“New ultralight material offers many uses for plastic waste, researchers say”

“Researchers in Singapore are seeking a patent for a new sound-proof and heat-resistant material made from recycled plastic bottles they say could help reduce plastic waste dumped in oceans and clogging landfills.” https://www.reuters.com/article/us-singapore-environment-plastic/new-ultralight-material-offers-many-uses-for-plastic-waste-researchers-say-idUSKCN1NY1C5

“Germany Just Unveiled Its Plan to Fight Plastic Waste”

“Germany is taking a stand against “throwaway society.” On Monday, Svenja Schulze, the nation’s environmental minister, unveiled a new five-point plan to decrease the amount of plastic waste Germany produces.” https://futurism.com/the-byte/plastic-waste-reduction-germany

“Plasticiet produces terrazzo-like material from recycled plastic”

“Dutch startup Plasticiet aims to create “something of value” from recycled plastic for use in interior and furniture design. Based in Rotterdam, the startup was founded by designers Marten van Middelkoop and Joost Dingemans. Using recycled plastic collected… Read More

“My Journey to Create the Future of Plastic Recycling”

“Plastic pollution is a global crisis that results in wildlife entrapment, water and food contamination, and human health problems. Globally, only 9% of plastics produced are recycled; the rest is incinerated, landfilled, or exported to developing nations where… Read More

“Plastic waste elimination pledge by 2025 attracts more big firms”

“All promised that 100% of their plastic packaging would be reused, recycled or composted within seven years. The aim is to combat plastic waste pollution, which is harming the seas. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which is behind the… Read More

“Microplastics found in 90 percent of table salt”

“Microplastics were found in sea salt several years ago. But how extensively plastic bits are spread throughout the most commonly used seasoning remained unclear. Now, new research shows microplastics in 90 percent of the table salt brands sampled… Read More

“What if we could put our plastic trash to good use?”

“Humans produce 420 million tons of plastic annually, and as much as 14 million tons of plastic enter the ocean. Scientists are now finding traces of microplastics in our sea salt, beer and tap water.” https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/what-if-we-could-put-our-plastic-trash-to-good-use

“The same foods can have wildly different environmental footprints”

“When you’re choosing between brands of food at the store, you may consider taste, packaging, and price. But products differ in other ways, too. Poore: “There are 570 million farms around the world all producing different products on… Read More

“Floating Trash Collector Set to Tackle Pacific Garbage Patch”

“The campaign to rid the world’s oceans of plastic trash marks a turning point on Saturday as a giant, floating trash-collector steams out of San Francisco on a mission to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Over… Read More

“Beer, Drinking Water And Fish: Tiny Plastic Is Everywhere”

“Plastic trash is littering the land and fouling rivers and oceans. But what we can see is only a small fraction of what’s out there. Since modern plastic was first mass-produced, 8 billion tons have been manufactured. And… Read More