Single-use plastic production on the rise in 2021 despite environmental impact,...
"We need a fundamentally different approach, that turns the tap off on new plastic production.”
Scientists create biodegradable plastic using solar energy
The team’s success in using solar energy to synthesize fumaric acid shows promise in using artificial photosynthesis in the future.
Amazon’s plastic packaging problem is growing, Oceana report finds
The report found that Amazon produced 709 million pounds of plastic packaging waste in 2021, up 18 percent from the 599 million pounds Oceana estimated it produced in 2020.
England to ban more single-use plastic items
The UK government is set to ban additional single-use plastic items like plates and cutlery in England, after banning straws, stirrers and cotton swabs there in 2020.
175 nations start negotiations for legally binding international treaty on plastic pollution
Negotiators from 175 nations will create a team of scientists to address the plastic pollution crisis worldwide.
Greenpeace report: ‘Most plastic is just not recyclable’
The recycling myth explained.
California becomes first state to ban plastic produce bags
The bill, known as Senate Bill (SB) 1046, stipulates that stores can only provide so-called “precheckout bags” if they are compostable or made from recyclable paper.
Wax worm saliva can degrade stubborn plastic within hours, scientists find
Wax worms (Galleria mellonella) could both digest and biodegrade plastic, causing visible damage to a PE-plastic bag in just 40 minutes.
The plastics paradox facing humanity
Properly addressing the plastics problem involves not only interrogating corporate tactics but also understanding that some plastics provide societal benefits.
Many Dollar Store discounts packed with toxic chemicals: Report
"With their high profit margins, dollar stores must do more to ensure that all of these products are safe."