Raeed Roshan Ali: Inspiring Youth to Tackle the Plastic Waste Problem

Ladderworks is a publishing platform of diverse picture books and online curriculum with the mission to empower over a million kids to become social entrepreneurs. Our current series features interviews by our interplanetary journalist Spiffy with inspiring Social Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Builders, who are advancing the UN SDGs. Hello! MyContinue Reading

Thousands of microbead pellets from a ripped pool toy scatter across the surface of Lake Tahoe in July 2021.

A new trend of pool toys containing glitter and microbeads is complicating the already pervasive environmental problem of microplastic pollution. University of California, Davis, scientists studying plastics pollution encourage beach-goers to take care to leave natural waterways as clean or cleaner than they found them this summer by reducing theirContinue Reading

The Inventors Working to Solve the COVID-19 Plastic Waste Problem

By Emma Batha LONDON, July 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From surgical masks and gloves to disposable hospital gowns and aprons, the COVID-19 pandemic is creating a mountain of plastic medical waste that is polluting the land and sea — alarming doctors and environmentalists alike. One young entrepreneur in Mexico hasContinue Reading

A plastic surgeon's bill for $1,040

It was a Sunday morning in late November when Bryan Keller hopped on a bike to pick up groceries, cruising with ease in a relatively empty New York City. The surprises came fast and hard: a fall that sent his head into the pavement and left him bleeding profusely andContinue Reading

Natural enzymes revolutionize plastic recycling

At the beginning of the noughties, it was thought that certain polymers such as polyester and especially polyethylene terephthalate (PET) were not degradable at all, says environmental biotechnologist Dr. Doris Ribitsch from the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in Vienna. She conducts research at the Institute forContinue Reading

The global plastics market accounted for $621.9 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach $758.6 billion by 2025

New York, July 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Rigid Plastic Packaging Market Research Report by Raw Material, by Type, by Production Process, by Application, by Region – Global Forecast to 2026 – Cumulative Impact of COVID-19” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p06087483/?utm_source=GNW The Global Rigid Plastic PackagingContinue Reading

Everything you should know about single-use plastic

The future of single-use plastic usage in Africa isn’t looking good. With the recent news that the South African government is planning to oppose a Multilateral Environmental Agreement (MEA) treaty in September that would effectively put an end to the import of plastics into Africa, in addition to Coca Cola’sContinue Reading