Researchers have come up with a sweet solution for plastic pollution – converting it into vanilla flavoring! They did so by using genetically engineered bacteria. For the first time ever, a valuable chemical is brewed from human-induced waste. According to research published in the journal
The ongoing buildup of carbon dioxide has affected the global climate with increasing temperatures. This has inherently made oceans warmer and more acidic, the effects of which have degraded the coral reefs around the world. Research conducted by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Hobart, came with
Global waste solution company Brightmark announced that it will soon establish the world’s largest advanced plastic recycling and renewal facility in Macon. The facility is built with an investment of $680 million that will recycle all the plastic waste that has reached the end cycle
Every year, billions of tons of plastic waste are dumped into landfills and in oceans that have immensely polluted the ecosystem. Now SLO Architecture has found an innovative way to make use of plastic waste. It has built a Turntable dome in New Jersey by
The Baltimore Wood Project is an initiative by US Forest Service that recycles wood waste from old buildings to create a circular economy. This initiative in the US city of Baltimore has collaborated with a few partners to repurpose urban wood waste of the city.
Sitting across the wooden tables, women with face masks roll the brown dough into a thin cylinder – recycling millions of tonnes of flowers that Hindu devotees throw in Ganga. They are a part of the effort by entrepreneur Ankit Agarwal’s start-up ‘Phool,’ transforming floral
Plastic waste is burdening the planet, and there is no way to properly dispose of the non-biodegradable material. To help the planet deal with the plastic pollution problem, a Kenyan woman recycles plastic waste into bricks that are sturdier than concrete. The founder of Nairobi-based
The big brands are trying to reduce their plastic waste by incorporating plastic-free packaging materials. Recently, an Israeli food-tech startup, W-Cycle, has developed SupraPulp, a plastic-free packaging material that is made of sugarcane waste. SupraPulp is entirely compostable, safe, and capable enough to be used
While many binge-watched movies and read hoarded books during the pandemic lockdown, a creative couple helped save the environment by upcycling discarded tires into adorable pet beds. Entrepreneurs Tenisha Granger and her fiancée Jonathan Ramcharan found the unique idea of turning tires into pet beds online.
Land, ocean, and air – all are plagued with the non-biodegradable material that is plastic. Ocean waters have been suffering for decades at the hands of plastic waste, as species are literally dying on plastic pollution. To get over this predicament, many people have found