Plastic

5 weird materials that could replace plastic

Plastic is a wonder. It's malleable, so it can be molded into a variety of useful objects — from bottles to bags to medical supplies. At the same …

Sustainability

A Plastic World

Like avalanches and whiskey distilling, ski boot construction boils down to a science. In this case, designers tinker with a plastic’s chemical …

Giant Seabird With a Plastic Spoon in His Stomach Tells a Sad Story About Our Trash

The story of the giant bird recently taken into the Massey University’s Wildbase Hospital is a very straightforward, and unfortunate, answer to the …

Oceans

9 Shocking Facts About Plastics in Our Oceans

The oceans are massive, pulsing, vibrant bodies of water that serve humanity in countless ways—from providing food to enabling commerce to simply …

Oceans

Plastic rice rumours: Here are 5 easy ways to identify fake rice

After the news of fake eggs being sold at a Kolkata market triggered panic across the country, now the news of plastic rice being sold at some …

Andhra Pradesh

That’s More Like it! This Popular Beach State in India Just Put a $150 Fine on Plastic Litter

The government of Goa, India, is going to introduce a serious fine of up to Rs 5,000 (around $75) for making, carrying, and selling of plastic bags. …

Goa

The Waxworm Is A Caterpillar That Eats Plastic

It's pretty common knowledge that plastic can literally take forever to break down. That's because the complex polymer molecules that make it up are …

Recycling

Effort to clean up ocean plastic to begin in the next 12 months

A Dutch foundation dedicated to removing plastic pollution from the world’s oceans announced a new system design today that will allow them to begin …

Tragic seal photo shows dangers of throwing away plastic

<b>Upsetting photos show how a seal caught in plastic waste died before medics could save it last week.</b><p>It swam into the loop of plastic packing tape …

Hacking

Study Finds Plastic is Coming Back to Haunt You – in Salt – For Real…

Nature is a closed system and all we do to it will eventually come back to us in one form or another. Sometimes in a very surprising way – and <i>very</i> …

Cooking

Waiting for 'rakshaks', foraging cows choke on plastic across India

As Atul Yadav sets up his food cart in the sweltering morning heat, flies are not the only guests feasting on garbage dumped on the side of a road in …

India

FAQs

Buying / Ordering / Shipping Questions<p>When are you shipping? Can you ship mine sooner?<p>Unfortunately, we can’t ship any units sooner than our …

3D Printing

Hey Mr. Green! Do Larger Containers Reduce Packaging Waste?

Mr. Green dusts off his pocket calculator<p><b>Q: My wife has drafted our household into a campaign to reduce the plastic packaging we consume. However,</b> …

Recycling

New Recycling Process Turns Waste Plastic Into Oil

New Recycling Process Turns Waste Plastic Into Oil<p>Rather than dumping waste plastic into our oceans, Recycling Technologies created a machine that …

Recycling

This is how caterpillars might be the heroes the environment needs

The main character in one of our favorite childhood picture books may be the unlikely hero we need right now. An intriguing new study shows that …

Worms

Ford investigates the use of bamboo in vehicle interiors

You’ve probably sat on it, built with it, and maybe even eaten it, but did you know that your car could be next to benefit from bamboo – one of the …

Bamboo

FEATURE-Kenya seeks to cure plastic bag addiction with blanket ban

Can Kenya's fourth attempt to get rid of plastic bags, spurred by a social media campaign, finally start to reduce pollution?<p>By Moraa Obiria<p>NAKURU, …

Africa

Give up the plastic that’s poisoning planet Earth, says BBC presenter Simon Reeve

Planet Earth is being “poisoned by plastic”, TV presenter Simon Reeve has warned as he pledged to live without single-use plastic for a month.<p>The …

Recycling

Volvic water recalled in Japan amid plastic fear

<b>About 3.7 million bottles of Volvic mineral water are being recalled in Japan, over fears pieces of plastic have got into some of the products.</b><p>Local distributor Kirin Beverage said part of a bottle-filling machine in the French Volvic factory had been damaged, and fallen into the water …

Business

This $6,800 house was built from recycled bricks in just 5 days

While it may look unassuming at first glance, this house is truly revolutionary. The 430 square foot home is made from LEGO-like recycled plastic …

Lifestyle

Women in Uganda Are Turning Plastic Straw Waste Into Art – Creating Jobs and Cleaning the Planet

Plastic is, without a doubt, making our life a lot easier. But that, of course, is not the end of the story. Currently, it is also one of the biggest …

Recycling

Paper or plastic? Canadian scientist at centre of grocery debate

A Guelph food scientist has found himself at the centre of what may be the world’s longest-running grocery debate: paper or plastic?<p>In this case, the issue is not bags but boxes – specifically, the boxes used to deliver produce from farms to grocery stores. Keith Warriner, a University of Guelph …

Recycling

Get Inspired By These 5 People Who Have Found a Productive Way to Repurpose Plastic Waste!

Plastic, of some kind, can be found everywhere you turn in modern society. It is impossible to walk into an average grocery store without seeing huge …

Vegan Recipes

United Kingdom testing durable roads made of recycled plastic

Why it matters to you<p>Plastic roads are a win for the environment, government budgets, and the quality of streets we drive on. MacRebur is a startup …

Recycling

The Pantry Detox: A Brilliant, Clutter-Free Organizational Approach

We’ve long been on a mission to cut out plastic packaging in the kitchen, which is a surprisingly tough mandate. For one, it’s generally a good idea …

Meet the Sahrawi refugee building homes from plastic bottles in the desert

<b>TINDOUF, Algeria</b> - With temperatures soaring beyond 50 degrees Celsius and sand storms wrecking havoc on the Sahrawi refugees inhabiting the adobe …

Refugees

Solar-powered Trashpresso converts plastic and fabric waste into floor tiles

<b>A 40-foot shipping container platform holds a complete mobile waste recycling plant capable of upcycling plastic and fabric waste into architectural</b> …

Recycling

Worms Can Eat Plastic But No One's Sure How

An accidental discovery leads to more questions.<p>Wax worms can eat through plastic bags. No one's quite sure how yet, but the finding is an exciting one that comes through unconventional means.<p>Federica Bertocchini is a biologist at Spain's Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria, but …

Biology

Coral Gables will join long list of cities, countries in banning plastic bags

David Lewis remembers what it was like a few years ago immediately after the city of San Jose, California, passed a law prohibiting supermarkets and …

Recycling

These Worms Can Eat Plastic Shopping Bags!

Could plastic-eating worms be the answer to our pollution problem?<p>Plastic takes a toll on the environment at every stage. It’s made of synthetic …

Recycling