White and wonderful? Microplastics prevail in snow from the Alps to the Arctic

Microplastics (MPs) are ubiquitous, and considerable quantities prevail even in the Arctic; however, there are large knowledge gaps regarding pathways to the North. To assess whether atmospheric transport plays a role, we analyzed snow samples from ice floes in Fram Strait. For comparison, we investigated snow samples from remote (Swiss Alps) and populated (Bremen, Bavaria) European sites. MPs were identified by Fourier transform infrared imaging in 20 of 21 samples. The MP concentration of Arctic snow was significantly lower (0 to 14.4 × 103 N liter−1) than European snow (0.19 × 103 to 154 × 103 N liter−1) but still substantial. Polymer composition varied strongly, but varnish, rubber, polyethylene, and polyamide dominated overall. Most particles were in the smallest size range indicating large numbers of particles below the detection limit of 11 μm. Our data highlight that atmospheric transport and deposition can be notable pathways for MPs meriting more research. Plastic pollution is a problem of growing environmental concern, because production rates have increased to 380 million metric tons (MT) year−1 in 2015 (1), and annual waste production is projected to rise to 3.4 bil...

Cascades to supply recycled plastic for medical visors – Solid Waste & Recycling

KINGSEY FALLS, Quebec – Cascades will supply recycled plastic needed to make medical visors to help in the fight against COVID-19. This comes in response to an initiative led by the Tristan and Bauer companies, which will ensure the final assembly of the components. Cascades already manufactures rolls of extruded plastic to supply Tristan. It also plans to start production of a minimum of one million pre-cut visors for Bauer starting Monday, April 6. The first units will be delivered in the same week. All of these products will be made at the Cascades Inopak plant in Drummondville, Quebec. Cascades’ efforts are supported by nu-b, a company located in Vaudreuil, Quebec, which supplies extruded rolled plastic for this project. Cascades applauds the leadership of businesses such as Bauer and Tristan — with whom Cascades is already collaborating — for initiating local projects to manufacture much-needed medical equipment during this pandemic. “Our company is very pleased to be able to contribute to these promising and important initiatives by providing materials and components,” stated Mario Plourde, president and CEO of Cascades. “We applaud the organizations launching these proje...

Global Agricultural Evaporative Cooling Pad Market 2024 Various Manufacturing Industries: Abbi-Aerotech, ACO Funki, Automated Production, AYTAV POULTRY EQUIPMENTS, CUMBERLAND

Innovate Insights unravels its new study titled “Global Agricultural Evaporative Cooling Pad Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2017-2023)”. Effective exploratory techniques such as qualitative and quantitative analysis have been used to discover accurate data. The Agricultural Evaporative Cooling Pad Market was estimated to be worth USD XXX billion in 2017 and is projected to reach USD XXX billion by the end of 2023, growing at a CAGR of XX% over the forecast period of 2018-2023. The Agricultural Evaporative Cooling Pad industry is highly competitive, due to a large degree of fragmentation in the market. Despite the fragmentation, the market is largely tied by the regulatory requirements for establishment and operation. The scope of the report is limited to the application of the type, and distribution channel. The regions considered in the scope of the report include – North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. This report presents the worldwide Agricultural Evaporative Cooling Pad market size (value, production and consumption), splits the breakdown (data status 2014–2019 and forecast to 2025), by manufacturers, region, type and application. We Have Rece...

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Apple’s new iPhone 11 is fantastic. In fact, it’s easily one of the best smartphones Apple has ever made. Of course, the margin by which it’s better that its predecessor is pretty slim, so you definitely shouldn’t waste your money if you already have an iPhone XR. You might be thinking that it’s worth it for the battery improvements alone, but we’ve got another idea for you. Instead of spending $700+ on a new iPhone 11, get a Euhan 4200mAh Slim iPhone XR Battery Case for only $26! Follow @BGRDeals on Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest deals we find around the web. Prices subject to change without notice and any coupons mentioned above may be available in limited supply. BGR may receive a commission on orders placed through this article, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Cotton Power Cord, Textile Power Cord, Cloth Power Cord – Aoteng,https://www.lightsstring.com/

All 2,493 items targeted by China’s tariffs in US trade war — Quartz

China’s latest tariff retaliation, announced today, will hit some $60 billion in US exports, including hundreds of agricultural, mining, and manufactured products, threatening jobs and profits at companies around the United States.  Before the trade war starts in earnest, China bought about 17% of US agricultural exports and was a major market for other goods, from Maine lobster to Boeing aircraft. It has been the largest market for Apple iPhones since 2016. Since the escalation of tariffs, though, China has stopped buying soybeans and lobsters, and Apple warned it would miss its expected Christmas holiday sales figures because of trade tensions. Bath Towel Large Manufacturers Cheap Price In addition to the 25% tariffs below, Beijing also added 20% tariffs on 1,078 US products, 10% tariffs on 974 US products, and 5% tariffs on 595 US products (all links in Chinese). The list was translated from China’s ministry of finance press release using Google translate, and may be inexact in spots. Quartz also rearranged some items on the list to group them into categories, and they may not be in the order of their “harmonized tariff schedule” codes.  Quartz is owned by Uzabase, the busine...

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We use them to give you the best experience. If you continue using our website, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website. MPS International aims to meet the needs of its clients and consumers through a broad spectrum of offered solutions in the form of plastic bottles and plastic canisters. We achieve this goal every day thanks to our modern technical facilities coming from such companies as Techne, Jomar, Hesta and Nissei ASB, as well as perfect workers’ education, full production control and optimisation of all processes. MPS International is built on a solid foundation of industry experience. Since its establishment in 1991 MPS has been operating in the packaging market as a creative company with innovative concepts. We manufacture our plastic bottle products based on state-of-the-art production standards having strictly complied with the quality control and production technology procedures. We manufacture plastic bottles in the following processes: MPS International develops, designs, manufactures and supplies plastic bottles and plastic canisters. To meet our customers’ requirements we offer an extremely broad array of bottles and canist...

Review: The BCN3D Sigmax R19 – Independent dual extrusion, large volume FFF

Designed by Spanish manufacturer BCN3D, the Sigmax R19 is a large format dual extrusion FFF system aimed at SMEs and professionals in the design and engineering sectors. With a price tag of around €4500, the Sigmax R19 promises to deliver professional-grade prints in large numbers faster than its competitors. The Sigmax R19 sports a larger than average printing volume of 420 x 297 x 210mm, making it a prominent figure among other systems in its price range. BCN3D also prides itself on its unique IDEX (independent dual extruder) system, which sees two hotends housed in two separate printheads that are locked together in the Y axis but free to move independently in the X axis. With a maximum nozzle temperature of 290°C, the Sigmax R19 is capable of extruding some of the less cooperative filament types such as ABS or PETG. Most functions on the machine can be controlled through the full color touchscreen found on the front of the printer. Connectivity options include a USB port and a microSD slot. The Sigmax R19 is supported by BCN3D’s repackaging of the widely used open source Cura slicer – aptly named BCN3D Cura. BCN3D has gone above and beyond with the output potential of the S...

Sayonara, Sardines: Tiny Fish Are Just As Vulnerable To Collapse As La

An award-winning team of journalists, designers, and videographers who tell brand stories through Fast Company’s distinctive lens More than 70% of the world’s fisheries are currently being harvested at capacity or are in decline, but fish are also delicious and quite good for you. What’s a conscientious diner to do? The conventional wisdom has always been to avoid big fish at the top of the food chain–marlins, sharks, and tuna, for example–and focus on little fish, like sardines and anchovies, which have shorter lives and can reproduce more quickly. Not so anymore. Your fish choices just got even more complicated. After analyzing over 200 scientific fisheries assessments, Stanford researchers found that small fish populations were just as likely to have collapsed in the past 50 years as larger fish, mainly due to overfishing. We’re literally killing all the fish. Small fish often die and reproduce faster than larger fish and, in general, population drops in small fish last five years on average, compared to 15 years for larger fish. But this isn’t always the case, according to the researchers. For example, one collapsed sardine fishery in Monterey Bay took decades to get ...