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Financing the end of plastic pollution

GreenBiz

Sponsored: The Global Plastics Treaty must include a financing plan that supports the countries most impacted by plastic pollution and least equipped to deal with it.

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Road hazard: Evidence mounts on toxic pollution from tires

GreenBiz

But experts say these tire emissions are a significant source of air and water pollution and may be affecting humans as well as wildlife. Researchers are only beginning to uncover the toxic cocktail of chemicals, microplastics and heavy metals hidden in car and truck tires.

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‘Painting with light’ project makes air pollution visible

Envirotec Magazine

Researchers and artists have joined forces to ‘paint with light’ – making invisible air pollution visible and demonstrating the health risks posed to people living and working in Ethiopia, India, and the UK. Professor Pope commented: “Air pollution is the leading global environmental risk factor.

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Air pollution and trees study overturns “rough and hairy is good” dictum

Envirotec Magazine

Surrey researcher Yendle Barwise assembling one of the pollution monitors. If you’re trying to take pollution out of the air, choose evergreen trees with smaller leaves. They studied which caught the most particles of pollution and which best allowed the rain to wash those particles safely to the ground.

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Here's how we can maximize the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to end plastic pollution

GreenBiz

plastic treaty talks begin their crucial next-to-last round, how can we ensure the opportunity to end plastic pollution progresses in a way that is ambitious, effective and fair? As the U.N.

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Experts to help tackle air pollution from domestic solid fuel burning in Greater Manchester

Envirotec Magazine

Environmental and engineering consultancy Ricardo is applying its expertise in air quality measurement to enable local authorities across Greater Manchester to monitor the contribution to air pollution from wood burning stoves, raise public awareness of its risks, and reduce its impact on people’s health.

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Retention ponds can reduce tyre particle pollution

Envirotec Magazine

The researchers say that while the number of retention ponds and wetlands is quite small, in terms of the UK’s entire road network, the study has international significance as to the most effective ways to mitigate against the potential impacts of tyre pollution on a global scale. It was funded by UK National Highways.

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