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A new study published in Nature Communications reveals alarming amounts of microplastic particles in the air, even in the most remote, mountainous areas.

23. April 2019 | via Inhabitat.com | Read more

A new study published in Nature Communications reveals alarming amounts of microplastic particles in the air, even in the most remote, mountainous areas.

23. April 2019 | via Inhabitat.com | Read more
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Given how many of the country’s targets for recycling and reuse come from Europe, a no deal could see the a serious backslide in terms of curtailing the waste problem.

19. April 2019 | via Fastcompany.com | Read more

Given how many of the country’s targets for recycling and reuse come from Europe, a no deal could see the a serious backslide in terms of curtailing the waste problem.

19. April 2019 | via Fastcompany.com | Read more
RoCycle

A team led by researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has developed a robotic system that can detect if an object is paper, metal, or plastic.

18. April 2019 | via Phys.org | Read more

A team led by researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has developed a robotic system that can detect if an object is paper, metal, or plastic.

18. April 2019 | via Phys.org | Read more
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The most prestigious Bioplastics Award will take place on May 15th. What is the best bioplastics material and application in 2019?

16. April 2019 | via Bioplasticsnews.com | Read more

The most prestigious Bioplastics Award will take place on May 15th. What is the best bioplastics material and application in 2019?

16. April 2019 | via Bioplasticsnews.com | Read more
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It takes hundreds of years for disposable diapers to decompose in landfills – but this new machine can turn 220 pounds of dirty diapers into clean, raw materials in a single hour.

15. April 2019 | via Inhabitat.com | Read more

It takes hundreds of years for disposable diapers to decompose in landfills – but this new machine can turn 220 pounds of dirty diapers into clean, raw materials in a single hour.

15. April 2019 | via Inhabitat.com | Read more
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The purpose of packaging is to protect products, provide information and to help market and sell products. However, on occasion, brands and retailers can take the marketing and selling aspect of packaging too far.

13. April 2019 | via Packagingeurope.com | Read more

The purpose of packaging is to protect products, provide information and to help market and sell products. However, on occasion, brands and retailers can take the marketing and selling aspect of packaging too far.

13. April 2019 | via Packagingeurope.com | Read more
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A French company called Carbios has announced a process it says can infinitely recycle PET plastics using enzymes, even creating clear bottles from colored, post-consumer ones.

12. April 2019 | via Forbes.com | Read more

A French company called Carbios has announced a process it says can infinitely recycle PET plastics using enzymes, even creating clear bottles from colored, post-consumer ones.

12. April 2019 | via Forbes.com | Read more
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Portuguese artist Bordalo II opens the doors to ‘Attero,’ a giant exhibition of animal assemblages built with trash.

11. April 2019 | via Thisiscolossal.com | Read more

Portuguese artist Bordalo II opens the doors to ‘Attero,’ a giant exhibition of animal assemblages built with trash.

11. April 2019 | via Thisiscolossal.com | Read more
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Students from Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Italy developed a cone to hold French fries made from potato peels, while the start-up Chip[s] Board developed an MDF-like board material made from peel waste.

09. April 2019 | via Materialdistrict.com | Read more

Students from Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Italy developed a cone to hold French fries made from potato peels, while the start-up Chip[s] Board developed an MDF-like board material made from peel waste.

09. April 2019 | via Materialdistrict.com | Read more
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According to European Bioplastics, a plastic material is defined as a bioplastic if it is either biobased, biodegradable, or features both properties.

08. April 2019 | via European-bioplastics.org | Read more

According to European Bioplastics, a plastic material is defined as a bioplastic if it is either biobased, biodegradable, or features both properties.

08. April 2019 | via European-bioplastics.org | Read more