COULD PLASTIC-EATING ENZYMES BE THE ANSWER?

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Since the large-scale production of synthetic materials began in the early 1950s, humans just can’t get enough of plastic. We love them so much that we have produced up to 8.3 billion metric tons. Out of these, at least 6.3 billion tons have become waste. Only a meagre 9% was recycled, 12% incinerated and 79% […]

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WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR OLD CANS?

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There is a growing consumption and use of canned products. Canned drinks are increasingly available and many popular brands are following the trend. While this positively decreases the use of plastic, it also raises the need to properly tackle the question of managing the used cans. Fortunately, many individuals and groups have come up with […]

WHY AREN’T WE ALL BUILDING PLASTIC ROADS?

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An estimated 24.8 million miles of roads crisscross the earth’s surface connecting people and cultures and civilizations. The large majority are the so-called flexible pavements, made from asphalt. This means that hundreds of millions of barrels of oil have been used for that development. These road surfaces are comprised of around 90 percent rock, sand, and limestone, […]

WEF: Here are 5 of the biggest threats to our oceans, and how we can solve them

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Today, 8th June, 2018 is World Ocean’s Day! The World Economic Forum (WEF) has published an amazing article on the 5 biggest threats to our oceans and what we can do to solve them. Happy Reading! Oceans cover 70% of the earth’s surface. Image: The Ocean Agency/ XL Catlin Seaview Survey Oceans cover 70% of the […]

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2018 – BEAT PLASTIC POLLUTION!

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Today, 5th June, 2018 is the World Environment Day with the theme “Beat Plastic Pollution.” A better theme couldn’t have been chosen to address one of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges – Plastic Pollution! Many individuals, groups and organisations are coming together to mark the day, organize and attend events of various kinds. There […]

PLASTIC ALTERNATIVES

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The global plastic problem is a massive problem, but one that has prompted many to try and find a solution. One of such initiatives is The New Plastics Economy, an initiative by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which brings together key players including innovators and manufacturers, to rethink and redesign the future of plastics, starting with packaging. […]

WOULD YOU RIDE PLASTICS?

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Plastic is everywhere! A lot more than we can actually handle. That is why every year, an estimated 8 million tonnes of plastics finds its way into the ocean. Humanity has a plastic bottle addiction – people around the world purchase one million a minute, and many bottles wind up in the ocean instead of recycling bins. Globally, […]

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PLASTIC YOU’LL LOVE TO EAT!

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If it looks like plastic, feels like plastic and acts like plastic, then it mostly is plastic, right? Wrong! The world is facing a “plastic-crisis” and urgent action is required to tackle these challenges. One of these innovative solutions is from an Indonesian company called Avani Eco. Based in Bali, the company has created a […]

MOST OF YOUR TRASH WILL OUTLIVE YOU!

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As scary as that may sound, it is indeed true. We can no longer pretend that it doesn’t matter or that it will just deal with itself or go away. As human population grows, our consumption and waste generation equally grows. So, many of the things that we got away with many years ago are […]