Tag: plastic waste

Plastic waste is a relevant part of the complete amount of waste worldwide. Only a small fraction (9% in the US[1])of it go into plastic recycling, the rest pollutes the environment, either indirectly through toxic fumes by incineration or directly. Because of its durability, plastics will not decompose, but is mechanically reduced to microplastics or floats in the oceans for an indefinite amount of time.

KWS, Wavin and Total Agree to Develop the PlasticRoad

KWS, Wavin and Total Agree to Develop the PlasticRoad

VolkerWessels subsidiary KWS, Wavin and Total announced an agreement to develop the PlasticRoad, a unique concept to build plastic roads as a sustainable alternative to traditional asphalt roads

Brussels, October 20, 2016 – The PlasticRoad concept, first introduced in 2015 by KWS, entails recycling plastic waste into lightweight modules with hollow interiors

Human Impact Has Created a “Plastic Planet,” Research Shows

Human Impact Has Created a “Plastic Planet,” Research Shows

University of Leicester researchers lead Anthropocene study into lasting effects of plastic on land and oceans

• Evidence suggests Earth is entering an ‘Age of Plastic’
• Plastics can travel thousands of miles and get caught up in ‘oceanic garbage patches’
• If all the plastic made in the last few decades was

Toolkit Available to Reduce Marine Debris

Toolkit Available to Reduce Marine Debris

SAN FRANCISCO, May 8, 2015 – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Product Stewardship Institute, and the University of California announced the launch of a new Marine Debris Campus Toolkit designed to help college campuses and other institutions cut their plastic waste to help reduce marine debris and coastal

The Promise of MRF Technology

The Promise of MRF Technology

When I was a kid watching the Apollo moon landings on our old black-and-white television, I was sure we would be vacationing on Mars by now, having all our work done by friendly robots, getting our meals in pill form, and traveling in our flying cars and personal jet packs.

Global Plastics Production Rises

Washington, D.C. —- For more than 50 years, global production of plastic has continued to rise. Some 299 million tons of plastics were produced in 2013, representing a 4 percent increase over 2012. Recovery and recycling, however, remain insufficient, and millions of tons of plastics end up in landfills and

The Promise of MRF Technology

The Promise of MRF Technology

When I was a kid watching the Apollo moon landings on our old black-and-white television, I was sure we would be vacationing on Mars by now, having all our work done by friendly robots, getting our meals in pill form, and traveling in our flying cars and personal jet packs.

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