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Breaking down marine plastic pollution

August 2, 2019

A University of Adelaide-led research team has developed a new approach to purging water sources of the microplastics…
Making plastic from CO2

July 17, 2019

Carbon dioxide, or CO2, is known to be a greenhouse gas and to have harmful effects on the…
Turning Emissions into Plastics

May 15, 2019

UC Santa Barbara scientist details a revolutionary approach to storing and using carbon, and the impressive effort it…
Industry-ready process makes plastics chemical from plant sugars

May 7, 2019

Developing renewable, plant-based alternatives for petroleum-derived chemicals is a major piece of the effort to transition away from…
New Material Combines Best of Ceramics, Metals and Plastics

May 6, 2019

Borrowing a method from the field of drug discovery, a team of researchers has developed a material that…
Fantastic Plastic: Algotek Aims for Environmental Solution

April 30, 2019

All those plastic straws, forks, spoons, bags, and water bottles add up to one big environmental problem. By…
Industrial Electronics Packaging Market: Sustained Preference for PE & PVC to Account for Plastic’s Dominance

April 19, 2019

Nearly 3.5% annual growth is expected in the volume consumption of industrial electronics packaging solutions, in 2019. As…
Plastic’s Carbon Footprint

April 18, 2019

Researchers conduct first global assessment of the lifecycle of greenhouse gas emissions from plastics. From campaigns against microplastics…
Tiny fibers create unseen plastic pollution

February 20, 2019

While the polyester leisure suit was a 1970s mistake, polyester and other synthetic fibers like nylon are still…
Scientists discover a better way to make plastics out of sulfur

February 12, 2019

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have discovered a new process to make polymers out of sulfur which…
Antireflection coating makes plastic invisible

January 30, 2019

Antireflection (AR) coatings on plastics have a multitude of practical applications, including glare reduction on eyeglasses, computer monitors…
Sustainable “Plastics” Are on the Horizon

December 27, 2018

A new Tel Aviv University study describes a process to make bioplastic polymers that don’t require land or fresh water…
High-temperature electronics? That’s hot

December 7, 2018

A new organic plastic material allows electronics to function at extreme temperatures without sacrificing performance. From iPhones on…
Combination 3D Printer will Recycle Plastic in Space

November 22, 2018

The first integrated 3D printer and recycler is part of the cargo that was launched to the International…
Plastic Manufacturing Could Be More Energy-Efficient With Novel Material

October 26, 2018

An innovative filtering material may soon reduce the environmental cost of manufacturing plastic. Created by a team including…
Project to enable plastics to be recycled together

October 12, 2018

Never sure whether you can recycle your milk bottles with your margarine tubs? This problem could be solved…
Biodegradable plastic blends offer new options for disposal

September 10, 2018

Imagine throwing your empty plastic water bottle into a household composting bin that breaks down the plastic and…
Water bottles, other recycled 3D printing materials could avoid military supply snags

August 27, 2018

Soldiers on the battlefield or at remote bases often have to wait weeks for vital replacement parts. Now…
UGA to test first fully biodegradable plastic straw

August 22, 2018

A research team that includes partners from the University of GeorgiaNew Materials Institute and the RWDC Environmental Stewardship…
Science mission to discover how ‘everyday’ chemicals and plastic are changing the Arctic

July 9, 2018

Scientists are heading to the Arctic to discover how chemicals and microscopic particles of plastic debris are changing…
Supercomputers Help Design Mutant Enzyme that Eats Plastic Bottles

July 2, 2018

A dump truck’s worth of plastic empties into the ocean every minute. Worldwide, humankind produces over 300 million…
Supercomputers help design mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottle

June 27, 2018

A dump truck’s worth of plastic empties into the ocean every minute. Worldwide, humankind produces over 300 million…
Scientists calculate impact of China’s ban on plastic waste imports

June 25, 2018

While recycling is often touted as the solution to the large-scale production of plastic waste, upwards of half of…
Technique doubles conversion of CO2 to plastic component

May 24, 2018

Produced almost entirely from burning fossil fuels, carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere have risen from 280 parts…
New method can break down PET plastic with microwaves

May 3, 2018

Large volumes of PET packaging—used for, for example, non-transparent soft drinks bottles—bypass the returnables systems and refuse bins,…
Cheap 3-D Printer Can Produce Self-Folding Materials

April 30, 2018

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have used an inexpensive 3-D printer to produce flat plastic items that, when…
4 easy ways to cut back on your plastic use

April 24, 2018

Plastic is cheap, convenient—and choking the planet, leading Earth Day organizers to focus this year’s event on changing our behaviour…
Using Dyne Pen To Measure Surface Energy And Its Benefits

March 13, 2018

Irrespective of the business you are in, you need to offer services and products that match with world-class…
‘Lost’ 99% of microplastics to be identified with dye?

November 23, 2017

The smallest microplastics present in our oceans – which go largely undetected and are potentially harmful – could…
New biomaterial could replace plastic laminates, greatly reduce pollution

September 21, 2017

An inexpensive biomaterial that can be used to sustainably replace plastic barrier coatings in packaging and many other…
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