Plastics going straight to landfill as China waste ban bites

Thanks;Nita Blake-Persen, Reporter Published;June,13 Plastics that were once able to be recycled are now heading straight to New Zealand landfills as China’s waste import ban starts to bite. A fill of plastics grades 3-7. Photo: Supplied/PlasbackNZ China stopped accepting 24 different types of waste at the start of this year because it said contaminants were…

Most microplastic harm done at lowest levels of food web, according to analysis

Thanks;Carolyn J. Foley/Purdue University Published;May,01 Microplastics, bits of plastics that have found their way into waters in and around every continent on Earth, have a range of impacts on aquatic life, according to a meta-analysis led by Purdue University’s Tomas Höök. Most negatively affected are zooplankton and larval fish. Credit: Purdue Agricultural Communication photo/Tom Campbell…

Cherishing the ground we walk on

Thanks;FAO Published;May,15 @09.43AM ©FAO/Olivier Asselin Soil is where it all begins. Few people know that soils are a non-renewable resource. It takes over 1000 years to make 1 cm of soil. This means that in our lifetime, all the soil we see is all there is. Soils do amazing things for us that we sometimes…

Here’s One Way to Combat Climate Change: Suck Out Carbon Dioxide

Thanks      ; Rosalie Chan Published ; 04.22.18 12:06 AM ET Carbon capture was supposed to get rid of CO2 from the atmosphere. But a new method might be safer and better. Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/ The Daily Beast Every minute, our atmosphere gets clogged with more particles of carbon dioxide being spewed…

Tiny plastic particles are ‘part of the air we breathe’ say scientists and can damage lungs, poison kidneys and even interfere with our hormones

Thanks;Sian Boyle And Megan Sheets For The Daily Mail Investigations Unit Published; 22:05 18 Mar 2018, updated 17:03 19 Mar 2018 It had been thought the risk to health was largely limited to eating fish from oceans polluted with plastic. But the leading scientist who oversaw our investigation said microplastics had become ‘part of the…

These ‘ultra-processed’ foods are linked with a higher risk of cancer

Thanks;Maria LaMagna Published: Feb 15, 2018 3:19 p.m. ET A new study shows foods including desserts and chicken nuggets create higher risk Ultra-processed foods include packaged snacks and soda. One of the ways to reduce your risk of cancer may be simply changing your diet. Eating “ultra-processed” foods was associated with a higher cancer risk…

This city has the most ultra-rich residents in the world

Thanks; Fang Block Published: June 27, 2017 7:02 p.m. ET The New York City metro area had 8,350 residents with a net worth of at least $30 million in 2016. The New York metropolitan area remains the top magnet for the world’s ultra rich, attracting 8,350 residents with a net worth of at least $30…

Top 100 City Destinations Ranking: WTM London 2017 Edition

Thanks;Wouter Geerts Published;NOVEMBER 7TH, 2017 Euromonitor International is pleased to release its annual Top City Destinations Ranking, covering 100 of the world’s leading cities in terms of international tourist arrivals. For the first time, the Top 100 City Destinations Ranking 2017 Edition was unveiled at World Travel Market (WTM) London, the leading travel and tourism event…

Beauty and Personal Care in Australia Sees Strong Demand from Chinese Consumers

Thanks;Tim Foulds Published;OCTOBER 30TH, 2017 Australia’s beauty and personal care market was supported by Chinese consumers, both local and international, who view Australian products with high regard. Chinese consumers are attracted to Australian products, not only in beauty and personal care but also in other industries including consumer health and packaged foods, which is due…

New Lifestyles System Data: 2017 Global Consumer Trends Survey Results

Thanks;  Euromonitor Research Published; SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2017 We are excited to announce that the latest consumer survey results from the 2017 Global Consumer Trends survey are now live in the Lifestyles dashboard in our Passport database. Euromonitor International’s Global Consumer Trends surveys help companies stay ahead of a fast-changing consumer landscape by reaching out to internet-connected…