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Food packaging is one of the top uses for plastic in consumer goods. BravissimoS

Bio-based plastics can reduce waste, but only if we invest in both making and getting rid of them

Bio-based plastics can reduce waste, but only if we invest in both making and getting rid of them Food packaging is one of the top uses for plastic in consumer goods. BravissimoS Danny Ducat, Michigan State University With news that companies like Starbucks, Hyatt and Marriott have agreed to ban…

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The eye in the sky that can spot illegal rubbish dumps from space

The eye in the sky that can spot illegal rubbish dumps from space GoogleEarth., Author provided Ray Purdy, University of Oxford More than 1,000 illegal waste sites spring up across England each year – and there are probably far more that haven’t been recorded. In 2016, the head of the…

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Seaweed, Indonesia’s answer to the global plastic crisis

Seaweed, Indonesia’s answer to the global plastic crisis The most dangerous element from discarded plastic waste is microplastics. www.shutterstock.com Bakti Berlyanto Sedayu, Victoria University The impacts of global plastic use have reached an alarming level. Based on the latest data, 9 billion tonnes of plastics have been produced since the…

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A rubbish idea: how blockchains could tackle the world’s waste problem

A rubbish idea: how blockchains could tackle the world’s waste problem ShutterPNPhotography Katrien Steenmans, King’s College London and Phillip Taylor, University of Warwick Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin may fill news headlines, but attention has been shifting to the technology that underpins them: blockchains. Blockchains are virtual ledgers on which data can…

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