Plastic is a much more complex material than you may think. Because it comes in many different types with varied compositions and characteristics, plastic is difficult to separate and recycle at the end of its life. Although, new technology developed by scientists in Denmark may … [Read more...] about Scientists develop tech that can separate 12 different types of plastics
Single use plastic waste is one of the largest problems facing humanity. According to Greenpeace, over 6.3 billion tons of plastic waste have been created and discarded, with only 9 percent of that number being recycled. This isn’t necessarily due to a lack of effort; plastics … [Read more...] about Beyond recycling: plastic can be eaten!
While they’re a cheap and convenient way to carry out your shaving routine, most disposable razors only last for a couple of shaves before they become blunt and are tossed away. Plus, since they’re mainly made of plastic, they’re destined to become just another contributor to our … [Read more...] about Japanese knife maker develops the world’s first disposable paper razor
The Eastman chemical plant in Kingsport, Tennessee, appears to be just another chemical manufacturing facility. Sprawling over 900 acres are hundreds of buildings and countless miles of pipes, conveyors, distillers, cooling towers, valves, pumps, compressors, and controls. It … [Read more...] about A look inside the quest for endlessly circular plastics
With increasing social awareness about the plastic menace that has befallen upon the world, more and more companies are kneeling down to social pressure and are gradually moving away from single-use plastics. The latest instance comes from soft drink giants Coca-Cola and … [Read more...] about Coca-Cola and PepsiCo cut ties with pro-plastics lobbying association