Article - 28 Oct 2008
This article looks at plastic materials and what happens to plastic or polymer materials when they go to be recycled
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 - 1 Jun 2022
The production of plastic has skyrocketed in recent decades, using 6% of world oil, emitting GHGs, and inflicting environmental harm to natural habitats and ecosystems. Plastic waste is a big concern...
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 - 20 Apr 2021
To raise awareness of the extent of plastic pollution and to commemorate Earth Day 2021, AZoCleantech speaks to Emma Nichols who has extensively studied Marine Pollution Ecology at the Institute for...
Article - 10 Mar 2020
Radical Plastics has developed a plastic resin that breaks down over time into harmless carbon-based materials. The product will revolutionize the field of biodegradable plastics and lead the way to...
Article - 3 Jun 2022
Plastic sand bricks and blocks are a fantastic example of the type of innovation needed to develop a circular economy.
Article - 19 Jun 2023
We spoke to Kate Melges, Project Leader for Greenpeace USA's Plastics campaign, about the key issues surrounding plastic pollution, the toxic hazards of recycled plastic highlighted in Greenpeace's...
Article - 27 May 2020
A team at Osaka University, Japan, has developed a biodegradable plant-based plastic that breaks down in seawater to combat the ocean waste problem.
Article - 17 Jun 2022
Livia Cabernard from ETH Zurich recently spoke to AZoCleantech to highlight the impacts of plastics on our environment and how coal combustion is increasing this footprint across the world.