BillerudKorsnas and Syntegon have collaborated to envision “Pearl”, a paper pod packaging solution to create a sustainable fiber-based alternative with the finest appeal while reducing the plastic pollution from the beauty industry simultaneously. The beauty industry widely uses portion packaging for sample product packaging. Now,
There are many battles being fought at every front to eliminate the plague that is plastic. The non-biodegradable material has penetrated itself in every aspect of human life. Recently, a company in the Netherlands has developed a plastic-like product that is made from plant sugars.
Amid these stressful times of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an ongoing race to provide efficient and effective amount of personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare workers. People have been coming up with creative solutions varying from 3D printed shields to DIY face masks.
The current coronavirus pandemic has posed difficult short-term choices between health and the environment. As the pandemic hits hard, it seems to be shifting the tide toward single-use plastics. Consequently, the amount of plastic waste is increasing in this global health crisis. The pandemic has
The mountains of plastic waste not only have plagued the earth but the oceans as well. Plastic pollution has made its way into the oceans and is undoubtedly impacting marine life. Scientists have been trying to understand the extent of these potentially disastrous impacts. Undoubtedly,
While plastic pollution has become a huge obstacle in environmental preservation, many people are recycling plastic and giving it a new lease of life. Jan Puylaert has designed Ghetto Blaster, a vented Bluetooth stereo, for Italian company Ecopixel, which develops recycled plastic materials for use
Researchers have created a mutant bacterial enzyme to recycle plastic bottles within hours. The enzyme, initially discovered in a compost heap of leaves, reduced the bottles to chemical building blocks that were then used to make high-quality new bottles. Prevailing recycling technologies usually produce plastic
Plastic pollution has plagued the whole planet, earth and water alike. Thousands of tons of plastic end up in oceans every year and threatens the lives of marine species. We do know that ocean plastic affects aquatic animals, however, how deeply it affects them is
Determined on their target to curtail the plastic that overflow into oceans by 80 percent in the next few years, Dutch non-profit organization, The Ocean Cleanup (TOC) recently launched a solar-powered device that is said to help the company achieve this ambitious goal. The organization
As the borders close and public places shut down amidst the current coronavirus outbreak, a group of Buddhist monks near Bangkok has turned to their faith in order to help contain the spread of the virus. They have been making face masks from recycled plastic