made more flexible and soft by adding plasticizers. There is little or no additional cost, as it can be made with the same machinery and workforce as conventional plastic. Clean up on land where 80 percent of the plastic debris originates is thus the primarily obvious answer. Dehp and BBzP are endocrine disruptors mimicking the female hormone estrogen; have been strongly linked to asthma and allergic symptoms in children; may cause certain types of cancer; and linked to negative effects on the liver, kidney, spleen, bone formation, and body weight. Two studies on several islands off Jakarta Bay and islands further to the northwest in the Java Sea, reported that debris pollution on shorelines had substantially increased between 19 (Uneputty and Evans 1997b, Willoughby. OCS is aimed at improving British plastic factories efficient use of plastic pellets, commonly referred to as mermaids tears. There is a huge amount of opportunity for innovation. One of the requirements in the bill was for noaa (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and the.S.
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The process involved modeling plastic decomposition at room temperature, removing heat from the plastic and then using a liquid to extract the BPA and PS Oligomer that are not found naturally, thus must have been created through the decomposition of the plastic. Citarum River, flowing to the Sea, is the main source of houselhold water for Jakarta.(14million people). All this land-based debris blows, washes, or is discharged into the water from land areas after people engaged in beach-going activities have discarded. Marine debris can come in many forms, from a plastic soda bottle to a derelict vessel. During its 2008 session, the New York State Legislature passed legislation requiring the reduction, reuse, and recycling of checkout bags. The largest pieces of marine plastic debris, miles long discarded fishing nets and lines mostly, take an obvious toll on animals. A 2009 scientific review about environmental chemicals and thyroid function concluded, Available evidence suggests that governing agencies need to regulate the use of thyroid-disrupting chemicals, particularly as such uses relate exposures of pregnant women, neonates and small children to the agents. You can help by adding. It becomes obvious that technologies that convert plastic to fuel, clothing, or simply more profitable plastic could give people a good reason to pick up all that plastic and make a profit from. Derraik (2002) stated that ships are estimated to dump.5 million tons of plastic a year.