Tag Archives: Waste Water

Wastewater in South Europe contains more resistant bacteria than in North Europe

Wastewater Treatment Plants in South Europe receive more wastewater with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (Photo: Water News Europe).

Southern Europeans use more antibiotics and they tend to carry a higher number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria than people in northern Europe. According to a recent international study in seven European countries the use...

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Swedish Water Association urges phasing out sportswear treated with silver

After washing sportswear treated with silver, the biocide ends op in the water cycle. Photo: Twitter.

Sportswear is treated with antibacterial silver in order to reduce odours. Because wastewater treatment plants are not able to treat this biocide, after washing the toxic silver ends up polluting lakes and seas. The Swedish Water and Wastewater...
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Tourists in Europe are swimming in raw sewage despite ‘Blue Flags’

Due to summer peaks, illegal discharges and bad functioning wastewater treatment plants (WWTP’s) tourists on several European coasts are swimming in raw sewage. Brown foam, bandages, condoms and toilet paper are washing upon the shores in different European Member States, causing health risks for holiday makers.

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