Pollution – GBRI
 

A report published recently by the UK House of Commons transport committee pointed out that active travel has the potential to fight three major challenges faced by people today – climate change, air pollution and traffic congestion. The summary of the report reads: “The economic, human and environmental costs of inactivity, climate change, air pollution and […]

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It is a well known fact today that microplastics are literally everywhere. They have found their way into our bodies through drinking water, food and even through the air that we breathe. But did you know that an average human ingests about 50,000 pieces of plastic annually and inhales about the same amount! And if eating […]

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A recent analysis has found high levels of antibiotics in around 711 rivers in countries spanning six continents. In some rivers, these levels were as high as 300 times the ‘safe’ levels, leading to concerns about more resilient strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria around the world. “Until now, the majority of environmental monitoring work for antibiotics […]

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After a recent report revealed that water separating the stunning Italian island of Capri from the mainland contained four times more plastic litter as compared to other marine areas around Italy, the local government was quick to pass a new ruling banning all kinds of single-use plastics on the island. They can neither be sold by local […]

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In a bid to encourage more consumers to recycle drinks containers and tackle plastic litter, the Scottish government has introduced a deposit return scheme under which consumers will have to pay a 20p deposit on every bottle (plastic or glass) or drinks can (aluminium and steel) they buy. The scheme will cover single use bottles ranging from […]

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