“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

“How to keep recycling from turning into ‘wishcycling'”

“When people toss paper, glass or plastic in the correct recycling bin, they’re confident in doing their part to save the planet. However, experts say the problem is a lot of the wrong materials are ending up in… Read More

“Everlane Is Eliminating Virgin Plastic From Its Business—Starting With a New Outerwear Collection”

“There are more than eight billion tons of plastic on Earth. That’s more than one ton of plastic for every human being on the planet. The scary truth is that if we don’t address the overwhelming blight of… Read More

“Plastics Watch: Could seaweed replace plastic packaging?”

“One Indonesian inventor has found a unique solution to the problem of plastic food packaging. The 25-year-old says using seaweed instead of plastic could cut down plastic waste significantly.” https://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-45711720/plastics-watch-could-seaweed-replace-plastic-packaging

“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

“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