Article - 11 Aug 2009
We've all now heard the warnings that potentially dangerous chemicals can leach from plastic containers into food and drink but what are these chemicals, how do they get out of the plastic and what...
Article - 3 Feb 2009
Over the past decade, bottled water consumption has skyrocketed. Although drinking water is great for your health, drinking bottled water is bad for the environment and your wallet. This article looks...
Article - 4 Sep 2008
Throughout much of the western world, fresh, clean water is readily and cheaply available from the tap but the widespread adoption of drinking water from disposable plastic bottles is causing serious...
Article - 22 Oct 2008
Most plastics can be sucessfully recycled. Plastic recycling is made easier by special codes put into the plastic item at the point of manufacture. The recycling codes are explained in this article.
Article - 28 Oct 2008
This article looks at plastic materials and what happens to plastic or polymer materials when they go to be recycled
News - 15 Apr 2009
The consumption graph of plastics across the globe is increasing swiftly, owing to the enhanced benefits displayed by plastics over other heavier metals. With plastics finding application in a wide...
News - 20 Mar 2020
Image Credit: nito / Shutterstock.com
Scientists at the University of Newcastle, Australia, have discovered that microplastics are released just by the action of opening a plastic bottle. These...
News - 17 Oct 2019
Coca-Cola has unveiled the first ever sample bottle made using recovered and recycled marine plastics, demonstrating that, one day, even ocean debris could be used in recycled packaging for food or...
News - 2 Oct 2019
Image credit: Ethan Daniels / Shutterstock.com
Inaccessible Island is an extinct volcano and world heritage site rising out of the South Atlantic Ocean. Most of the island periphery is sheer...
News - 20 Aug 2019
Artificial limbs made out of plastic water bottles could save healthcare providers millions of pounds and help tackle pollution at the same time.
An expert at De Montfort University Leicester...