Plastic Matter Plastic Legacies: Pollution, Persistence, and Politics



Plastic tales - plastic agents
Fisher, Tom; Tönük Kruıthof, Damla (null; 2020-07-22)
This study traces paradoxical stories of plastics as they get made and disposed of, drawing from the diverse connotations of their origins in matter that may be 'pure' or 'polluting'. These tales of 'plastic' transformations tell of materials that may be made from petroleum, black tar, or from milk, the white biotic source of life. They resist and accumulate but also decay and assimilate when made into various products, their material disintegrations being tales in themselves. The paper thinks plastics thro...
Sewage sludge as a source of microplastics in the environment: A review of occurrence and fate during sludge treatment
Hatinoğlu, M. Dilara; Sanin, Faika Dilek (2021-10-01)
Modern wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) effectively remove microplastics (MPs) from wastewater and unsurprisingly concentrate them in sludge. Hence through its beneficial use and disposal, sludge causes secondary release pathways of an estimated average amount of 106 to 1014 wastewater-based MPs to various environmental compartments yearly. Despite these numbers, studies investigating sludge are scarce. Currently, majority of the studies in the field focus on identifying the magnitude of the problem, whe...
Hybrid systems: Modeling, simulation and optimization
Turkay, Metin; Karasözen, Bülent; Biegler, Lorenz T.; McAvoy, Thomas J. (2009-09-01)
Smart Structures and Their Applications on Active Vibration Control Studies in the Department of Aerospace Engineering METU
Şahin, Melin; Yaman, Yavuz; Ömer Faruk, Kırcalı; Fatma Demet, Ülker; Tarkan, Çalışkan (null; 2006-07-03)
Cyber threat intelligence sharing technologies and threat sharing model using blockchain
Özdemir, Ahmet; Acar, Aybar Can; Özgit, Attila; Department of Cybersecurity (2021-5-7)
Against the measures taken, the nature of the threats in the cyber environment is evolving day by day. While script kiddie made amateur cyber attacks were usually experienced beforehand, more sophisticated and targeted attacks are frequently encountered nowadays. Besides that, commonly used signature based techniques for attack detection and threat information staying within organization is insufficient for dynamically changing, organized and targeted threats. Furthermore, with the advance of new technolog...
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D. Tönük Kruıthof, “Plastic Matter Plastic Legacies: Pollution, Persistence, and Politics,” JOURNAL OF DESIGN HISTORY, pp. 0–0, 2023, Accessed: 00, 2023. [Online]. Available: