Friday, July 1, 2022

Plastic

Plastics can increase the risk of human cardiovascular disease

The study finds a receptor greatly contributes to the harmful effects of plastic-associated chemicals.

Compostable plastic can be turned into an insulating foam

The process is like opening a can of soda and releasing the carbonation.

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.

New technology to transform plant materials into a wide range of products

Bloom Biorenewables develops biomass-based plastics.

New recycling process could cut down millions of tons of plastic waste

A method for reclaiming the polymers using solvents.

A new kind of plastic that maintains its original qualities when recycled

High-performance circular polymers with both intrinsic chemical recyclability and crystallinity.

Engineers make plastic conductive while also making it more transparent

Engineers change the game by making a conductive coating that’s also anti-reflective.

A new polymer that can degrade by ultraviolet radiation

Scientists at Cornell University have come up with a new polymer that can degrade by ultraviolet radiation. This faster-degrading plastic can degrade on a...

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...

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