New research suggests that an effective way to locate and track large concentrations of microplastics in the ocean could be from high in the sky.
The film is similar to other plastics, but it can be composted at home.
As global oil consumption drops, oil companies are pivoting to petrochemicals, and could crowd out bio-based alternatives.
A large-scale survey asked people exactly that. One use of recycled carbon dioxide stood out.
Storing information using polymers could be more efficient than DNA data storage.
We expect chemical recycling to complement its mechanical counterpart, especially for difficult to recycle materials.
Plastic products that claim to be ‘compostable’ aren’t great either.
Plastic has become a major part of the carbon cycle, a discovery that has implications for how we tackle climate change.
Each bit of plastic takes a unique journey once it reaches the ocean. We’re trying to spot the patterns.
Scientists issued an urgent call for better federal regulation of these endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Here’s what you can do to reduce your family’s risk.
UK still ships huge amounts of plastic waste to places like Vietnam, Malaysia and Pakistan.
As more and more plastic trash permeates the oceans, fragments are making their way into fish and shellfish – and potentially into humans.
Consumers can turn plastic waste into valuable products at minimal cost using the open source technologies associated with DRAM – distributed recycling and additive manufacturing.
The Pacific Ocean produces oxygen, helps regulates the weather, provides food and livelihoods. It’s a place of fun, solace and spiritual connection. But its delicate ecology is under threat.
Here’s how to quench your thirst in an environmentally responsible way.
We need to focus on causes like overconsumption, not the material itself.
Plastic waste is a global problem. Now a chemist has developed a new strategy for breaking down the most common plastic so it can be not just recycled, but upcycled into desirable goods.
Shaking polypropylene bottles and washing them with very hot water can release millions of tiny plastic particles. Here are four ways to reduce exposure.
Microplastics could pose a threat to the sustenance of aquatic biodiversity when ingested by animals.
This is up to 35 times more than the estimated weight of plastic pollution on the ocean’s surface.