LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 286 – Plastic Perils

LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students


1. “What’s in a name? Plenty for the countries that have changed theirs – will Macedonia be next? (October 1, 2018)

Many countries changed their names at independence, most often from ones imposed by their colonizers.

South China Morning Post is available electronically at

2. Parker, Laura. “Beach clean-up study shows global scope of plastic pollution,”
National Geographic (October 10, 2018)

What items retrieved from beaches illuminate in new ways the scale of marine plastic problems and the potential for solutions.

National Geographic is available electronically at


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Plastic planet

Interviews with experts in biology, pharmacology, and genetics shed light on the perils of plastic to the environment and expose the truth of how plastic affects the body, and the health of future generations.

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Mission of the HKUST Sustainability unit is to implement a sustainability framework across all campus operations. Learn green tips from its sustainability guide, join campus programs and reduce plastic waste by participating in the Meal Boxes Go Green campaign to help save our environment.

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