California subpoenas ExxonMobil in probe of plastics waste

California's attorney general on Thursday subpoenaed ExxonMobil as part of what he called a first-of-its-kind broader investigation into the petroleum industry for its alleged role in causing a global plastic pollution crisis, ...

Greening food preservation nourishes the environment

As consumers seek fewer preservatives in packaged food—while the environment needs less plastic waste—Cornell scientists are finding ways to make active packaging materials with a biologically-derived polymer that helps ...

Plastic recycling shouldn't be an end in itself

Wanting to keep plastics in circulation is currently en vogue. According to Magdalena Klotz, however, high collection rates are of little use if recyclate only replaces virgin material to a limited extent.

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