Spanish researchers created a new protein capable of degrading PET microplastics, according to a study published in Nature Catalytics. We produce around 400 million tons of plastic worldwide every year.
Biobased rigid plastics are one step closer to reality, according to a study published in Nature Communications. A team from the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands developed a simple
Hundreds of different chemicals found in tap water kept in plastic bottles for long periods, including some potentially dangerous to human health, according to a study published in the Journal
A team of researchers from Oxford University, UK, put forward a series of possible ideas and suggestions to reach the final 25% in terms of greenhouse emissions and achieve Net-Zero.
UK researchers have genetically engineered E. coli to transform some forms of plastic into vanillin, according to a study published in Green Chemistry (1). There were a few challenges to
A team from ETH Zurich compiled a surprisingly long list of chemicals used in the production of plastics, many with hazardous properties both for humans and the environment (1). The
A plant-based material may be the solution to replace single-use plastics, according to a team from the University of Cambridge, UK (1). The team has developed a new sustainable and
Some ocean fish nurseries contain seven times more microplastics than fish, according to a sobering new study published on 11 November in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (1).
The Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit based in Rotterdam in the Netherlands founded by young engineer Boyan Slat, has improved its plastic-collecting device. The latest version has finally captured and retained
Scientists recently discovered a type of plastic-eating bacteria that slowly munches away on plastic waste in the ocean (1). Now, scientists from the Technical University of Crete have shed some