Plastic Waste – Canada Research Projects Announced

A May 31, 2021 Environment and Climate Change Canada news release https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/news/2021/05/the-government-of-canada-invests-in-plastics-science-research-to-further-understand-environmental-threats.html reports that “… The Government of Canada is committed to achieving zero plastic waste by 2030 … is providing close to $7 million to support seven science-based research projects … the University of British Columbia … aims to advance technologies to quantify and characterize microplastics in aquatic environments; the National Institute of Scientific Research … will assess the potential effects of nanoplastics on human health; and the University of Guelph … will assess potential risks that microplastics pose to freshwater and soil ecosystems … [The funding] is in alignment with Canada’s Plastics Science Agenda and the Science Assessment of Plastic Pollution …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic @environmentca

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