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Study: Corals Eat Plastic Debris Because It Tastes Good To Them

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


Is Oil Industry Threatened By More Than Electric Vehicles?

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


Women In Green Forum 2013 | Ford’s Future Plastics

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



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