Saturday, December 3, 2022

Plastic waste

Microbes in cow stomachs can help break down plastic

An eco-friendly way to reduce litter.

New way to make compostable plastics break down more easily

Solving a problem that has flummoxed the plastics industry and environmentalists.

Microplastics are more ubiquitous than science had known

Scientists find microplastics everywhere.

Upcycling PET plastic waste into a nanomaterial for supercapacitors

The breakthrough could reduce plastic pollution and hasten the transition to 100% clean energy.

Highest levels of microplastic ever recorded on the seafloor

More than 10 million tons of plastic waste enters the oceans every year. Floating plastic waste at sea has attracted the public's interest, on...

How submarine sediment avalanches transport microplastics into the deep ocean?

Much of the macro- and microplastic in the ocean ends up on the seafloor, with some of the highest concentrations reported in submarine canyons...

LEGO bricks could survive in the ocean for up to 1,300 years

The residence times of plastics in the oceans are obscure, mainly as a result of the durability of the material and the moderately short...

We are drinking lots of plastics

The widespread use and release of plastics in nature have raised global concerns about their impact on public health and the environment. The extensive...

Major environmental challenge as microplastics are harming our drinking water

Tiny pieces of plastic break down further during treatment processes, reducing the performance of treatment plants and impacting on water quality.

Marine scientists find toxic bacteria on microplastics retrieved from tropical waters

A field survey conducted by a team of marine scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has uncovered toxic bacteria living on the...

New chemical conversion process turns plastic waste into fuel

Almost 8 million plastics flow into the oceans each year. Plastic waste disposal, whether recycled or thrown away, does not mean the end of the...

Students recycled plastic with self-built waste machines

Students at the University of Twente have developed Precious Plastic Recycling Machines by grind up plastic waste with a shredder. They are going to present...

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