How To Recycle Plastic Bags The Right Way

Source: Kate Bratskeir in Huffpost  Guess what? Plastic shopping bags are recyclable. But if you think you can toss them in with the bottles, cans or cartons in your recycling bin, we have some bad news. Bags require special sorting and processing machines ― and not...

NASA recycles in space: Meet the ‘Refabricator’

Source: Raycom News Network (RNN) – Its name is the “Refabricator,” and it sounds like something straight out of a science fiction movie. But it’s a very real science experiment now aboard the International Space Station. The combination 3D printer and recycler...
Trump signs ocean plastics pollution law

Trump signs ocean plastics pollution law

Source: Steve Toloken – Plastic News President Donald Trump signed legislation Oct. 11 beefing up U.S. government efforts to control ocean plastics pollution, including authorizing funding for marine debris cleanup and research and laying the groundwork for...
Paper bags are no better than plastic ones

Paper bags are no better than plastic ones

Source: Sunil Duggal – Business Line In the last decade, we produced more plastic than in the whole of last century. Fifty per cent of the plastic we use is single-use or disposable. We buy one million plastic bottles every minute. Plastic makes up 10 per cent of all...
Chile creates a non-plastic bag alternative “Solubag”

Chile creates a non-plastic bag alternative “Solubag”

Source: Reuters – SBS It looks like an ordinary plastic bag. It feels like an ordinary plastic bag. But unlike ordinary plastic bags, this one dissolves in water without causing damage to the environment or the liquid that absorbs them. The “Solubag”...