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This new recycling system could keep COVID PPE out of landfills

The waste from COVID-19 personal protective equipment is a gigantic problem. As of late last year, estimates put the amount of COVID-related plastic waste at ab…

PLANET

2022/04/26

This startup is making compostable plastic out of seaweed

Inside the lab of the Bay Area-based startup Sway, a sample of a thin piece of transparent material looks like the plastic typically used in shopping bags and w…

PEOPLE

2022/02/08

Microplastics and our planet: Part 3–addressing cosmetic products

One of the major sources of microplastics in the ecosystem is from cosmetics products, especially those that deliberately contain plastic particles for exfoliat…

PLANET

2021/04/22

4 Easy Ways to Make Your Cleaning Routine (Almost) Zero Waste

4 Easy Ways to Make Your Cleaning Routine (Almost) Zero Waste Over time, tiny changes make a big difference. Living …

PEOPLE

2021/04/16

Microplastics and our planet: Part 2 – developing a strategy

It is well documented that microplastics present a major problem for life on Earth and the problem is accelerating. How can humanity move away from its reliance…

PLANET

2021/04/13

Microplastics and our planet: Part 1 – looking at the problem

Plastics have made life easier across the planet, not least due to the material being lighter, easy to mold and easy to clean. At the same time, humanity has cr…

PLANET

2021/04/06

Heineken ditches plastic rings and shrink wrap in eco makeover

Heineken is ditching single-use plastic rings and shrink wrap from millions of multipack cans and replacing them with eco-friendly cardboard. The Dutch company …

PLANET

2020/03/06

The Effect of Plastics on Your Health and the Environment

Welcome to the plastic planet: Of the 9.1 billion tons of it we’ve churned out since the 1950s, roughly half was produced in the last decade or so, accord…

PLANET

2019/10/25