Despite efforts to promote recycling and reuse of plastic materials, the plastic problem continues to be a global problem. West Virginia University engineers hope to debottleneck the remaining challenges for recycling of single-use plastic packaging by upcycling them into petrochemicals.
One of the most valuable resources on earth is decreasing, and its depletion impacts the lives of all living beings on earth. Its shortage is costly in biological, economical, and ecological terms. It is not oil, but a resource even more valuable – water.
The increasing amounts of municipal solid waste and ineffective waste management systems threaten the environment and contribute to climate warming, yet the waste sector is often neglected in discussions about climate change and air pollution.
Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, and the world’s most sustainable corporation 2021 as ranked by Corporate Knights, today unveiled the first home energy solutions made from ocean plastics.
Three full-scale industrial trials have been announced at farm sites in Scotland and the East Midlands aimed at unlocking what has been described as the “enormous potential” of anaerobic digestion in tackling farm waste and climate change, and giving the industry confidence to grow.
The number of microbial enzymes with the ability to degrade plastic is growing, in correlation with local levels of plastic pollution.
Charles Darwin University (CDU) is joining with The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) North American Flame Retardant Alliance (NAFRA) and the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) in Al Ain to develop new processes for recovering and recycling bromine and antimony from flame-retarded plastics.
A pioneering energy storage system which has been developed using the simple principle of gravity has been handed a top award by Scotland’s renewable energy industry tonight (Dec 2).
The U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has a lot to celebrate this America Recycles Day after recently receiving the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Recycling Leadership Award for recycling 52 percent of solid waste and 82 percent of construction waste in 2020.
The imperative to create a consistent energy supply from renewable sources – and support the phasing out of fossil fuels – is inspiring investment in long-term energy storage innovation, a new report says.