Did you know that styrene naturally occurs in foods like strawberries and cinnamon? It’s only when it’s combined with other chemicals to create packaging and foam insulation to protect fragile items in transit does it become polystyrene — that white, staticky, and virtually … [Read more...] about This innovative plant proves that polystyrene isn’t impossible to recycle after all
Professional athletes have a large platform and significant reach and are known to use the spotlight to take a stand on social justice issues, but tend to be reluctant to speak about climate change. Lewis Blaustein founded EcoAthletes to address this and to give athletes space … [Read more...] about This organization helps athletes advocate for climate change
A couple of months ago, we wrote about a remarkable online “fish doorbell” or visdeurbel that allows spawning fish to swim through the canals of Utrecht in the Netherlands unobstructed by the Weerdsluis lock. The system is comprised of an internet-connected underwater camera … [Read more...] about Update: Holland’s fish doorbell is a worldwide hit!
Flexibility is considered an all-around positive thing, but when you put the words “flexible” and “plastic” together, the meaning has a far more negative connotation. Flexible plastic, also called soft plastic, is what most plastic bags, wrappers, pouches, packets, and sachets … [Read more...] about This UK initiative will pay you to recycle flexible plastic
River Runner, a new map developed by data analyst Sam Learner, lets you trace the origins of water throughout the entire United States. Users can click on any location or enter any address and the map will show them where the water in that area is likely to flow to. If, for … [Read more...] about This map lets you trace the path of any waterway across the US