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Green turtle swimming off Cyprus CREDIT Emily Duncan

Green turtles swallow plastic that looks like their food

Debris ingestion in these species is considered a global research priority.
New chemical-based method for recycling PET

New chemical-based method for recycling PET

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is one of the most widely used plastics today. PET bottles are ubiquitous in our day-to-day lives–one has to look around...
The newly engineered enzyme./ Image: University of Portsmouth

The newly engineered enzyme helps turn plant waste into sustainable products

An international team of researchers has engineered a new family of enzymes that could pave the way towards the conversion of plant waste into...
Transparent Plastic in granules. Polymer pellets. Isolated on a black background.

Pulsed electron beams shed light on plastics production

The proliferation of plastic products in the last several decades has been extraordinary. Quite simply, humans are addicted to this nearly indestructible material. Over...
The grass is greener when it becomes a straw

Biodegradable straws made from wild grass is a new zero-waste option

The plastic crisis is one of the greatest challenges facing planet Earth. One of such a plastic item is plastic straws that must be...
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A next-generation plastic that can be recycled again and again

Plastic pollution has increased in the past few decades. No doubt, plastic has a number of valuable uses- we have become addicted to single-use...

The study is likely to replace earth-friendly plastic

A simple walk on any beach, anywhere, and the plastic waste spectacle is present. All over the world, the statistics are ever growing, staggeringly....
3D scanning technology can tell how clean Indian cities are

3D scanning technology can tell how clean Indian cities are

At any given point, the national capital has about 5.57 lakh tons of municipal solid waste illegally dumped on the roadside or in open...
Microplastics can pass up the food chain to top predators

Marine top predators are exposed to microplastics via their prey, study found

Microplastics are an across the board contamination of the marine condition that can be incidentally consumed by zooplankton, fish and significantly bigger channel feeders,...