Great to see that important European Industrial companies are also switching to sustainable methods of surface treatment!
These research findings show we need more scientific study to really understand the health impact of #microplastics on humans, animals and fish, and also its impact on plant life, and there is also an urgent need for regulators to act to raise public awareness of the sources of #microplastic #pollution, including #paint!
Over to you #eucommission!
And remember #PaintIsPlastic
A new study has shown how microplastics can infiltrate the blood-brain barrier of mice.
The research team conducted an experiment in which MPs of 2 micrometers or less in size were administered orally to mice for 7 days to elucidate the hazards of microplastics.
They discovered that nano-plastics with the size of 2 micrometers or less even passed through the blood-brain barrier that prevents the brain uptake of hazardous substances.
Read more: https://lnkd.in/gjeW9cCz
Recognition of #microplastics as #PlasticPollution in the UNEA 5.2 Resolution in Nairobi was a "game changer"!
Pinovo, the clean blasting solution to Ocean Paint Microplastic Pollution, is delighted to endorse the Vision of the Business Coalition for a Global Plastics Treaty, with its objective to prevent and remediate microplastic leakage into the environment. See our quote in the press release - https://lnkd.in/gZAieq4y
Today we join Ellen MacArthur Foundation, WWF, and 80+ other organizations in calling for an effective & ambitious UN Global Plastics Treaty. We are looking forward to collaborating with the other members of the Coalition to support the development of an effective and legally binding UN treaty to end plastic pollution.
We urge all stakeholders to support this important project to help develop a strong global plastics treaty.
Click here to read more and join 👇
#PaintMicroplasticPollution is now "on the Agenda", with the help of Ocean Impact Organisation! So, what comes next?
CGTN Europe is helping to put the problem of #microplastics Pollution and Pinovo's solution "on the agenda"....literally!
Ocean Impact Organisation Post on LinkedIn
Did you know that paint is plastic?
That's right, the thing that does such a great job at protecting and decorating the objects in our lives, when mismanaged, ends up ground into microplastics. Eventually finding its way into the ocean 🌊
The culprit is usually traditional surface treatment methods - like sandblasting and water jetting - used to perform maintenance on steel structures and strip the old paint and rust.
But there's an innovative solution 💡
Declan Mc Adams from Pinovo joined Tim Silverwood on the Ocean Impact Podcast to chat about how Pinovo is innovating the industry through its clean, closed loop grit blasting technology.
Their tools mean that:
- Paint microplastics are captured
- Grit blasting media can be recycled
- 62% reduction in CO2 emissions
- Process is quicker and lower cost overall
- Much safer working conditions for operators
Declan's passion is unmatched, and this episode was definitely one of our favourites. Don't miss EP06 of the Ocean Impact Pitchfest 2021 Series if you're an oceanpreneur, budding impact startup, or just an ocean lover who digs innovation.
Get it here: https://bit.ly/3y6LtH5