To address plastic pollution plaguing the world’s seas and waterways, chemists have developed a new polymer that can degrade by ultraviolet radiation.
Colleges are embracing sustainability in their classrooms and communities.
Scientists say they are planning to scale up an experiment using cloud-brightening technology to slow the impact of coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. The technique uses a device like a snow cannon to shoot microscopic saltwater droplets into the air.
The chickens from the Limburg-based egg producer Kipster have a pretty good life. The environment benefits as well from their work methods. The eggs that find their way from the farms in Oirlo and Beuningen to e.g., the Lidl retail chain, are all CO2 neutral.
Working closely with the supplier of the leather, Slyletica is proud to add another eco-friendly option to its diverse library of materials and offer it to their growing database of clients looking for environmentally friendly fabrics for their lines.
By Rachel A. Meidl The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the global economy and disrupted the waste, plastic, and recycling industries. While waste management, plastics production, and recycling sectors at first glance appear only tangentially linked to essential services, they are intimately connected to a thriving economy and critical public health roles.
Every neighbourhood in the Inner West has a trove of cafes to explore. You’ll also see single use coffee cups in use – and littering the streets, parks and gutters, headed for the Cooks River and Harbour. We have a solution to cut this waste.
Plastics do have proven benefits during their use phase – for example preservation of food loss, lightweight construction of vehicles and building insulation. Plastic waste, however, and in particular plastic waste in the context of marine littering, is perceived as a major global challenge.
Victoria is reportedly set to get a container deposit scheme, after being the only state or territory in Australia without such a recycling program or plans to introduce one. The scheme gives people the chance to receive cash when they recycle cans and bottles at drop-off points, typically 10 cents per item.
From the polar ice cap to the Mariana Trench 10 kilometres below the waves, synthetic microfibres spat out by household washing machines are polluting oceans everywhere. The world has woken up over the last year to the scourge of single-use plastics, from bottles and straws to ear swabs and throw-away bags, resulting in legislation to restrict or ban their use in dozens of countries.
Total global waste is expected to double from nearly 2 billion tonnes in 2016 to an estimated 4 billion tonnes by 2050 as consumer-oriented urban populations grow. As population growth increases consumption and waste, managing this waste is becoming an ever greater challenge.
Last September, outdoor adventure apparel and equipment retailer, Kathmandu, turned heads by announcing it had become a certified B Corporation. In doing so, the brand told the world it would balance purpose and profit and only make decisions that had a positive impact across its workers, customers, suppliers, community and the environment.