Could planes run on plastic waste?

Research spearheaded by a team based at Washington State University (WSU) shows that plastic water bottles can be converted into jet fuel. By melting plastic waste at high temperature 'with activated carbon...

Breakthrough in war on plastics

"The ultimate goal is to reduce the amount of waste plastics in landfills and oceans." Hear, hear! The words of polymer researcher, Nic Rorrer, who works at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewabl...

Join fight to #endplasticpollution

Earth Day 2018 on 22 April is calling for collective action to 'end plastic pollution'. The annual event led by the Earth Day Network (EDN) is part of its 'multi-year' campaign to encourage individuals, comp...

Boat made of plastic waste launched

A boat made from plastic waste and 'powered by an electric solar engine' has been launched on London's waterways. The Hubbub Foundation charity has led a collaborative effort to bring the vision for the boat...

German firm introduces Newcycling

A German company is pioneering a process which effectively recycles plastic film commonly used to keep food fresh. APK Aluminium und Kunststoffe AG, which has labelled its technique Newcycling, is showcasing...

Europe takes on plastic waste

"The voyage we are on is towards a more circular economy, a more sustainable future." The words of EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, at today's Reinventing Plastics...

Tune into the circular economy

(EUROPE) Brussels will host a conference later this month focussed on finding solutions to the scourge of plastic waste. The Reinventing Plastics – Closing the Circle conference on 26 September will tackl...

The oceans need us now

World Oceans Day took place on Thursday and shone a spotlight on the devastation being caused by plastic waste. And with one report finding - on current trajectory - that “by 2050 oceans could contain more p...

The circular economy’s day in the sun

The oceans are screaming for our help. And those screams are echoing around the world today as we mark World Oceans Day. One American company is responding by creating stylish sunglasses from ocean waste. No...

Stemming the tide of plastic waste

World Oceans Day tomorrow (make that today now) is a great opportunity to impress on people that urgent action is needed to save our seas from plastic waste. The clear and present danger of plastics was high...