Pollution Solutions – Oil/Plastics


Plastic’s Place in the Waste Stream

Source: blog.laddawn.com Published: July 26, 2016 by Owen Richardson A common misconception is that plastics are the number one component of landfills and the fastest growing segment. That’s not true. Because modern packaging cannot be eliminated from the shipment and...

Recycled Ocean Plastic Could Become the Building Block of the Future

Source: curbed.com Published: August 1, 2016 By Barbara Eldredge More than 300 million tons of plastic trash is generated every year, but less than 8 percent of that waste is recycled. In fact, as much as 12 million tons ends up in the ocean. A new U.S.-based startup,...

Two Years of CO2 Saving with Bioplastic Packaging

Source: globalcompostproject.org Published: September, 2016 Exactly two years ago, in the Autumn 2014, Officina naturae changed direction in making an effort to increase its sustainable footprint. In fact, since that October, the packaging of household cleaners –...

Ford and Jose Cuervo Partner to Make Bioplastic from Agave

Source: triplepundit.com Published: July 26, 2016 Image credit: Ford Gina-Marie Cheeseman Why would an American car company and a Mexican tequila company ever team up? In the case of Ford Motor Co. and Jose Cuervo: to make bioplastics from an agave byproduct. Ford...

100% Biodegradable Potato Plastics

Source: labiotech.eu Published: June 2, 2017 Biofuels, bioplastics, Moss-based drugs and algae for food. All of these are pioneering areas of GreenTech progress.  So what are the major developments in this forward-thinking field? 1. 100% Biodegradable Potato Plastics...

10 Ways to Reduce Plastic Pollution

Source: nrdc.org Published: January 5, 2016 Sarah Engler While soaking up the relaxing cadence of crashing waves on the beach, no one wants to think about how the ocean has basically become garbage soup. But here’s the buzz-killing reality: There are millions of tons...

5 Companies Leading the Charge in Using Ocean Plastic in Their Products

Source: ecowatch.com Published: June 4, 2016 By Sierra Club Scientists estimate that more than 5 million pieces of plastic are floating in the world’s oceans. From flip-flops to microbeads, this pollution poses a serious risk for marine animals, which often mistake...