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 - 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 - 25 Jul 2012
High-Density Polyethylene, usually shortened to HDPE or PEHD, is a plastic polymer with flexible properties that make it ideal for a wide range of applications.
Article - 7 Sep 2018
Plastic water bottles are not only a blight on the environment, it turns out they’re bad for your health too. Did you know that chemicals found in the bottles – and in plastic food containers and...
Article - 27 Apr 2016
According to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the average American throws away 3.5 pounds of trash each day, 60% of which could be recycled and reused.
Article - 22 Nov 2012
Climate change and environmental degradation are most likely to be the factors that led to people starting to design and construct green houses or homes constructed purely out of everyday...
Article - 28 Sep 2017
Today, the growing demand for the manufacturing and production of sustainable and compostable materials and technologies is directly related to the pressing threat of how our daily choices affect...
Article - 16 Jun 2017
Polycarbonates are all around us: in your plastic drinks bottle; the lenses of your glasses; and the scratch-resistant coating on your phones CDs and DVDs. But they are made from crude oil, a finite...
Article - 22 May 2020
IBM recently announced VolCat, a plastics recycling system based on a catalytic chemical reactor that converts waste PET into a plastics raw material.
Article - 5 Jul 2019
Plastic pollution is a global problem that is growing exponentially, mainly due to an increase in daily consumption of single-use plastic products.