Study Finds that Styrofoam Increases Biodiesel Power Output
Nature inspires a greener way to make colorful plastics
Long before humans figured out how to create colors, nature had already perfected the process—think stunning, bright butterfly wings of many different hues, for example. Now scientists are tapping into ...
Leading scientists express rising concern about 'microplastics' in the ocean
Microplastics – microscopic particles of plastic debris – are of increasing concern because of their widespread presence in the oceans and the potential physical and toxicological risks they pose to organisms.
All the world's oceans have plastic debris on their surface
The Malaspina Expedition, led by the Spanish National Research Council, have demonstrated that there are five large accumulations of plastic debris in the open ocean that match with the five major twists ...
Researcher invents continuous, zero-toxic-emission system that converts nonrecycled plastics into crude oil
Plastic is becoming a major problem worldwide: In 2012, the United States alone produced roughly 32 million tons of plastic waste, while only recycling about 9 percent of its plastic, according to the Environmental ...
Ford and Heinz explore potential of repurposed tomato parts
Scientists call for action on plastic waste
Scientists from around the world have called for laws to tackle the growing problem of plastic waste.
Modern alchemy leaches gold from water
A small French start-up company is selling a technology with a hint of alchemy: turning water into gold.
Orange peels could be made into biodegradable plastic
Plastic waste is one of the worst forms of trash because it takes so long to degrade, thus overflowing our landfills and polluting our oceans and waterways. But what if we could make plastic from a recycled, natural, biodegradable ...
'Peepoo' bag offers sanitary human waste disposal for pennies
Can Recycling Be Bad for the Environment?
The fluorescent fingerprint of plastics
LMU researchers have developed a new process which will greatly simplify the process of sorting plastics in recycling plants. The method enables automated identification of polymers, facilitating rapid separation ...
Romanian city opens plastic bottle bridge in litter protest
Timisoara in western Romania on Wednesday inaugurated a 23-metre (75 feet) bridge made of more than 157,000 collected plastic bottles to warn against the devastating effects of litter.
Dutch teen targets Pacific Ocean 'plastic soup' menace
Dutch student Boyan Slat is only 19 years old, but he already has 100 people working on his revolutionary plan to scoop thousands of tonnes of damaging plastics from the oceans.