There is hopeful news about microbeads, those tiny bits of plastic that some cosmetics use and which forms of sea life ingest causing them, effectively, to starve to death, as well as polluting the food chain for larger animals. A group at Bath University's centre for sustainable chemical technologies have developed a biodegradable renewable alternative to plastic microbeads that is made of cellulose (the outer wall of plant cells). The group thinks the harmless cellulose beads could be made from leftover resources from, for instance, the paper-making industry.
I love humanity's inventiveness! 💚
Necessity is the mother of invention. ❤️💛💚💙💜
One of my favourite lines in the report about this is the one about cellulose biodegrading into "harmless sugars". It's nice to see the words sugar and harmless juxtaposed. Non-excessive sugar is harmless. We need to remember that.
Acceptable to apply makeup on the train? - bad manners?
HRT shortage - is it affecting you?
Children's bras - AIBU?