British Startup Turning Plastic Waste Into Wax Wins Fans in Asia

(Bloomberg) — A British startup’s innovation to tackle plastic pollution by decomposing the material into a wax that’s digested by nature is making inroads in Asia. Polymateria Ltd., which has a lab on Imperial College London’s campus, has struck a deal with a supplier to 7-Eleven in Taiwan, Polymateria ChiefContinue Reading

Should I Buy Water in a Plastic, Metal, or Glass Bottle?

Illustration: Elena Scotti (Photos: Shutterstock, PixelSquid) Welcome to Burning Questions, a series where Earther answers the most common asks we get on how to address climate change. Many people want to do something, anything to help address the climate crisis. We answer your questions about how to help change yourContinue Reading

Why banning plastic straws isn't helping the oceans

Breadcrumb Trail Links World NP Comment News Canada Everything Should Be Better: Instead, we need to focus on fixing ghost gear and waste management practices in the developing world Author of the article: Tristin Hopper Publishing date: Sep 23, 2021  •  3 minutes ago  •  3 minute read  •  14 CommentsContinue Reading

Alkemy Deploys Its 100% Recycled Plastic Sealing Protection in the Haifa Cross-Carmel Infrastructure Tunnel

Alkemy will supply 500,000 sq. ft. of its surface protector to seal the 15-kilometer long critical infrastructure tunnel that will run from Haifa Port to Tirat Hacarmel BEIT SHEAN, Israel, Sept. 23, 2021 /CNW/ – Alkemy (K.B. Recycling Industries Ltd.)_( (“Alkemy” or, the “Company“), (TSXV: AKMY) (TSXV: AKMY.WT), the environmentalContinue Reading

Plastic waste: Why EPR alone doesn't stand a chance

EPR rests management of multi-layer plastic such as sachets with the manufacturer until the end of its life. Pic:Wallpaperflare There is value in sifting through the remains of what we discard. And each act of sifting, collecting, sorting, grading, trading is a revolution of sorts. But what does this haveContinue Reading

Future Market Insights Projects in Latest Study

DUBAI, U.A.E, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — As per a recent market analysis by Future Market Insights, (FMI), the global plastic vials and ampoules market is projected to expand at a 6.1% CAGR during the forecast period. With high demand from the healthcare and personal care sectors, the market is projected toContinue Reading


Two billss related to single-use plastics — AB 1276 and AB 962 — have passed the California assembly and are now on Governor Newsom’s desk for consideration. AB 1276 is designed to reduce plastic pollution from single-use food and beverage accessories by requiring that utensils, straws, stirrers, and condiment packagesContinue Reading

Recycled PET lego bricks

Thinking of using plastic in your project? Our latest Dezeen guide includes more than 11 types of plastic commonly used in architecture, design and interiors, with links to hundreds of projects for inspiration. Plastics are among the most versatile materials in existence. Defined by their plasticity, they have long carbon chains called polymersContinue Reading