Solar Powered Solution To Clean Up Remote Regions

Posted on May 1, 2017 1:33:00 PM

.Here we take a look at solar-powered mobile technology that can recycle waste in the world's remote regions...

The challenge of recycling waste into something useful is hard enough in the developed world. In developing regions with little or no recycling infrastructure it becomes a near impossibility.

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Topics: Solar, Recycle, Plastic, Listing, TRASHPRESSO

Money For Old (Polyester) Rope...

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 10:23:00 AM

Here we examine how old PET polyester bottles can be recycled into football shirts in an imaginative new scheme...

A new scheme to turn old PET plastic bottles into football shirts shows the imagination needed to deal with the problem of plastic waste, as well as giving an indication of the vast untapped potential of recycling.

Japanese company Teijin Group has started a project with a school in Thailand's capital Bangkok that aims to collect used PET bottles and convert them into polyester fibre to make children's T-shirts.

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Topics: Plastic, Listing, Polyester, Teijin Group

Timberland puts Best Environmental Foot Forward

Posted on Apr 3, 2017 3:04:00 PM

In this article we take a look at how footwear company Timberland is not only cleaning up the environment, but showing social responsibility...

Footwear and clothing giant Timberland is not only showing its environmental credentials but also displaying social responsibility in some of the poorest parts of the Caribbean with its X Thread collection.

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Topics: Environment, Plastic, Listing, Timberland

Kenya Bans Manufacture and Importation of Commercial Plastic Bags

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 11:43:04 AM

Here we examine how countries in some of the poorest parts of the world are trying to tackle the problem of plastic waste – and how one cleantech company may have the solution.

Kenya is to join a lengthening list of African countries that is to ban the use of plastic bags by supermarkets for packaging and shopping.

It has tried twice before in 2007 and 2011, but with little success, but now the Kenyan government hopes it will be third time lucky as it tries to deal with a problem that is getting worse by the day.

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Topics: Kenya, Plastic, Listing, Biodegradable

Hunt is on for Wild Bottles!

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 12:41:00 PM

An imaginative new scheme is aiming on using the power of hashtags to raise awareness of the problems of plastic waste.

The UK's Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is urging people who spot discarded plastic bottles and drinks cans to take a snap of them and then share them on Facebook or twitter using the hashtag #wildbottlesighting. The charity can then keep track of them and build up a picture of the extent of the problem in the UK

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Topics: Marine Conservation Society, Recycle, Plastic

Chinese Chemists Tackle Plastic Pollution

Posted on Jun 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Plastic poses a real detriment to the survival of the planet. Although efforts have been implemented to reduce human’s reliance on plastic, it still results in over 8 million tonnes of plastic waste being dumped into our oceans every year. Plastic is not biodegradable, and can survive and float as ocean debris for 100s of years. This plastic ends up being ingested by both fish and birds and ends taking up huge amounts of space in our landfills.

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Topics: Environment, Plastic, Biodegradable

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