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Machine Recycles Plastic Bottles into 3D Printer Filament–And the Design was Released, Instead of Patented

The mission of the James Dyson Award is simple: Design something that solves a problem. No one will be surprised, then, that the Polyformer machine won a grand prize because it expertly solves two problems at once. The young co-inventors, Reiten Cheng and Swaleh Owais, designed the Polyformer to achieve two goals: to tackle plastic […]

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Coke Is a Sponsor of the COP27 Climate Talks. Some Activists Aren’t Happy

The decision to include Coca-Cola as a major sponsor of this year’s United Nations climate summit in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, has angered many climate activists, who cite a recent report that says the company’s production of plastics is increasing….

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What’s All the Buzz About Pyrolysis for Recycling Plastic?

There’s been a lot of talk about pyrolysis being the solution to the plastics recycling problem. Is this method the solution that some experts believe it will be? What is all the buzz about?There are Problems With Plastics RecyclingBefore you even get into the purpose of pyrolysis, you have to look at the current problems […]

How tax can help solve climate change – International Tax Review

Climate change is a global issue that disproportionately affects the younger generations, though awareness across all generations is higher than ever. With this in mind, London Tax Society invited Paul Howard, tax expert and self-proclaimed eco-warrior to discuss climate change…

Pakistan’s First Female Architect Delivers Bamboo-Built Relief Shelters to Flooded Countryside

Everyone needs a pension project, and for the first-ever female architect in Pakistan, hers has taken on a critical infrastructure need—disaster relief housing. Yasmeen Lari, now 81, is the cofounder of a nonprofit called the Heritage Foundation of Pakistan, which is making bamboo huts for Pakistanis stricken by floods. Spending most of her career designing […]

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Take-out Containers Turned into Valuable Seaweed Chemical Using Rays of Sunlight

Polystyrene (Styrofoam) has been turned into a valuable chemical found in seaweed by exposing it to sunlight. Broken down, it produces DPM (diphenylmethane,) a molecule in the aquatic plant used in drug development, polymer manufacturing, and even fragrances and other cosmetics. Polystyrene is the indestructible plastic is found in everything from takeaway containers to TV […]

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Gordon Robinson | Climate change uncomfortable facts | In Focus – Jamaica Gleaner

Once again the global buzzwords are “Climate Change”. Why? Well global temperatures are hitting record highs. In England 38 degrees Celsius+ (100 degrees Fahrenheit for us old-timers), once unimaginable, are commonplace. On Monday temperatures reached 104 degrees Fahrenheit in a…

Innovative Italian Invents River Cleaner That Grabs Trash Using Water’s Current

An Italian firm has invented what seems to be the perfect tool for stopping plastic waste from reaching the ocean via a river. They had to check a lot of boxes. The device had to allow for boats to pass without effort, while being able to run 24/7 with no impact on the riverine environment. […]

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Saving a Texan Bayou, ‘16 Bottles’ at a Time

No matter how much Bayou Dave hunts, his quarry never goes away. He finds it each time he sets out on Buffalo Bayou, a slow moving river that wends through the country’s fourth largest city and out to its port….

Enzyme Discovered in a Cemetery’s Compost Heap Can Break Down PET Plastic in Record Time

PET plastic bottles, food containers, and lightweight wrap for packaging have become a problem if they’re not recycled—but scientists searching through compost piles have discovered an enzyme that degrades the plastic in record time. The enzyme PHL7, which the German researchers found in a compost heap in Leipzig, could make bio-PET recycling possible much faster […]

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