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A dramatic increase in recycling and the use of carbon capture and alternative feedstocks in plastics production could result in “absolute sustainability,” according to a group of researchers from Switzerland, Germany, and the United States.
The implant — a piece of plastic that performed no medical function — was marketed as the “receiver” of a neurostimulation device. The CEO of the medical device firm has been indicted and faces a potential sentence of 30 years in prison.
Dow Chemical Canada, Nova Chemicals, and other industry players as well as two provinces argued in a federal Canadian court this week that the plastics ban is unconstitutional and based on scant scientific evidence.