New Sustainable Nanotechnology Videos!
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New Sustainable Nanotechnology Videos!

What exactly is “sustainable nanotechnology?” Even after over 200 Sustainable Nano blog posts, the answer to that question might not seem obvious! Fortunately, we have two new videos to share that do a great job explaining the mission of the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology (CSN). First, here’s a brand new 3-minute video introducing our Center:   Continue reading

Ep 10. Why Were Plastic Mirobeads Banned? Marine Debris and Sustainable Plastics
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Ep 10. Why Were Plastic Mirobeads Banned? Marine Debris and Sustainable Plastics

Plastic debris in our water is a huge pollution problem, and just one source of that pollution is the tiny microbeads that have been widely used in personal care products. In this episode of the podcast, we interview Dr. Richard Thompson, a Professor of Marine Biology at Plymouth University and an expert on the effects of plastic debris in the marine environment. We discuss the recent federal ban on microbeads and what consumers can do to be more sustainable in our day-to-day use of plastics. Continue reading

Ep 5. What’s the Deal With Triclosan?
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Ep 5. What’s the Deal With Triclosan?

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration recently announced a ban on using the antibacterial agent triclosan (and 18 other substances) in soaps, and then last week the issue of antibacterial resistance was discussed at the UN General Assembly. In this episode of the Sustainable Nano podcast, we talk with scientist Eric Melby about different types of antibacterial chemicals and why we should care about triclosan in the environment. Continue reading