Thursday, April 25, 2019

Polymer recycling technology ready to leave the lab

An East London-based start-up firm, Worn Again Technologies, has announced that it has hit a £5 million investment target to support the commercialization of...

Degrading plastics revealed as source of greenhouse gases

Researchers from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) discovered that several greenhouse gases are emitted...
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Pulling drinking water out of thin air

With droughts plaguing much of the western United States and millions of people across the globe living without access to safe water, the need...
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Crab shells and trees could replace flexible plastic packaging

From liquid laundry detergent packaged in cardboard to compostable plastic cups, consumer products these days are increasingly touting their sustainable and renewable origins. Now researchers...

Fishing net waste into high-end surfboard components

DSM and Starboard collaboration transforms discarded fishing nets from waste into high-end surfboard components Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in Nutrition, Health, and...

This sixth-grade inventor built a robot to hunt ocean plastic

Of the millions of metric tons of plastic that enter the ocean each year, researchers don’t yet know exactly where it all ends up....

London store recycles 60,000 plastic bottles for 3D-printed interior

You can tell that Bottletop, a "sustainable luxury" brand that transforms castoff materials into chic carryalls, takes its zero-waste philosophy to heart. Case in...
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Chilean company create water soluble plastic bag

Roberto Astete and Cristian Olivares, two researchers from Chile, are the masterminds behind a new biodegradable plastic bag. They discovered the formula while experimenting...

Plastics with a built-in self-destruct mechanism

Chemists in search of their Holy Grail: a plastic designed to die Plastics were designed to last as long as possible, but they’re now blamed...

MOF material exhibits selective capture of toxic atmospheric gas

Led by the University of Manchester, an international team of scientists has developed a metal-organic framework material (MOF) that exhibits a selective, fully reversible...
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