New Yorkers will soon have to pay for disposable plastic and paper bags in a city that consumes billions of them each year.
Researchers at ETH Zurich and Disney Research Zurich have developed a new technique called Computational Thermoforming. It enables them to manufacture plastic replicas of digital 3-D models, in which the shape and colour ...
Plastics are all around us. They are found in containers and packing materials, children's toys, medical devices and electronics.
One secret to creating the world's fastest silicon-based flexible transistors: a very, very tiny knife.
Microplastics—tiny particles of plastic less than five millimeters in size—are polluting rivers and ponds along with chemical contaminants. The particles come from cosmetics such as exfoliating body scrubs or are washed ...
Scientists at the University of Reading have led development of a new material that can repair itself at body temperature.
Approximately 8 million metric tons of plastic waste washes off land into the ocean each year. Bottle caps, toothbrushes, tiny plastic fragments, filaments, pellets, film and resin float about in the water columns.
We manufacture over 300m tonnes of plastics each year for use in everything from packaging to clothing. Their resilience is great when you want a product to last. But once discarded, plastics linger in the environment, littering ...
A team of Japanese scientists has found a species of bacteria that eats the type of plastic found in most disposable water bottles.
Toxic plastic is wreaking havoc on marine life – and University of Queensland researchers fear it could be making its way up the food chain and ending up on our dinner plates.