Plastic Current Affairs, GK & News

Nanoplastics in human food chain

A new study published in the journal Nano Today revealed that nanoplastics travel up the human food web via plants, insects and fish. Key facts Nonplastics are plastic debris particles that are smaller than 1,000 nanometre, which is equal to one billionth of a metre. Because of their miniscule size, nanoplastics are capable of passing ..

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Plastindia 2023 Plastic Exhibition & Conference

“Plastindia 2023-11th International Plastic Exhibition & Conference” was recently launched by Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers. When will the exhibition be held? It will be held from February 1 to February 5, 2023, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. What is the importance of the exhibition? It will attract international plastic players to India. It ..

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‘Sambhav’ and ‘Svavlamban’ initiatives

‘Sambhav’ and ‘Svavlamban’ are the initiatives to tackle the issue of plastic waste in India. About the initiatives ‘Sambhav’ and ‘Svavlamban’ initiatives were launched by Union Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, at the International Summit on Plastics Recycling and Waste Management. These initiatives aim to encourage young ..

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Global Plastics Treaty – Update (March, 2022)

Global Plastics Treaty will be one of the most significant international environmental laws in history. About the treaty UN member states have agreed to start international negotiations on drawing up a global plastics treaty that could set rules for the production, use, and disposal of plastics. The decision was made at a meeting of the ..

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New Ultra Strong 2-D polymer

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT scientists have created a new 2D polymer. The polymer was named 2DPA-1. It is lighter than plastic and stronger than steel. Unlike other polymers that form spaghetti like one dimensional chains, the 2DPA-1 self assembles into sheets. About the new 2-D polymer The polymers are plastics. They are made ..

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Plastic snowfall in the Alps

The researchers from Austria, Netherlands and Switzerland have found that trillions of plastic particles fall along with snow in Switzerland. These particles travel 2000 kilometres through air. What did the study find? About 43 trillion plastic particle land in Alps of Switzerland. They fall along with the snow. They are carried by wind. It has ..

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