Many organisms have ingested these fragments of plastic
, and that includes humans.
One proposal was to increase the fee collected for the plastic
bags from 20 sen to 40 sen or even 50 sen each, he said.
Environmentalists decry landfill plastic
, but modern landfills are designed to accept waste with a minimum of environmental impact.
Because of the decline, recycling related requirements on some companies' bottle and container packaging could come into play unless the state is able to increase the plastic
recycling rate to more than 25 percent by next year.
They must remove any plastic
containing brominated flame retardants and treat it separately.
But does this mean that there could actually be a return to plastic
skins on cars?
The Weekly Standard argued that there is plenty of sand, trees, petroleum and farm products to produce new glass, paper and plastic
, so recycling is a waste of time that robs Seattle households of 16 minutes per week on sorting cast-offs.
However, some engineers have created components that operate at high frequencies, such as the plastic
diode reported last year by researchers in Belgium (SN: 8/13/05,p.
beverage bottles sold in the United States are made from a type of plastic
known as polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
There are other problems with plastic
. When certain plastics
deteriorate, they release chemicals that may act as endocrine disruptors and interfere with normal hormone functioning in animals and humans.
They also recognized that screws with excessive compression ratios had their own problems, such as bailing-up at the feed throat of a strip-fed rubber extruder, or pushing unmelted pellets through a pelletized plastic
Julie is one of thousands of teens opting for plastic