“India set to adopt Bath Uni idea for putting waste plastic into concrete”

“Use of waste plastic in concrete could help support sustainable construction in India, say the researchers. The Bath-led research has shown how replacing 10% of sand in concrete with waste plastic may help to reduce the vast amounts… Read More

“The explosive problem with recycling iPads, iPhones and other gadgets: They literally catch fire.”

“As we enter new-gadget buying season, spare a moment to meet the people who end up handling your old stuff. Isauro Flores-Hernandez, who takes apart used smartphones and tablets for a living, keeps thick gloves, metal tongs and… Read More

“After You’re Done Using this Sustainable Straw, You Can Eat It—Seriously”

“As the world is ditching plastic and shifting to more sustainable straw options, plenty of people are going for biodegradable paper or reusable metal, silicone, or glass versions. One genius alternative no one has thought of yet: a… Read More

“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

“Carlsberg replaces plastic ring can holders with recyclable glue”

“Carlsberg is replacing the plastic ring wrapping used to secure multipack beers with eco-friendly glue, reducing its plastic waste by up to 76 per cent. The Danish beer brand’s new Snap Pack utilises a “pioneering technology” to glue… Read More

“‘Clean tax cuts’ and the global free market for plastic solutions”

“An estimated 8 million tons of plastic enters the ocean each year — a large number, but dwarfed by the roughly 4.9 billion tons of plastic waste dumped on land and sea since 1950. The cause: 50 years… 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

“How to recycle shoes, crayons, toothbrushes, and other random stuff”

“Nearly 30 pounds of old crayons from all over the country land on Kim Martonosi’s doorstep every day. With the help of her kids, she sorts the worn and broken wax sticks by color, melts the bins of… Read More

“Plastic pollution: ‘Stop flushing contact lenses down the loo'”

“They found 15-20% of US users simply flick these fiddly lenses down the drain via the bathroom sink or toilet. The Arizona State University study suggests that much of the plastic material then ends up in waste water… Read More