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Researchers show that mealworms can safely consume toxic additive-containing plastic

December 20, 2019

Mealworms are not only able to eat various forms of plastic, as previous research has shown, they can…
More plastic than fish? Business leader and philanthropist Wendy Schmidt talks ocean health at U of T event

November 22, 2019

By 2050, there could be more plastic in the world’s oceans by weight than fish. This was just…
Upcycling polyethylene plastic waste into lubricant oils

October 25, 2019

Plastics pervade almost every aspect of modern life, but once they have served their purpose, it’s tough to…
Sunlight degrades polystyrene faster than expected

October 23, 2019

New research published by scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution shows that polystyrene, one of the world’s most ubiquitous…
Plastic waste may be headed for the microwave

October 18, 2019

Could microwaves be part of the answer to our planet’s plastic problems? A James Cook University scientist is…
Plastic Pollution: Reaching Critical Mass

October 7, 2019

Lecture series examines how the humanities can offer a fuller understanding of large environmental, societal problems. Perhaps it…
Why plastic bags are so hard to get rid of

August 14, 2019

In June, Canada joined a growing list of countries frustrated with the inability of market forces to shrink…
How Technology Can Help Us Fight Ocean Pollution

July 25, 2019

Our oceans have undergone a dramatic transformation over the past several decades. The pressures of industrial production, unchecked…
Study shows potential for Earth-friendly plastic replacement

April 11, 2019

The quest to keep plastic out of landfills and simultaneously satisfy the needs of the food industry is…
TKF Plastics Innovation Challenge 2019

March 13, 2019

Marine plastic debris is an economic, environmental, human health and aesthetic catastrophe, posing a multi-dimensional challenge to humanity,…
2019 European Social Innovation Competition: Challenging Plastic Waste

March 13, 2019

The 2019 European Social Innovation Competition is organised by the European Commission. Under the theme Challenging Plastic Waste,…
Expert: ‘No single, one-size-fits-all solution’ to plastic waste problem

December 6, 2018

Governments, businesses and people around the world must play major roles in managing the rapidly growing plastics economy…
Scientists created a solar-powered light that is both sustainable and responsible

December 5, 2018

We take a lot of things for granted. Have you ever thought what life would be like if…
Quality of recycled plastic too poor

November 15, 2018

Efforts on multiple fronts are required if we are to increase the quality in the future so more…
Purple Bacteria could be used as Batteries to Generate Clean Energy from Sewage

November 14, 2018

A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Energy Research details a method for extracting clean energy…
What did you have for lunch today? A whole bunch of plastic

October 24, 2018

We polluted our world with plastic and it isn‘t great. Plastic waste has a lot of negative environmental…
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