No legal lesson learned goes to waste as grassroot efforts to eliminate plastic continue | Key Biscayne

When Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal decided to bag Coral Gables’ idea of banning single-use plastic bags in its city, the nearly two-year sustainability and ecological protective effort didn’t exactly go to waste.  City leaders instituted other measures instead, such as encouraging consumers and even rewarding businesses. They areContinue Reading

Bicycle Locks Market - Technology & Vendor Assessment

Pune, May 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rigid Plastic Packaging Market by Vendor Assessment, Technology Assessment, Partner & Customer Ecosystem, type/solution, service, organization size, end-use verticals, and Region – Global Rigid Plastic Packaging Market Forecast to 2030, published by Market Data Centre, The Rigid Plastic Packaging Market is projected toContinue Reading

This Popular Cooking Hack Can Actually Release Trillions of Plastic Nanoparticles Into Your Food, Study Finds — Eat This Not That

The iconic pop song “Barbie Girl” by Aqua tells us that “life in plastic, it’s fantastic,” but it’s safe to say most real-life humans would disagree. Unfortunately, we’re quickly filling our planet, and ourselves, with more and more plastic. The first synthetic plastic was only developed 115 years ago inContinue Reading

China Dialogue Ocean

Every year, 8 million tons of plastic enter the ocean. That’s equivalent to one truckload dumped into the sea every minute of the day. From there, it goes on a long and destructive journey. “The plastic that enters the ocean can be carried vast distances by currents to all partsContinue Reading

Modeling framework Virtual plastic particles were progressively released into the Mediterranean at one-minute intervals between 2013 and 2016. The simulated particles (N ≃ 1.472 × 108) are considered representative of floating plastics debris, with the exception of extremely light foamed plastics (such as polystyrene foam) or air filled objects (such as bottles or balls)Continue Reading

UBC entrepreneurs join fight against plastic pollution

New ideas include compostable bioplastics and innovative coating that extends product lifespan The end of plastic pollution—in the oceans, on land and in our air—could be within reach with two UBC ventures working hard on solutions that could make this vision a reality. “Tonnes of plastic waste pollute our landContinue Reading

U.S. Antimicrobial Plastics Market to Advance at CAGR of

Albany NY, United States, May 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Plastic bags manufacturers, suppliers, and exporters globally are capturing revenues from a booming online and offline retail. Plastic bag industry statistics present interesting insights on value-grab opportunities, and found that rise in consumer products is a key factor expanding theContinue Reading

polymer physics, cambridge smart plastics

© Farek We talk to Professor of Polymer Physics Eugene Terentjev, at the University of Cambridge, about the future of plastic Professor Terentjev is also involved with Cambridge Smart Plastics, a start-up that attempts to funnel leading polymer expertise into revolutionising commodity plastics, accelerating innovation and technology translation. 1. WhichContinue Reading