooting him. Hanes then fled on Interstate 25 at speeds up to 100 miles per hour before stopping at the rest stop, authorities said.
Aug 21 2016
Gawker Will Shut Down Next Week
Current Gawker .com staffers will be moved to one of those other sites or be assigned to other Univision editorial positions. The New York-based blog's other assets, including sites like Gizmodo and Jezebel , will continue under new ownership.
Aug 21 2016
Parents balk at EpiPen price increases
He says the company has remarketed the decades- old device, without making any significant changes, since acquiring it in 2007. Ultimately, "the math, we felt, was a little silly; so we made a decision to come out and say 'This is our desired price'".
Aug 21 2016
Mount Notre Dame grad wins bronze in Rio
Nothing worked until the fourth set when 6-4 Karsta Lowe found a rhythm. The U.S. women's volleyball team will not be making history in Rio.
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