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What Do The Numbers On Recyclable Plastics Mean?

Posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 by

Recyclable plastic usually comes with a little recycling symbol printed on the bottom and depending on the product, there might be a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 stamped in the center of the symbol. It’s easy to miss, but this tiny digit is actually pretty important, because it’s an […]

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France’s plastic revolution

Posted on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 by

It is estimated that 300 million tonnes of plastic are produced annually, with at least eight million tonnes ending up in our oceans. Each piece of plastic will take hundreds of years to decompose, taking up space in landfills, poisoning bodies of water, land, and both marine and land-based animals alike. The European […]

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Carlsberg to replace plastic ring can holders with recyclable glue

Posted on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 by

The new Carlsberg ‘snap pack’ that, it is claimed, will cut plastic use by up to 76%. Photograph: Thorbjorn Fessel Familiar plastic can holders used for lager and beer multipacks could be on their way out after global brewing giant Carlsberg revealed plans to replace them with recyclable glue. In a world first […]

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Norway Has A Radical Approach To Plastic Pollution, And It’s Working

Posted on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 by

While other industrialized nations grapple with dangerously problematic plastic consumption, Norway stands out, recycling up to 97 percent of its plastic bottles thanks to a nationwide bottle deposit scheme. Ingrained in the Norwegian model is the idea that the container is on loan; it’s not yours. And why would you want it when you can […]

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How to Eliminate Plastic Waste and Plastic Pollution with Science and Engineering

Posted on Thursday, August 16th, 2018 by

By  Maverick Baker August, 16th 2018 Humanity’s dependence on plastic grows stronger with the passing of every year. It is lightweight, flexible, relatively inexpensive, and durable – and it is used in everything from grocery bags to 3D printed rocket nozzles. Plastic retains some of the most attractive qualities in any material, […]

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10 Cool Inventions That Are Saving The Earth

Posted on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 by

The damage mankind has done to the earth’s ecosystem by dumping plastic wastes alone is beyond horrible. But thanks to scientists who stood up to fight it alongside their inventions. These are 10 inventions that are saving the Earth. read more original article https://youtu.be/d4AU0tMQd0Y

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London’s Canary Wharf Aims to Be World’s First Plastic-Free Commercial Center

Posted on Friday, July 27th, 2018 by

London’s busy financial capital has made a significant announcement to stop plastic waste. Canary Wharf Group (CWG), which owns about 16.5 million square feet of real estate, committed to becoming a plastic-free commercial center as part of Surfers Against Sewage‘s […]

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Port of Amsterdam plant will convert plastic to ship fuel

Posted on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 by

Dutch company Bin2Barrel is building a plant at the Port of Amsterdam that will convert unrecyclable plastic into diesel fuel for cargo ships, the United Nations Environment Program said in an announcement. The plant will be the first of four “plastic to fuel” facilities built near the port and is estimated to start operations by the […]

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Material formed from crab shells and trees could replace flexible plastic packaging

Posted on Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 by

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 at Georgia Institute of Technology have created a material derived from crab shells and tree fibers that has the potential to replace the flexible plastic packaging used to keep food […]

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How Penzance became Britain’s first ever plastic-free town

Posted on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 by

Emily Kavanaugh is standing in her skincare-product shop, Pure Nuff Stuff, on Chapel Street. The narrow lane leads down towards the Jubilee pool, the triangular lido that juts like a ship’s prow into the sea from Penzance. “Here, try one,” Kavanaugh says, handing me a piece of packing material. The little white cloud looks and […]

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