Pollution Solutions – Oil/Plastics


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...

Packaging Food with Food to Reduce Waste

Source: nytimes.com Published: May 30, 2017 The design company Ecovative makes a variety of packaging materials using mycelium fungus. Credit: Nathaniel Brooks for The New York Times By Stephanie Strom For the environmentally conscious eater, they are among the most...

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...

Dell Packaging Made from Recycled Ocean Plastics, an IT Industry First

Source: environmentalleader.com Published: February 22, 2017 Dell is the latest company to turn ocean plastics into new products and packaging as businesses increasingly address the problem of plastic waste — and see potential in creating circular supply chains and...