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Earth To Suffer 1.3b Tons Of Plastic Pollution By 2040 : New Study Says

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According to a new study by a group of scientists who developed a new computer model to track the flow of global plastic pollution, more than 1.3 billion tons of plastic waste will flow into the world’s oceans and land by 2040 if there’s no intervention.

Single-use plastic has surged in production in recent decades, filling up oceans and land with waste making it harder for waste management systems to dispose of and recycle the plastics produced worldwide.

According to the study, even though a global effort to curb plastic consumption and pollution could mitigate pollution by roughly 80%, about 710 million metric tons of plastic will still be dumped into the environment by 2040 even in the best-case scenario.

Even if governments commit to reducing plastic waste, in the next two decades about 133 million tons of plastic will be burned, 77 million tons will be dumped on land and 29 million tons will end up in the ocean, researchers projected.

“This scientific inquiry has for the first time given us a comprehensive insight into the staggering amounts of plastic waste that are being dumped into the world’s terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems,” Costas Velis, a lecturer at the University of Leeds in the U.K. and an author of the report titled Breaking the Plastic Wave.” said in a statement.

Earth to suffer 1.3b tons of plastic pollution by 2040, new study says

“We now have a much clearer picture of the sources of the pollution and where it eventually ends up,” Velis said.

An increase in production and disposal of single-use plastic, which is projected to increase by 40% in the next decade, has become more problematic during the coronavirus pandemic, as countries turn away from reusable products and municipalities scaling back recycling operations due to fears overspreading the virus.

The pandemic has also shifted global waste management systems and reduced the prices of plastic.

The projected increase in plastic waste according to researchers, will kill more marine life and endanger the human food chain.

According to the study, the biggest source of pollution is municipal waste from households.

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Thiago Alcantara Test Positive For Coronavirus

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New Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara who recently joined the club has test positive for Coronavirus.

Goal confirmed the report on their Twitter page.

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Lesbian Lovers Dismembered Man To Use His Fingerprints To Steal $77,120, Then Kept His Head For Themselves

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Prosecutors in Portugal have alleged two lesbian lovers dismembered a man so they could use his fingerprints to access his mobile phone and steal $77,120 from his bank account.

The lovers, one a security worker known as Maria Malveiro, 19, and 23-year-old nurse Mariana Fonseca (both pictured below) are accused of throwing Diogo Goncalves’ torso into the sea but keeping hold of his head.

Lesbian lovers dismembered man to use his fingerprints to steal $77,120, then kept his head for themselvesLesbian lovers dismembered man to use his fingerprints to steal $77,120, then kept his head for themselves

According to prosecutors in Portugal preparing to put the pair on trial this October, Malveiro is said to have admitted to an Algarve judge who questioned her after the crime they were inspired by US police series Dexter.

Diogo (pictured below) was strangled to death on March 18 and the woman allegedly threw his torso into the sea from cliffs in the Algarve town of Sagres

Lesbian lovers dismembered man to use his fingerprints to steal $77,120, then kept his head for themselves

Four days later they used a print from a finger they had cut off his right hand to access his mobile and transfer the cash, then waited another 24 hours to dump the rest of his body.

The indictment says they spent the three days between March 20 and 23 sending messages from his Facebook account to fool colleagues and friends into believing he was still alive.

They will be tried for murder, desecrating a body, computer fraud, and using a stolen vehicle.

According to reports, Malveiro took advantage of the fact Diogo was attracted to her to give him an orange juice laced with sedative Diazepam after promising him a lap dance at his home.

They both then allegedly strangled him and dismembering him.

The women allegedly tried to make it look as if he had killed himself by leaving the car overlooking the sea in Cape St Vincent in Sagres but investigators found out their plan after they threw away the torso because it failed to land in the water and ended up on dry land, leaving vital clues.

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Western Togoland Insurgencies: Group Attacks STC and Burnt Bus In Ho

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Western Togoland insurgencies are escalating beyond the control of the security agencies apparatus with all their accouterments to stand against unlawful abiding citizens.

Reports coming through to us confirm that a group of secessionists has attacked the State Transport Corporation (STC) in Ho, the capital of the Volta Region, and caused damages.

According to the reports received, the rebels attacked on the STC bus and burnt it to the ground as they set it on fire.

It is also confirmed that the secessionists fired gunshots at the STC bus parking area.

The incident is reported to have occurred on Monday night.

Already, a total number of 31 of the group were arrested and processed to Accra Circuit Court on Monday 28 September 2020.

However, Honorable Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament of North Tongu claims the Separatists are not secessionists as claimed by the police and the Chiefs in the area.

Another group of Ghanaians also suggests those already arrested must be used as exapmple to deter the others from causing mor mayhem.

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