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All the plastic news that’s fit to print…

By Anthony Clark
Posted 21 February 2013

We here at PRW Towers never tire in our attempts to bring you the best plastic-related news. However, a quick search for ‘plastic’ on Google’s news feeds generally dredges up a whole pile plastic detritus. Just today I found the following…

Woman's severed head found in plastic bag in Thane

A severed head of an unidentified woman was found in Nallasopara area of Thane district, police said on Thursday.

The head of a woman, around 30 years of age, was found on Wednesday in a plastic bag in Gavrai Pada village of Nallasopara, they said.

Search was on to trace the body of the victim and to ascertain her identity, they said, adding that a hunt was also on to nab the culprits.

I have a deep fondness for Indian journalism – it has a slightly old-fashioned character to it, which I love. “Nab the culprits” – brilliant!

The sea urchin and the plastic razor

Yesterday we went diving at a little cove near a fishing camp. Unfortunately, some fishermen are too happy throwing their trash in the sea.

A sea urchin took advantage of a plastic disposable razor it found on the bottom, to try to blend among the human debris. Even in a remote island like San Ambrosio, we cannot escape from humans. The good news is that humans are here only seasonally, and this underwater world is still full of life.

Thank you National Geographic for that report from an expedition to the Desventuradas reef about a clever sea urchin and its attempts at camouflage itself with a plastic razor. Who would have thought that echinoderms were that smart!

'Think Beyond Plastic' competition gains sponsorships

Plastic Pollution Coalition announced today major sponsor support for Think Beyond Plastic, a competition for entrepreneurs with products, services, materials and/or infrastructure solutions that result in a measurable reduction in plastic pollution.

"We are excited to support the search for alternatives to conventional plastic products. Bonnaroo is committed to reducing its plastic footprint for a sustainability model for the entire musical events industry," said Rich Goodstone, Co-Founder, Head of Superfly Marketing Group.

It’s always good to read about people in California thinking beyond something, even if it is a sustainability model for live music events. Hmmm…

So there you have it – a sample of the nonsense we have to bat aside in pursuit of the news.

Comments:

Let us continue to report all this nonsense about bad plastics until the public starts realising what it really is: Pure nonsense.....

- 04 March 2013 - Leopold Katzmayer

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