Paris to ban single-use plastic at 2024 Olympic Games

Paris to ban single-use plastic at 2024 Olympic Games

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Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Friday the city planned to ban single-use plastic when it holds the 2024 Olympic Games as part of efforts to tackle a global plastic pollution crisis.

paris olympics“We have decided to make the Olympic Games the first major major event without single-use plastic,” Hidalgo told a press conference at a session of the International Forum of Mayors against Plastic Pollution.

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There can be 240,000 plastic particles in a litre bottle of water

There can be 240,000 plastic particles in a litre bottle of water

via New Scientist

recycle plasticA single 1-litre bottle of water could contain 240,000 microscopic plastic particles. The health implications of ingesting plastic are unclear, but early research suggests such particles could travel into various organs within the body.

Millions of tonnes of plastic are produced every year as a result of human activity, such as the fishing industry and domestic waste. Most of this is made up of microplastics, which measure between 1 micrometre and 5 millimetres across.

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A Strange Plastic Rock Has Ominously Invaded 5 Continents

A Strange Plastic Rock Has Ominously Invaded 5 Continents

via Popular Mechanics

plastic rockPlastics are now  infecting the Earth’s geology—so much that experts are now calling to formally recognize a new kind of sedimentary rock: plastistone. Deyi Hou, an associate professor at Tsinghua University in China, and his colleague Liuwei Wang recently wrote a paper about the emergence of this new plastic-rock fusion.

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FDA Investigates Failure-Prone Plastic Syringes Made in China

FDA Investigates Failure-Prone Plastic Syringes Made in China

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via Plastics Today

Agency recommends avoiding use of plastic syringes manufactured in China as it evaluates quality issues resulting in leakage and breakage.

  • FDA has received information about quality issues associated with several China-based manufacturers of syringes
  • Manufacturers made changes to syringe dimensions, affecting performance and safety
  • BD syringes not affected as almost all are made in US

Read the full story here: https://www.plasticstoday.com/medical/fda-investigates-failure-prone-plastic-syringes-made-in-china

Countries meet in Kenya to thrash out global plastic pollution treaty

Countries meet in Kenya to thrash out global plastic pollution treaty

Government delegations will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, to hammer out details of what could be the first global treaty to tackle the plastic pollution crisis.

A key focus for the discussions on Monday will be whether targets to restrict plastic production should be decided unilaterally or whether states should choose their own targets; this is, say environmentalists, the “centre of gravity” for the treaty’s ambition.

Read the full story here: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/nov/12/countries-meeting-nairobi-kenya-global-plastic-pollution-treaty

Domino Plastics Company Explores Opportunities at NPE2024: The Plastics Show

Domino Plastics Company Explores Opportunities at NPE2024: The Plastics Show

domino plasticsIn the world of plastics, innovation and networking are key drivers of growth and success. For companies like Domino Plastics, staying at the forefront of industry trends and forging valuable connections can make all the difference. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our participation in NPE2024: The Plastics Show, scheduled to take place from May 6-10, 2024, in Orlando, Florida.

Produced by the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), NPE2024 stands as the largest and most innovative plastics trade show in the Americas, marking its return after a six-year hiatus. This event promises premier networking opportunities, educational sessions led by industry experts, and a glimpse into the latest technological advancements driving the plastics industry forward.

With over 2,000 exhibitors showcasing their products and services, including industry giants and innovative startups, NPE2024 presents an unparalleled chance for companies like Domino Plastics to explore new avenues and stay ahead in the ever-evolving plastic landscape. With over 10,000 square feet of recycling demonstrations and more than 100 education sessions, the possibilities for learning and collaboration are limitless.

At Domino Plastics, we’re deeply committed to environmentally responsible practices, and we specialize in plastic scrap buying and selling. That’s why the extensive focus on recycling at NPE2024 piqued our interest. The exhibition provides a unique opportunity to witness the latest advancements in recycling technologies and sustainable practices. It’s a testament to the industry’s dedication to reducing its environmental footprint and fostering a more sustainable future.

Developing new contacts, strengthening existing relationships, and gaining industry knowledge are invaluable assets that will undoubtedly contribute to our company’s growth and success. We are eagerly looking forward to our participation in NPE2024: The Plastics Show. It is an event that aligns perfectly with our mission to promote responsible plastic recycling practices and explore innovative solutions in the plastics industry. Stay tuned for updates from the show as we share our experiences, insights, and discoveries with the wider plastics community.

For more information about our plastic scrap buying and selling services, feel free to contact us at Joe@domplas.com or call (631) 751-1995. You can also text us at (516) 972-5632. Visit our website at www.domplas.com to learn more about Domino Plastics Company and our commitment to recycling plastic responsibly.

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Complimentary Guest Pass Now Available for NPE2024: The Plastics Show

Complimentary Guest Passes Now Available for NPE2024: The Plastics Show

Port Jefferson, NY—Excitement is building for NPE2024: The Plastics Show, the world’s largest plastics conference and tradeshdomino plasticsow, and Domino Plastics Company Inc. is thrilled to be a part of it. Following the unfortunate cancellation of the last NPE due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Domino Plastics eagerly anticipates showcasing its plastic scrap recycling services at the upcoming event. NPE2024 will take place from May 6 to 10, 2024, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Domino Plastics, a leading full-service plastic scrap recycling company with over 35 years of experience, plays a vital role in the recycling industry by buying and selling all types of post-industrial plastics.

“We are looking forward to this year’s plastics show in Orlando. NPE has always been a valuable resource for Domino Plastics to connect with manufacturers who generate scrap or require recycled raw materials,” said Michael Domino, COO at Domino Plastics.

In a special announcement, NPE2024 is offering a complimentary guest pass to attendees. This pass grants access to the entire event, including the opportunity to visit Domino Plastics’ booth and explore the latest innovations in the plastics industry.

To register for your complimentary guest pass and join the plastics industry’s most anticipated event, please visit NPE2024 Guest Pass Registration.

Don’t miss this chance to be a part of NPE2024: The Plastics Show and experience the future of plastics processing.

To learn more about Domino Plastics Company and its services, please visit www.domplas.com or contact (631) 751-1995.

About Domino Plastics Company Inc.

Since 1983, Domino Plastics has been at the forefront of collecting and reselling post-industrial plastic scrap. With a commitment to providing the best prices for plastics and fast scrap pickup services throughout the United States, Domino Plastics continues to contribute to the circular economy.

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NAME: Michael Domino

PHONE: (631) 751-1995

EMAIL: Mike@domplas.com

About NPE2024: The Plastics Show

Recognized as the world’s largest plastics trade show and conference, NPE brings together all industry sectors, including vertical and peripheral markets, end markets, brand owners, and recyclers. Following the unfortunate cancellation of the previous event in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NPE2024 is set to be an extraordinary gathering of plastics professionals from across the globe. With over 65,000 buyers in attendance and more than 1 million square feet of exhibit space, NPE2024 promises to be a groundbreaking event showcasing emerging technologies, equipment, and materials for every phase of plastics processing.

NPE2024 is produced by Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) and remains the only international plastics event organized by the industry, for the industry. To register and find more information, please visit www.npe.org.

About Plastics Industry Association

Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), formerly known as SPI, is the leading organization supporting the entire plastics supply chain in the United States. Representing nearly one million workers in the $418 billion industry, PLASTICS has been instrumental in advancing recycling and sustainability initiatives while enhancing the global competitiveness of its members. For more information about PLASTICS’ educational initiatives, industry insights, events, networking opportunities, and North America’s largest plastics trade show, NPE2024: The Plastics Show, visit www.plasticsindustry.org. Stay connected with PLASTICS on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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The Microplastic Crisis Is Getting Exponentially Worse

The Microplastic Crisis Is Getting Exponentially Worse

via Wired

plastic scrapNot even the Arctic Ocean is immune to the incessant growth of microplastic pollution. In a new study that analyzed sediment core samples, researchers quantified how many of the particles have been deposited since the early 1930s. As scientists have shown elsewhere, the team found that microplastic contamination in the Arctic has been growing exponentially and in lockstep with the growth of plastic production—which is now up to a trillion pounds a year, with the global amount of plastic waste projected to triple by 2060.

Read the full story here: https://www.wired.com/story/the-microplastic-crisis-is-getting-exponentially-worse/

Amazon might finally be cutting down on plastic waste

Amazon might finally be cutting down on plastic waste

via Popular Science

After years of criticism for its outsize use of plastic, the world’s largest retailer appears to be making progress to reduce its plastic footprint.

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Amazon announced in its latest sustainability report on Tuesday that orders shipped from its fulfillment centers used 85,916 metric tons of single-use plastic in 2022—an 11.6 percent decrease from the amount used in 2021.

Read the full story here: https://www.popsci.com/environment/amazon-cut-down-plastic-waste/

The future of recycling could one day mean dissolving plastic with electricity

The future of recycling could one day mean dissolving plastic with electricity

via Phys.org

 

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Chemists at CU Boulder have developed a new way to recycle a common type of plastic found in soda bottles and other packaging. The team’s method relies on electricity and some nifty chemical reactions, and it’s simple enough that you can watch the plastic break apart in front of your eyes.

The researchers described their new approach to chemical recycling in the journal Chem Catalysis.

Read the full story here: https://phys.org/news/2023-07-future-recycling-day-dissolving-plastic.html