The Ocean Cleanup project has announced it will be able to begin extracting plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Path in 2018 following a design breakthrough.
Speaking at a specially-convened event in Utrecht yesterday (11 May), Boyan Slat, founder of the Dutch foundation tackling marine plastics pollution, outlined how new developments in the project’s system will allow the cleanup of half of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in just five years.
A ‘world-first’ industrial-scale facility to create a chemical intermediate for plastic production from renewable sources has opened, as CEP Rapporteur Simone Bonafe calls for the mainstreaming of the circular economy approach.
Using hydrogen as fuel could, in theory, shrink transport emissions to nearly zero. It might sound too good to be true, but strides are already being made to bring it to the world of waste and recycling.
A partnership has developed new technology to extract unused paint with an industrial vacuum cleaner, with the companies behind it hoping that the process will ensure progress towards a circular economy.