Plastic bottles solve Nigeria's housing problem
The idea undoubtedly seemed strange at first: take the plastic water bottles that litter Nigeria's roads, canals and gutters and allow people to live inside them.
Researchers identify endocrine-disrupting chemical in bottled water
Container rethink: Ooho team cooks up water holder
Ekocycle 3D printer uses recycled plastic bottles as component in filament cartridges
Hormone-mimics in plastic water bottles -- just the tip of the iceberg?
In an analysis1 of commercially available mineral waters, the researchers found evidence of estrogenic compounds leaching out of the plastic packaging into the water. What's more, these chemicals are potent in vivo and result ...
Lobster dieoffs linked to chemicals in plastics
New research shows that chemicals found in plastics and detergents can exacerbate lobster diseases.
Plastics component affects intestine: study
The chemical Bisphenol A used in plastic containers and drinks cans has been shown for the first time to affect the functioning of the intestines, according to a French study published Monday.
US town bans bottled water
Water, water everywhere—just not in plastic bottles, says a town in the US state of Massachusetts.
Taiwan turns plastic junk into blankets, dolls
Some 40 people stand ankle-deep in used plastic bottles in the yard of a recycling station in Taipei, stamping them flat in the first step of a process that will transform the junk into usable goods.
Cement-like creation could help the environment
(PhysOrg.com) -- Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Naji Khoury has created a permeable cement-like material that offers a host of environmental advantages over traditional paving.
PepsiCo unveils 100 percent plant-based bottle
(AP) -- Remember the Cola Wars? Get ready for the Bottle Wars. PepsiCo Inc. on Tuesday unveiled a bottle made entirely of plant material, which it says bests the technology of competitor Coca-Cola and reduces its potential ...
Recycling entrepreneur stubs out cigarette garbage
Recycling entrepreneur Tom Szaky is stubbing out the world's cigarette problem—one butt at a time.
Chemical engineers find high-yield method of making xylene from biomass
A team of chemical engineers led by Paul J. Dauenhauer of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has discovered a new, high-yield method of producing the key ingredient used to make plastic bottles from biomass. The process ...
Researchers develop biodegradable substitutes for wood, plastic bottles and other common materials
(PhysOrg.com) -- Stanford University researchers have developed a synthetic wood substitute that may one day save trees, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and shrink landfills.