December 12th, 2017 | by James Ayre
A number of countries in Europe (and elsewhere) currently employ plastic bottle deposit return programs -- programs which essentially pay consumers to return their used plastic bottles to grocery stores where they are collected in exchange for cash back or store credit
November 7th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers at Osaka University have created a catalyst that breaks down chemicals derived from biomass into industrial feedstocks for making plastics. The process is inexpensive and carbon neutral.
October 31st, 2017 | by James Ayre
Rather than it simply being the case that corals eat tiny plastic debris because they mistake it for prey, chemical additives in the plastic may be acting as a feeding stimulant — making the plastic "taste good" — according to a new study from Duke University. As a reminder here, corals have no eyes, and aren't thought to possess much of a visual system
October 31st, 2017 | by Andrea Bertoli
YASED was a top ten finalist at the Climate Launchpad event, and we got to sit down with the team and discuss the future of plastics recycling.
September 14th, 2017 | by James Ayre
Execs at a number of the world's top fossil fuel companies have in recent years made comments inferring that even after demand for oil and natural gas peaks, demand for petrochemical feedstocks for plastics, fertilizers, and other chemicals will remain strong
September 10th, 2017 | by James Ayre
The scale of the world's current micro plastics pollution problem can't be overstated. Plastics, and more importantly their nearly invisible half-broken-down remnants, are now everywhere. They're in the food you eat, the water you drink, and even often enough in the air you breathe
September 3rd, 2013 | by Susanna Schick
At the Women in Green Forum, we had the pleasure of not only watching Dr. Ellen Lee give a presentation on the work Ford is doing to end their dependency on petroleum-based materials, but also sat down with her to get to the tofu of the matter...
Dr. Ellen Lee and her team spend their days devising new ways to make plastic more sustainable. She does this at Ford, so it’s not just about renewable resources, but also about reducing weight. She’s always on the lookout for the lightest materials with the lowest environmental impact at Ford prices
November 2nd, 2009 | by Andrew Williams
[social_buttons] California-based company Cereplast has revealed that it is developing breakthrough technology to transform algae into bioplastics, and predicts that [&hellip