The beauty of Blue Planet II, the latest offering from David Attenborough, is that it transported us to a vast world of untouched marine ecosystems, seemingly beyond human reach. But don’t be fooled by the mise en scène. Researchers have discovered our plastic waste is now littering the deepest ocean floor on the planet and is being ingested by the microorganisms which live there.
The research, led by Dr Alan Jamieson from the University of Newcastle, tested samples of deep... More
Digital waste company Winnow has sealed $7.4 million (£5.6 million) in growth capital to fund the further development of its Waste Monitor app helping commercial and residential kitchens monitor and cut their food waste.
Six materials, including a bioplastic composite paper, a wetsuit made from natural rubber, and packaging made from up-cycled agricultural residuals have been announced as the finalists for Bio-Based Material of the Year 2017.
Following updated guidance suggesting black plastic be added to ‘not recycled’ lists, the BBC magazine programme has taken a look at the difficulty in sorting such plastic trays, as well as a potential solution.
With at least 150 million tonnes of the plastic already polluting our seas, it’s clear something must be done. They may only be a drop in the ocean, but here are some companies creating products from ocean waste.
REnescience Northwich, a facility using innovative enzyme technology to separate household waste from recyclable materials and generate energy at the same time, will open next year, Danish firm DONG Energy has announced.
The UK and Colombian governments have signed an agreement for a new £20-million joint-funded bioeconomy research programme to aid post-conflict developmental efforts in some of the worst affected regions in Colombia.