New super-enzyme eats plastic bottles six times faster
Breakthrough that builds on plastic-eating bugs first discovered by Japan in 2016 promises to enable full recycling
Sustainable Business Covered podcast: The Plastic-Free July special
For episode 89 of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast, edie has assembled expert speakers for exclusive discussions on how plastics action is progressing throughout the Covid-19 crisis.
‘It’s all on hold’: how Covid-19 derailed the fight against plastic waste
Pandemic prompted states to temporarily ban reusable grocery bags and stalled legislation aimed at reducing plastic packaging
Plastic superhighway: the awful truth of our hidden ocean waste
Solving the issue of waste in our seas turned out to be more complex than scrounging for bottles off the beach, Laura Trethewey found
Revealed: more than 1,000 metric tons of microplastics rain down on US parks and wilderness
A survey of 11 remote western locations found that, over a year, the fragments had traveled through the atmosphere like rain or water particles
Pandemic pause on plastic bag regulations a concern for recyclers
Plastic bags are known for contaminating the recycling stream and causing problems at MRFs. With at least four states and many more municipalities affected by temporary policy changes, some recyclers are wary of impacts.