By combining plastic waste with durian wood sawdust, we may have found a way to slow the rise of plastic pollution in Indonesia.
Sept. 22, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: oil-industry plastic plastic-pollution composite-materials petrochemicals plastic-packaging lobbying
What groups like the G20 can do to help fix the problem.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: plastic plastic-pollution marine-plastic-litter g20
We investigated plastic recycling in the UK and uncovered startling inconsistencies.
Sept. 2, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: recycling plastic plastic-pollution waste-management plastic-waste plastic-packaging
A new study reports that baby Florida sea turtles are consuming large quantities of plastic waste during a critical early life stage at sea.
Aug. 31, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: plastic plastic-pollution animal-welfare endangered-species veterinary-medicine florida plastic-waste ocean-plastic plastic-bags sea-turtles sargasso-sea
Endocrine-disrupting compounds are pervasive in modern life, from food packaging to shampoo. Research is connecting their effects on humans to risk of severe illness or death from the coronavirus.
Aug. 31, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: health environment covid-19 coronavirus pandemic chemicals plastic environmental-health pfas
Plastics are strong, durable, waterproof, lightweight, easy to mould, and recyclable – all key properties for construction materials.
Aug. 12, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: interdisciplinarity plastic circular-economy building plastic-waste construction-materials
Plastic flows to the world's waterbodies could double over the next two decades.
July 24, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: plastic plastic-pollution marine-plastic-litter ocean-pollution microplastic
With oil selling at rock bottom prices, a glut of cheap plastic could reverse progress on recycling.
June 20, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pandemic recycling plastic petrochemicals
Even recycled plastics still end up in landfill with our current system.
April 21, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: chemistry recycling plastic plastic-pollution plastic-recycling
Releasing balloons at weddings and other celebrations is festive, until they break into pieces and become plastic pollution. A citizen science project is spotlighting the problem.
March 18, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: data citizen-science wildlife gps plastic mapping litter microplastics great-lakes plastic-pollution
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