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This Banana Tree Relative Could Cut COVID-19 Plastic Waste

This Banana Tree Relative Could Cut COVID-19 Plastic Waste

Abaca, a relative of the banana tree, could replace plastic in millions of single-use gowns and masks around the world, drastically reducing the quantity of post-COVID-19 plastic waste. The Philippines is the world's leading producer...
Reef Cubes: The Plastic-Free Blocks Helping to Save the Oceans

Reef Cubes: The Plastic-Free Blocks Helping to Save the Oceans

Artificial reefs are vital for protecting offshore wind farms from tidal erosion. But the plastic-based reefs can also be detrimental to the ocean. One company is working to reduce the amount of plastic present...

Dole to Turn Bananas and Pineapples Into Packaging

Dole is looking to tackle the world's food waste. The fresh fruits and vegetable company is exploring ways to turn its banana and pineapple waste into packaging. In April, the company released the Dole Corporate Responsibility...
Scientists Have Created Enzymes That Will Eat Your Plastic Waste for Breakfast

Scientists Have Created Enzymes That Will Eat Your Plastic Waste for Breakfast

Scientists have created a mutant bacterial enzyme that can break down plastic bottles to be recycled in a matter of hours. Carbios, a green chemistry company based in France, revealed the new enzyme in research...
Tesco Is Banning Products Wrapped In Excessive Plastic

Tesco Is Banning Products Wrapped In Excessive Plastic

In an effort to target plastic pollution, Tesco will ban the sale of products from brands that use excessive packaging. The UK's largest supermarket chain is launching the second phase of its Remove, Reduce, Reuse,...
Boots Has Free ‘Rehydrate Stations’ to Fight Plastic Pollution

Boots Has Free ‘Rehydrate Stations’ to Fight Plastic Pollution

Boots is introducing free ‘Rehydrate Stations’ to help fight plastic pollution. The international pharmacy chain has launched the drinking fountains in its flagship Covent Garden store in London. Founded in the UK, Boots is now...
These Plastic-Eating Caterpillars Might Save the Planet

These Plastic-Eating Caterpillars Might Save the Planet

Caterpillars could help us combat plastic pollution. Researchers at Cambridge University recently discovered that moth larvae have the ability to chew through plastic. The caterpillar, which eats wax in beehives, is able to degrade the chemical...
Scientists Made a Plastic That Can Be Recycled Forever

Scientists Made a Plastic That Can Be Recycled Forever

Scientists have created a new form of plastic, which can be recycled indefinitely. Currently, many plastics cannot be recycled effectively. Consequently, they end up in landfills and in the ocean, posing a serious threat to...
New ‘Doctor Who’ Season Wages War on Plastic Waste

New ‘Doctor Who’ Season Wages War on Plastic Waste

The next series of popular BBC sci-fi show "Doctor Who" is set to feature environmental themes. Alongside classic alien villains, the Doctor will battle one of the ocean's biggest threats: plastic pollution. The show often...
New Series Exposes America’s Addiction to Plastic

New Series Exposes America’s Addiction to Plastic

The new Guardian series "United States of Plastic" will run for the rest of 2019, examining the extent of the plastic pollution crisis across the U.S. In partnership with the Ford Foundation, the newspaper will...
9 Ways to Make Your Summer Festivals Plastic-Free

9 Ways to Make Your Summer Festivals Plastic-Free

Festival season is here. It's the time to hustle up some friends, pack a bag (or several), plan a playlist, and hit the road. As great as festivals are for seeing your favorite artist live,...
Waitrose Tests Refillable Packaging Concept to Reduce Plastic Waste

Waitrose Tests Package-Free Concept to Reduce Plastic Waste

Updated July 5, 2019 | British supermarket chain Waitrose has introduced a packaging-free concept in a bid to reduce plastic waste, The Guardian reports. Starting this week, shoppers will be able to fill their own...
187 Countries Adopt Landmark Plastic Waste Policy

187 Countries Adopt Landmark Plastic Waste Policy

Nearly all of the world's countries have pledged to stop shipping hard-to-recycle plastic waste to poorer countries, The Guardian reports. The international plastic waste policy will help cut pollution and protect people and oceans. The...

Trader Joe’s Is About to Ditch All Excess Plastic

Trader Joe's is sticking to one of its New Year's resolutions by committing to reduce its plastic waste by more than one million pounds. The move follows growing customer demand for less plastic and more...
Every Disney Location Will Eliminate Plastic Straws and Styrofoam Cups

Every Disney Location Will Eliminate Plastic Straws and Styrofoam Cups

Updated April 27, 2019. The Walt Disney Company just announced a mammoth step toward removing plastic waste from the ocean. By June next year, it will have eliminated all plastic straws and stirrers from every...
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Bakey’s Edible Vegan Cutlery Combats Single-Use Plastics and Tastes Like Bread

Now you can use cutlery and eat it, too. Edible vegan cutlery that tastes like crackers and bread is a thing, and 10,000 are made per day. Back in 2005, entrepreneur Narayana Peesapaty had a career-changing...