News - 22 Feb 2023
The aim of the ÑCostas Project is to convert plastic material recovered from the marine environment into new recyclable and sustainable materials for use in products for aquaculture.
News - 8 Feb 2023
The world generates about 300 million tons of plastic waste annually, and more than 90% of all plastic ever made has never been recycled. Part of what drives all that waste into landfills or into the...
News - 6 Feb 2023
As plastic pollution continues to mount, with growing risks to ecosystems and wildlife, manufacturers are beginning to make ambitious commitments to keep new plastics out of the environment. A growing...
News - 14 Oct 2022
Scientists, including an Oregon State University College of Engineering faculty member, have made a critical step toward significantly increasing the variety of recyclable plastics.
News - 12 Jan 2021
Research from Yoppie, the pioneers of personalised, organic period care delivered through your letterbox, has revealed the staggering amount of plastic waste that results from the use of...
News - 24 Jun 2020
Researchers from Earth and Ocean Sciences and the Ryan Institute at NUI Galway have carried out a study on the contribution of widely flushed personal care textile products (wet wipes and sanitary...
News - 7 Feb 2019
Annually, over 8 million tons of plastics enter the oceans according to United Nations estimates. A new chemical conversion process could change the world’s polyolefin waste, a form of plastic,...
News - 18 Jan 2019
According to a new study, more needs to be done to promote awareness about the amount of plastic present in oft-used disposable menstrual products.
The research, reported in the journal...
News - 28 Aug 2015
Everyday cosmetic and cleaning products contain huge quantities of plastic particles, which are released to the environment and could be harmful to marine life, according to a new study. Research at...
News - 13 Feb 2014
Plastic shopping bags, an abundant source of litter on land and at sea, can be converted into diesel, natural gas and other useful petroleum products, researchers report.