New plastic closes the recycling loop

New plastic closes the recycling loop

An astounding 91 percent of plastic is not recycled. Part of the reason for the world’s dismal recycling rate is that lack of collection and recycling infrastructure. Another reason is that recycled plastic is usually of a lower quality. Researchers at the Lawrence...
Four strategies to tackle the carbon footprint of plastic

Four strategies to tackle the carbon footprint of plastic

A new study published in Nature Climate Change explores ways to cut the carbon footprint of plastic. In it, researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara say that reducing the carbon emissions from plastics would require four strategies at “an...
With more and more EVs on the road, will we breath easier?

With more and more EVs on the road, will we breath easier?

Electric vehicles have a small but fast-growing share of the car market. This switch from the gas-powered internal combustion engine to battery-powered electric propulsion is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But how will it affect other emissions related...

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