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BPA exists in everything from water bottles to DVDs. But it acts as an oestrogen mimic, so can interfere with hormonal processes and medications in the body. Earlier this year, the European Chemicals Agency identified BPA as a ‘substance of very high concern’. Landfilled products release BPA into the surrounding environment so BPA pollution is now common. Contaminated water can transfer BPA to fresh produce and wildlife, intensifying the problem.

While several methods for removing BPA from wastewater exist, Terrence Collins and Matthew DeNardo at Carnegie Mellon University, and their colleagues have developed a system that DeNardo describes as simpler and less costly.

The system removes BPA from water using oxidative elimination, causing BPA to clump together into oligomers that can be filtered from the water.

David Feldman, an endocrinology expert at Stanford University in the US, says that since his work 25 years ago, which found BPA leaching from plastic lab equipment, little progress has been made on removing BPA from the environment.

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    Patty Be

    (January 25, 2018 - 2:02 am)

    Uhm where is the actual footage?We just saw trees that need more the 16 yrs to grow in this film…great idea but facts please not fantasy footage. I do believe that it can work though never the less

    Mia Bucknill

    (January 25, 2018 - 2:02 am)

    Wow! Amazing! Where I work recycles their food waste from the cafes or the staff room by turning it into compost and moving it around a bit so that the old stuff gets used to grow plants in the tropical biomes of the Eden Project or to grow food in the horticultural areas as, they like to recycle everything they can, which now includes the takeaway coffee mugs

    Benjamin Robertson

    (January 25, 2018 - 2:02 am)

    That is actually a great way to help save the planet. The UN or Paris agreements should use lawful force to encourage more companies to do this

    James Gundlach

    (January 25, 2018 - 2:02 am)

    A decade is plenty for plants to establish themselves in any area. Even a newly formed volcanic island will have a budding ecosystem within a couple decades. This is nothing more than feel good fake news.

    Lee Michael John Ingram

    (January 25, 2018 - 2:02 am)

    The project wasn’t forgotten, it was shut down by fascism. The company that dumped the peel was sued by a competitor, that is the reality of the world we live in.

    Jon Dough

    (January 25, 2018 - 2:02 am)

    I love the idea that this would work. But I’m having a real hard time believing that a whole rainforest grew back in 16 years..

    Boris Loiskandl

    (January 25, 2018 - 2:02 am)

    Good to kow that out there till People with brain !

    Bruce Lee

    (January 25, 2018 - 2:02 am)

    Amazing!!!!

    Holly Turner

    (January 25, 2018 - 2:02 am)

    I LOVE what they did with the place

    Carmen Ortiz

    (January 25, 2018 - 2:02 am)

    Loved

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