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5 Reasons Scientists are Making the Case for Renewable Wood Energy and Forest Products

Could using more trees be part of the solution to climate change? The answer might just be yes, according to the United Nations and an increasing number of scientists. Renewable wood energy and other forest products are increasingly gaining notice…

Battling BPA with biofilms

(University of Pittsburgh) New research from the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering has received $420,000 from the National Science Foundation to combine biofilms and electrodes to degrade BPA.

Procter & Gamble and PureCycle Collaborate on Polypropylene Recycling Process

As of 2015 approximately 6,300 million metric tons of plastic waste had been generated, of which only 9% had been recycled, 12% had been incinerated, and 79% had accumulated in landfills or been dumped in the ocean according to a…

How dangerous are chemicals in plastic consumer products?

By now, most people know the Earth is overwhelmed with plastic. It drifts in our oceans and swims in our drinking water, piling up in landfills to last for generations. To combat the plastic pollution, you do what you can,…

A new material made from spider silk and trees could replace plastic

From raindrops in the Rockies to the very food on our plates, we’ve woven a tangled web for ourselves out of plastic. It’s strong and flexible and cheap. It’s also a choking hazard for the planet. But new research from…