Scientists Develop ‘Infinitely’ Recyclable Plastics Replacement

One of the factors driving the plastic pollution crisis is that very little of it gets reused effectively—as of 2015, only 9 percent of all plastics ever made had been recycled, a 2017 Science Advances study found. This is because, as ScienceNews explained, when plastics break down, they usually break …

Scientists Accidentally Create Mutant Enzyme That Eats Plastic Bottles

Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles. The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first bacterium …

Over 8.3 Billion Metric Tons Of Plastics Made By Humans To Date, Most Of...

More than 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics have been produced by humans since large-scale production began back in the 1950s, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances. Almost all of this plastic now resides as litter or micro-plastics pollution in the natural environment, or buried …

Recycling Focus for Turkey’s Hospitality Sector

The Turkish government has launched a recycling campaign targeting the glass, plastics, paper and metal discards from hotels, restaurants and cafés. The HoReCa campaign will be centred mainly on major cities such as Istanbul, İzmir and the north-western province of Bursa where such businesses create the largest volumes of packaging …