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Plastic to ride: Indonesians swap bottles for bus tickets

Posted on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 by

Indonesia’s second-largest city has come up with a novel way to encourage its residents to recycle waste: giving free bus rides in exchange for used plastic bottles. Under the scheme launched by Surabaya in April, commuters can ride red city buses by […]

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Nuatan is the bioplastic that could answer the plastic pollution crisis

Posted on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 by

A type of compostable bioplastic made of corn starch, sugar and used cooking oil, created by Crafting Plastics Studio, could replace “all the packaging we know”, according to its designers. Nuatan, which was presented at an exhibition during London Design Festival, is more durable than previous bioplastics and degrades […]

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As shops ditch plastic packaging, seaweed will take over

Posted on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 by

Man has produced more than eight billion tonnes of plastic – and has consigned 6.3 billion tonnes of it to landfill or the ocean. Plastic pollutes and is resource-intensive. However, a group of startups is looking for other ways to produce sustainable packaging. […]

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How do you make your bathroom plastic-free?

Posted on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 by

If you’re trying to minimize your plastic use at home after seeing the photos, the videos, the science and the art projects that emphasize how harmful plastic is, you’re far from alone. But when it comes to changing habits, you may […]

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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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