Cutting Back On Plastic Pollution & Plastic Propaganda — CleanTech Talk

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In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zachary Shahan, Director and CEO of CleanTechnica, and Scott Cooney, Founder and CEO of Pono Home, sit down to talk about plastics.

Upcycling Plastic Waste For Supercapacitors

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Simple process transforms PET plastic into a nanomaterial for energy storage.

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New Process Turns Plastic Waste Into Hydrogen And Carbon Nanotubes

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Researchers say they have found a way to convert most plastic waste into hydrogen and carbon nanotubes using microwaves. Science microplastics microwaves plastic conversion process

Vacuuming Plastic From The Ocean

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Vacuuming plastic from the ocean sounds oddly impossible, but Clear Blue Sea, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to cleansing the oceans from plastic pollution, is working on doing as much of this as it can. Water Clear Blue Sea FRED ocean plastic ocean plastics plastic plastics

What Are “Ocean-Bound Plastics?”

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What are "ocean-bound plastics" and how are they a good (or bad) thing? Science Water ocean-bound plastic oceans plastic Plastic Bank plastics recyclable materials recyclingI saw a tweet in my feed by SwiftOnSecurity using this term that grabbed my attention.

Plastics Will Be Toast, Thanks To Moonlighting Microbes

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A new breakthrough in bio-based plastics aims a dagger at the heart of petrochemicals and fossil fuels, too. Fossil Fuels Research Science Kao Ohio State University ORNL Pace Glass Plastics Pact The Loop UPS Waste Reduction

How Do We End Plastic? It Starts By Knowing What Works

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Last year, CleanTechnica colleague Andrea Bertoli and I testified before the Honolulu City Council in support Bill 40, a groundbreaking piece of environmental legislation that brought about a phaseout of single use plastics, foam products, and other such rubbish from our island.

Despite Industry Lies & Bribes, Single-Use Plastics Are On The Wane

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More companies are turning away from single-use plastics as public consciousness about plastic pollution increases. Consumer Technology Green Economy Milwaukee Brewers plastic bags plastic packaging plastics SC Johnson single-use plastic Tesco waste Wegmans

Himalayan Village Successfully Bans Single-Use Plastics

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A small Himalayan village had a creative solution to the Indian Prime Minister's urge for people to stop using single-use plastics across the country. Health environment India plastic single-use plastic

The Story Of Plastics Is A Must-See Video For Earth Day

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This Wednesday is Earth Day and a perfect time to curl up with a good lime rickey and watch Deia Schlosberg's documentary, "The Story Of Plastic" on the Discovery Channel. Media Deia Schlosberg plastic recycling plastic waste plastics The Story Of Plastic

Honolulu Makes History With Comprehensive Plastic Bill!

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Last night in Honolulu, we made history: Bill 40, a comprehensive plastic phase-out bill, was approved 7–2 at the Honolulu City Council. Activists from across the island have been working for nearly a decade to get smart plastic legislation passed in the city and state. The vote last night was nothing short of victorious: this is the strongest plastic phase-out bill in the country, and likely in the world.

Adidas Leads The Way On Plastic Recycling

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Adidas is an industry leader in using recycled PET plastic in its products. As more companies follow its lead, the price of plastic waste may begin to rise, making it valuable enough to stop discarding it in landfills and oceans. Consumer Technology Green Economy Manufacturing Adidas Adidas recycled football field Closed Loop GreenBiz PET plastic recycled PET plastic recycled polymers for clothing waste

The Single-Use Plastic Dilemma — It’s Complicated

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Plastic bag bans are the subject of discussion in state and local governments across America as people struggle with how to respond to the scourge of plastic waste. Green Economy maryland Massachusetts micro plastic New Jersey Plastic Free MV plastic pollution Rhode Island single use plastic ban South Dakota

Down plastic, up morale: How a sustainability graduate school is reducing single-use plastic

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Our finance department measured the “before” of our office’s single-use plastic, and implemented improvements right away. plastic Plastic Waste Standards & Certification Thinking in Systems

Coca-Cola Will Continue With Single-Use Plastic Bottles Because That’s What People Want

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Coca-Cola's head of sustainability told the World Economic Forum this week her company has no intention of reducing the number of single use plastic bottles it churns out every year. Policy & Politics Coca Cola Nestle Pepsi PepsiCo plastic plastic bottles plastic recycling recycling single-use plastic

Using Plastic Waste To Build Schools In The Ivory Coast

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Plastic bricks made from plastic trash are building new schools in the Ivory Coast. Buildings Conceptos Plasticos Ivory Coast Plastic bricks UNICEF

In Midst Of Natural Gas Glut, Plastic Industry Bent, Not Broken (Yet)

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Plastic industry facing a petrochemical vs. circular economy smackdown as COVID-19 outbreak shrinks big plans for natural gas. Green Economy Appalachia ocean plastic petrochemicals plastic Royal Dutch Shell united states US

China Moves To Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Starting This Year

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China is taking a big step forward in the war on single-use plastic. It is banning most plastic bags this year and cuts in plastic utensils and carry-out containers over the next 5 years. Policy & Politics China plastic bag ban plastic recycling single-use plastic

Could Banana Leaf Technology Squelch Our Use Of Single-Use Plastics?

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Banana leaves that can replace plastic wrap and other plastic wraps -- one more attempt to save the planet from ourselves. Agriculture CleanTechnica Exclusive Green Economy Banana Leaf Technology International Environmental Award International Green Technology Award plastics single-use plastics Technology for the Future Award

Why plastics are also a climate issue

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We can’t tackle one successfully without tackling the other, as many of the reasons for and solutions to the growing plastic and climate problems are the same. Circular Economy Oil & Gas Plastic Waste Recycling

More Bad News For Oil & Gas: Plastic Recycling Targeted By University of Delaware

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More bad news for oil and gas stakeholders, new high tech plastic recycling-upcycling research center launches at University of Delaware. Research Science Center for Plastics Innovation Chamours Delaware DOE LaShanda Korely Thomas H.

US Plastics Pact 101

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US Plastics Pact 101. Plastics Pact and how are its signatories advancing a circular economy for plastics? Pact will work collectively towards a common vision of a circular economy for plastics. Others in the plastics value chain are welcome to join the U.S.

Surprise! Ocean Could Help Solve Own Ocean Plastic Problem

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The waters of the Earth are beseiged by a torrent of plastic waste, but seawater could help stem the tide with a new biodegradable solution. Research Water Algae bioplastics cyanobacteria Kobe University oceans plastics

Michigan Teen Turns Plastic Trash Into T-Shirts

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Jackson Reigler is building a business based on making clothing using polyester yarn from recycled plastic bottles. Green Economy Jackson Reigler Oski plastics polyester T shirt recycled recycled plasticHe is proof that a circular economy model works.

The haunting reality of ocean plastics

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ocean plastic Oceans & Fisheries plastic Plastic Waste Pollution PreventionA new report highlights the lasting danger of pollution in our seas — but also the opportunity to remove and innovate with the resources that get dumped there.

Now more than ever, it seems we can't live without plastic

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Companies and governments are working to minimize environmental harm of plastic packaging and products, but they face a nuanced reality. COVID-19 Plastic Plastic Waste

The case for exploring jute as an alternative to plastic

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Circular Economy plasticFor starters, it's a material that is readily available, biodegradable and affordable.

Plastic to-go containers are bad, but the alternatives might not be much better

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Single-use plastic bans are showing up across the nation. But compostable plates and forks may not solve the plastic crisis. Design & Packaging Life-Cycle Management plastic Plastic Waste

Converting Plastic Waste Into Construction Materials

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The Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration (CRDC), which is based in Costa Rica, has been developing a process to convert waste plastic into building materials like bricks and concrete. Buildings Fossil Fuels Green Economy Manufacturing Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration (CRDC) costa rica plastic waste

Taming plastic waste with silica plastic blocks

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In a bid to curb plastic waste pollution, India-based company Rhino Machines has invented a way of using plastic to make construction blocks. The silica plastic blocks (SPBs) are strong enough to build a house and can be useful in reducing world pollution problems

An idea for solving the plastics crisis

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An idea for solving the plastics crisis. A major problem with behavior-change programs in the waste industry is that they rely on consumers being taught to feel the guilt of plastic in the ocean, and the harm to turtles and whales. Plastic.

The U.S. Plastics Pact launches new initiative to redesign the plastics value chain at Circularity 20

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Plastics Pact launches new initiative to redesign the plastics value chain at Circularity 20. recycling system had been a mess for far longer — seeing as the country never fully developed the infrastructure to recycle anywhere near the amount of plastic waste it produces.

Domo, Covestro, BASF are testing blockchain for tracing plastics

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The mission: create an open data-sharing application that chemicals and plastics producers can use to inform circular production processes. Circular Economy Blockchain plastic

Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Dr Pepper team up for recycled plastics drive

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Circular Economy ocean plastic plastic Plastic Waste Recycling Waste ManagementThe collaboration spearheaded by WWF will focus on boosting recycling infrastructure and public awareness campaigns in the U.S.

Where does your waste plastic go? This guide can help businesses develop the details

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The Plastic Leak Project, created by Quantis in partnership with 35 organizations, takes a science-based approach to understanding plastic pollution in order to help companies reduce their waste flows. Circular Economy Plastic Waste

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