Newly Discovered Bacteria Make Plastics Rot Much Faster

Around 5 to 10 years from now a tiny organism with an unusual appetite made a home in an industrial site near a bottle-recycling...

Technology to Clean Oceans of Plastic Debris Developed by Student

Boyan Slat, a 19-year-old Aerospace Engineering student at TU Delft designed a device that could clean the ocean from plastic trash. The concept called Ocean...

Canada Announces Ban on Single-Use Plastics

The Canadian government has announced it will ban single-use plastics as soon as 2021. According to the CBC‘s government source, things like straws, drink stirrers,...
Trash Loaded for Power Generation, A Dwindling "Resource"?

Oslo Imports Trash for Power Generation, But There’s Not Enough Trash to Go Around

The city of Oslo, Norway, burns its trash in specialize plants for power generation and heating, but there are more trash-burning plants than there...

Vehicle Pollution Causes One in 1000 People to Die, MIT Study

Road transportation is the main source of air pollution in the U.S., closely followed by power generation and commercial and residential emissions. This is the...

Bioplastics Made from Parsley Stems and Rice Hulls Reduce Both Bio- and Plastic Waste

Plastic pollution has reached incredible levels in a space of just a decade or so. Not only that people's careless waste disposal behaviour has...

Dutch Students Make Leather from Fruit Waste

Dutch students have developed a method to convert fruit and vegetable waste into "fruit leather", which can then be made into trendy handbags. Regardless of...

Cleaning Oil Spills with Abundant Earth Magnet

For decades, oil spills have devastated our marine ecosystem.  On the record, there have been about 13 large-scale oil spills all over the globe,...

Top 10 World’s Worst Polluted Places by Blacksmith Institute

Researchers from the New York-based Blacksmith Institute took on the task to establish which are the top ten most polluted areas on the planet,...

It Rains Microplastics in Southern France

It’s easy to talk about pollution that’s far away. It doesn’t concern us--it’s deep in the oceans, in poor underdeveloped countries, with people who...