New Chemistry Technique Turns Waste Plastic Into Clean Fuel

Waste plastic is choking the Earth’s oceans and poisoning its wildlife. That’s why researchers at Purdue University are excited about a new chemical technique that turns waste plastic back into useful polymers — or even clean fuel. The new technique works on polypropelene, according to a new paper published in …

Adidas Doubles Recycled Plastic Shoe Production

Adidas has announced plans to more than double the amount of shoes it is making from recycled plastic waste in 2019. The trainer and fashion brand aims to produce 11 million pairs of its Ultraboost Parley in 2019, in partnership with environmental organisation Parley for the Oceans. This is a …

Microplastics Found in Every Marine Mammal Surveyed in UK Study

Microplastics are being widely ingested by Britain’s marine mammals, scientists say, with samples found in every animal examined in a study. The research on 50 stranded creatures including porpoises, dolphins, grey seals and a pygmy sperm whale is the most comprehensive analysis of microplastics in the digestive tracts of both …

Golf Is Not as Green as Grass: Teen Finds Golf Balls Are a Major...

The plastic waste in our oceans is a major environmental problem thanks to humans tossing out single-use items like take-out containers, plastic straws, water bottles and plastic bags. But there is also an unexpected source of plastic waste that a teenage diver recently discovered — golf balls. When 16-year-old Alex …

2018: A Year of Fighting Plastic Waste

The plastic pollution crisis has been building for some time now, to the point where around eight million tons of plastic enter the world’s oceans each year. In response, a movement to cut down on plastic waste has also been gaining momentum, but 2018 was the year it really picked …

Aldi Wants a Pizza the Action on Sustainability

The supermarket has committed to introducing 100% recyclable pizza discs in an effort to reduce plastic waste. Aldi has committed to introducing 100% recyclable pizza discs in an effort to reduce plastic waste. The discs are used to protect the product when they are packaged – the supermarket will now …