November 20th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
A start-up in a small town in Israel says it has developed a way to recycle plastic and ordinary refuse that could form the basis of a truly circular economy. The best part is it says it can be profitable -- something most recycling schemes are not.
October 13th, 2019 | by Carolyn Fortuna
Banana leaves that can replace plastic wrap and other plastic wraps -- one more attempt to save the planet from ourselves
August 27th, 2019 | by Erika Clugston
The MakeGrowLab is in the process of patenting the SCOBY material
August 15th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
New research finds micro-plastic particles in everything from Arctic sea ice to snow in the Alps to rain in the Rockies. There is almost no research about the health effects of micro-plastics on humans.
August 15th, 2019 | by The Beam
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) is a major environmental problem, yet, in the context of the many warnings we’ve had over the last decade as to the damage we are doing to our planet, it seems perfectly in keeping with the times. Except, of course, that it’s not even new. Scientists have been officially monitoring its growth since the 1970s.
July 29th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
America is becoming a dictatorship where nationalism and defense of corporations are the primary objective of the government. Fake Republicans are happily promoting the end of the American Experiment.
June 11th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Plastic trash used to be a simple problem. Bundle it up, put it on a freighter, and ship it off to China. That worked really well until China stopped allowing plastic waste into the country. All of sudden, the countries producing all that trash had no idea what to do with it
June 3rd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Demand for plastics is expected to skyrocket over the next several decades, adding many gigatons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. Can anything be done? Yes, keep oil and gas in the ground.
May 31st, 2019 | by Erika Clugston
Aivan, a Finnish design company, used fungus, yeast, and other naturally-derived materials to create a pair of concept headphones
May 31st, 2019 | by Erika Clugston
The company now runs on 100% renewables, but continues to face the problem of its dependence on petroleum-based plastics
May 18th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
Amanda Kistler, Director of Communications and Development at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), has shared a new report with CleanTechnica. The full report, Plastic & Climate The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet, was released on May 15, 2019. Below is a summary of the report and several highlights from it
May 9th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory say they have a found a way to make plastics that are fully recyclable. That could be a significant breakthrough for a world drowning in plastic detritus.
February 20th, 2019 | by Erika Clugston
Teams and individuals will compete for one year to propose their innovative solutions to the world’s plastic crisis
January 31st, 2019 | by Carolyn Fortuna
Why are so many corporations pledging to reduce single-use plastics instead of eliminating them altogether now
December 31st, 2018 | by Tina Casey
Global oil and gas giants are hedging agains EVs and renewable energy by growing their petrochemicals business, but other corporate giants can thwart them
November 7th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Engaging in an honest, factual and logical debate isn't always possible, but the folks over at Kialo are on a mission to maximize the likelihood of a positive outcome, whatever the topic may be. Their platform was built to allow just about anyone to have a structured online debate about just about anything
October 16th, 2018 | by The Beam
An interview with social entrepreneur and plastic pollution activist Shilpi Chhotray
September 18th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard
Boyan's vision could have fallen apart at multiple points over the past five years. Reisser's study or someone else's could have shown a much more even distribution of plastics through dozens of meters of water column. Plastics could have degraded more quickly in ocean water and sunlight. He could have failed to capture many people's imaginations
May 22nd, 2018 | by Nexus Media
Researchers have developed a process to separate fiberglass from resin. This was a task that had proved nearly impossible earlier — and the primary reason the two substances are nearly impossible to recycle. They must be separated to make them reusable. Scientists hope their research will be used to develop a “zero-waste” cell phone.
January 30th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan
Everyone needs to more determinedly limit or do away with all plastic choices — especially those that go ridiculously far and cross an ocean to be recycled (polluting on the way). The UK is facing an immediate crisis of excess plastic waste. The Chinese said there is to be a halt in taking plastic trash from the UK, which has shipped 2.7 tonnes of plastic scrap for recycling in the past few years to China