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06 May: Scientists warn: limit on plastic production is only remedy

Current plastic production is 450 million tons per year. By 2045, this will have doubled.

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04 Apr: Shortage of drinking water breaks up companies looking to expand: Vitens sells ‘no’

Water company Vitens is very concerned about the availability of drinking water in our region. De Gelderlander 30-03-2022, Albert Heller

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24 Mar: Microplastics found in human blood

Microplastic pollution has been detected in human blood for the first time, with scientists finding the tiny particles in almost 80% of the people tested. The discovery shows the particles can travel around the body and may lodge in…

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23 Mar: Using okra to purify microplastics from water

Microplastic pollution has been detected in human blood for the first time, with scientists finding the tiny particles in almost 80% of the people tested. The discovery shows the particles can travel around the body and may lodge in…

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22 Mar: What is water shortage and what to do?

On World Water Day, the United Nations wants to draw attention to global water problems and solutions. Which water problems are we facing? And what can we do about it? In this article you will read all about water and the problems it faces.

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04 Mar: Researchers grow vegetables without water in Saudi desert

Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have found a way to still grow crops without water. And what’s the best place to try that out? The desert.

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03 Mar: Most important agreement since Paris

World leaders have agreed on a global treaty against plastic. It is, according to experts, “the most ambitious decision since the Montreal Protocol in 1989 to protect the ozone layer.

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22 Feb: Three-quarters of the world’s population calls for ban on disposable plastic

The plastic problem is no longer absent from our society. The situation got worse during the corona pandemic, and so the United Nations (UN) is warning of another crisis. A plastic crisis, because that too is a threat to our health, the UN sees.

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04 Feb: Greenpeace: 9 ways to reduce your plastic use

9 ways to reduce your plastic use:
Simple ways to cut down the amount of plastic we all use, from bags and bottles to straws and packaging.

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08 Jan: I don’t drink tap water, for good reason!

The Flemish Environment Agency (VMM) and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in the Netherlands are warning. Water treatment plants remove a large proportion of undesirable substances from soil…

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26 Jul: Toxic substances in Flanders

In as many as one in four Flemish municipalities PFOS or another toxic substance from the PFAS family has been measured in recent years. This is according to research by Het Laatste Nieuws and VTM Nieuws.