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
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 ...
US town bans bottled water
Water, water everywhere—just not in plastic bottles, says a town in the US state of Massachusetts.
Study confirms water quality in glass and plastic bottles
Bottled water sold in Spain is practically free of constituents given off by plastic packaging or glass bottle lids. They are only detected in some cases, albeit in quantities much lower than limits found ...
Cherry picking molecules based on their Pi electrons
Specialized windshield glass, everyday plastic water bottles, and countless other products are based on ethylene, a simple two-carbon molecule, which requires an energy-intense separation process to pluck ...
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.
Concerned researchers project global solid waste to peak at 11 million tons per day in 2100
IBM, Stanford cite advance in plastic recycling (w/ Video)
In a paper published in the American Chemical Society journal, Macromolecules, scientists from IBM and Stanford University detail discoveries that could lead to the development of new types of biodegradable, biocom ...
'Plastic bottle' solution for arsenic-contaminated water threatening 100 million people
With almost 100 million people in developing countries exposed to dangerously high levels of arsenic in their drinking water, and unable to afford complex purification technology, scientists today described a simple, inexpensive ...
Ocean garbage frustrates search for Flight 370
Sometimes the object spotted in the water is a snarled fishing line. Or a buoy. Or something that might once have been the lid to an ice box. Not once—not yet at least—has it been a clue.
Students' water-testing tool wins $40,000, launches nonprofit
University of Washington engineering students have won an international contest for their design to monitor water disinfection using the sun's rays. The students will share a $40,000 prize from the Rockefeller ...
Student's water bottles will help the world's poor
(PhysOrg.com) -- A student is helping fund third-world African communities by designing an innovative eco-friendly water bottle.