Blue sky thinking: 5 things to know about air pollution

Since the 1980s, a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) convention to deal with pollution issues affecting the wider Caribbean region. Since then, the climate crisis has been added to the risks facing the region. Christopher Corbin, the acting coordinator for the UNEP Cartagena Convention Secretariat, told UN News that the focusContinue Reading

Fact Sheet: President Biden Tackles Methane Emissions, Spurs Innovations, and Supports Sustainable Agriculture to Build a Clean Energy Economy and Create Jobs

President Biden: “During National Ocean Month, we celebrate the beauty and bounty of our ocean and reaffirm our commitment to protecting and conserving our marine environments for a sustainable future.” Following President Biden’s proclamation of June to be National Ocean Month, and in recognition of June 8 as World OceanContinue Reading

Tackling Plastic Pollution with Solid-State Photocatalysis

Plastic pollution is a critical environmental issue that requires innovative approaches to mitigate the level of plastic waste entering the environment. Now, a review paper has been published in the journal Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing that evaluates the potential use of solid-state photocatalysis for tackling plastic pollution. Study: Solid-state photocatalysisContinue Reading

How businesses can address non-recyclable plastic pollution

Companies have a major impact on the environment and should actively take part in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Investing in SDGs should be a top priority of companies to mitigate their direct and indirect impact on the world. In today’s environmental reality, companies must address their environmental footprint andContinue Reading

Plastic pollution is bad, but food waste is far worse

Single-use plastic is a huge environmental problem, but it can help limit food waste – another big problem. Tackling both will take ingenuity. In 1970, Coca-Cola investigated the environmental impact of making reusable glass bottles and found that single-use plastic bottles could be better in many contexts. It switchedContinue Reading

Ending plastic pollution; protecting our blue planet

Mr. Pascal Canfin, Chair of the ENVI committee, Honourable Members of the European Parliament, It is a pleasure to be here with you today.  The triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss and pollution and waste is upon us and bearing down harder every year. If weContinue Reading

Opinion: Marine plastic pollution – we aren’t off the hook yet

Published: 6/12/2022 5:02:30 PM Modified: 6/12/2022 5:00:13 PM Kennedy McGrath is an undergraduate student studying Marine Biology and Sustainability at the University of New Hampshire. Every minute, two garbage trucks of plastic are dumped into the world’s oceans. Marine pollution reaches every shore, including the coastlines of New England. DiscardedContinue Reading

Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution

Carla: Our take-make-waste economy is unsustainable. According to the World Bank, we generate over 2 billion tons of solid waste a year, and that number is projected to grow to 3.4 billion by 2050. With a finite number of resources available here on Earth, not only is our current wayContinue Reading