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Loop Industries plunges 22% after a short-seller accused its patented plastic-recycling technology of being ‘very misleading’

Loop Industries’ shares fell 22% on Tuesday after Hindenburg Research alleged the company’s plastic-recycling technology is highly misleading. The short-seller blasted Loop’s independent review for using the word “pure” loosely and for not providing any details on the economic viability of its technological process. “Information on purity without cost and […]
Loop Industries plunges 22% after a short-seller accused its patented plastic-recycling technology of being ‘very misleading’
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Bottle-fed babies could be ingesting more than 1 million microplastics every day

A study estimated bottle-fed babies around the world consume, on average, more than 1.5 million microplastic particles a day. The shaking and heating involved with formula preparation promotes the microplastics’ release. It’s unclear how microplastic consumption affects human health long term, but the study brings more urgency to finding out […]
Bottle-fed babies could be ingesting more than 1 million microplastics every day
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A startup with the lofty goal of ‘eliminating single-use plastics in every Aussie kitchen, bathroom and laundry’ has raised $60,000 in crowdfunding on day one

Aussie startup Zero Co wants to elimate single-use plastics in the packaging of household items. Founder Mike Smith wants to raise $250,000 through Kickstarter to fund the first production run of a series of recycled plastic dispensers and a “closed loop” system of refills. In the first day of the […]
A startup with the lofty goal of ‘eliminating single-use plastics in every Aussie kitchen, bathroom and laundry’ has raised $60,000 in crowdfunding on day one
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7 everyday things you’re doing that are hurting the ocean

Many everyday activities can have a negative impact on the ocean, though you might not realise it. Single-use plastics often end up in the ocean. Greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change have a disproportionate impact on Earth’s oceans. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. You don’t leave […]
7 everyday things you’re doing that are hurting the ocean