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Microplastics from plastic pipes “cause serious health impacts” – Says new report

Safe Piping Matters has released a new report which reveals how plastic pipes are a significant source of microplastics in drinking water systems. The report – titled ‘Plastic Pipes, Microplastics & Impacts on Human Health’ – delves into which types of plastic pipes pose the biggest risks and just what the health impacts of microplastics […]

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Do we need to reduce plastic pipes in the built environment?

To celebrate Plastic-Free July, the Copper Sustainability Partnership (CuSP) spoke to Paul Hagar from Safe Piping Matters to uncover the risks of using plastic pipes in the built environment and how we can reduce their use: What impact does the construction industry have on the environment? Constructing and operating buildings are responsible for significant CO2 […]

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KNIPEX launches Pipe Cutter for Composite and Plastic Pipes

The new Pipe Cutter for Composite and Plastic Pipes from KNIPEX (90 25 25) is an intelligent and energy-saving combination of shears and pipe cutter. The new cutting tool from the Wuppertal-based tool manufacturer has a freely rotating cutting wheel that allows the pipe to be rotated with little friction when cutting and requires significantly […]

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Plastic push-fit pipework revealed as one of the biggest causes of water leak insurance claims

New research into water leak insurance claims, which cost UK insurers £2.5 million a day, has revealed how the increased use of plastic push-fit pipework is one of the most common causes for claims. The research, published by the Copper Sustainability Partnership (CuSP) and the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP), investigated the issue of […]

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