Beyond reducing our dependence on plastic, is there another way of looking at things? At the ends of the earth, communities of Patagonian entrepreneurs are looking at the world through recycled shades
Plastic packaging problem: Five innovative ideas
Consumers want action on plastic waste. Here’s how some designers and manufacturers are answering the call.
The art of 3D-printing and how it can be used to create plastic firearms
A group called the Defense Distributed recently released blueprints for 3D-printed guns, including assault-style rifles, to be legally downloadable. They were immediately pulled as many states including the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against the
How much plastic do you use? Students at USC create plastic footprint
The event was held in collaboration with USC’s Createvibe, showcasing 100 expressions of creativity and innovation.
Why pregnant women should NEVER drink from plastic bottles
Pregnant women are making their unborn babies obese by drinking from plastic bottles because they contain chemicals that interfere with a hormone that makes you full, a DC study says.
Scientists on the Verge of Creating 100 Percent Recyclable Plastic
One of the biggest problems with plastcs is that even recyclable plastics aren’t always able to be broken down and used again. In fact, less than
Mike Biddle: Why plastic is still 'the last frontier' of recycling
The former CEO discusses his frustration with the recycling movement, his hatred of waste and how the US can grow jobs
4 Ways to Cut Plastic’s Growing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Every stage of plastic's life cycle, from fossil fuel extraction to disposal, produces greenhouse gases. A new study looked at ways to lower the toll.
Insider's guide to Ouagadougou: singed chicken, potholes, but no plastic bags
From the sounds of the great Rood Wooko market to worries about a vigilante defence group, journalist Jérôme William Bationo offers a local’s lowdown of Burkina Faso’s colourful capital city
Solving the Impossible: How Two College Students Created Plastic From Greenhouse Gases
Mark Herrema and Kenton Kimmel had enough with methane and global warming, so they came up with a simple plan: turn the nation’s leading greenhouse gas...
Easter creates tons of plastic trash
Skip the cheap plastic Easter egg stuffers. Try one of these eco-friendly options instead.
How To Create a Breakable Prop Using SMASH! Plastic
In this video, we demonstrate how to create a shattering heart trinket using actor-safe Smooth-On SMASH! Plastic. A mold is made using Mold Max XLS II silico...
Infants are able to learn abstract rules visually
Three-month-old babies cannot sit up or roll over, yet they are already capable of learning patterns from simply looking at the world around them.
How plastic is creating one of the biggest challenges of our time
The estimated amount of waste that reaches the ocean each year is over eight million tons – the equivalent of five shopping bags of waste on each foot of our collective 217,000 mile global ocean coastline. A large proportion of this waste is plastic and it’s been suggested that there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050 – or even earlier if we don’t slow down current rates of illegal and overfishing Plastic is an integral part of so…
Boston’s plastic bag ban begins next month. Here’s what you need to know
Mayor Martin Walsh signed an ordinance to reduce single-use plastic bags last year. On Dec. 14, the new law comes into play.
How Nonrecyclable Plastic Bags Are Being Turned Into Speakers
Gomi Designs, in Brighton, England, turns non-recyclable plastic waste into Bluetooth speakers that are infinitely recyclable. Its aim is to stop plastic was...
How to Create Perfectly Layered Cakes with Plastic
Plastic Cake Boards | Cardboard Cake Boards | Support for multi-layered, stacked cakes. Curtis Wagner Plastics - Wholesale Plastics
Scientists on the verge of creating 100 percent recyclable plastic
We’re surrounded by plastics for much of our lives. Plastics are cheap and easy to make, they’re often incredibly durable and they last just about forever. Unfortunately, those upsides are also ter…
How To Create A Plastic Free Ocean In Ten Years
Ocean plastic is a problem we can solve. We know how to pick up garbage and how to recycle it. But now is the time to pull together the necessary institutions and systems before the ocean becomes an irretrievably lifeless soup of plastic.
How to Create a Chromatography Butterfly
Chromatography is the process of separating mixtures of different chemicals so that the individual components can be analyzed. Follow along and get downloada...