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Making Landfill Waste a Sustainable Asset

Posted on Sep 25, 2017 3:03:00 PM

A Dutch designer is pioneering a way of turning landfill waste into a useful and sustainable material.

Inge Sluijs's technique – which involves blasting junk with super-heated plasma — if taken up more widely could offer a solution to a host of environmental problems associated with buried rubbish.

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Topics: Eco-design, Waste, Innovation, Landfill

A Million Square Miles of Plastic Pollution Discovered in South Pacific

Posted on Aug 15, 2017 12:41:00 PM

A six-month scientific voyage has discovered a huge 'patch' of plastic pollution in the South Pacific. 

The expedition, led by Captain Charles Moore of the Algalita Research Foundation, found an area of ocean measuring up to a million square miles, was heavily contaminated with tiny fragments of waste plastic.

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Topics: PLASTIC POLLUTION, Environment, Waste, South Pacific

Consumer Goods Giants Tackle Plastic Pollution

Posted on May 23, 2017 12:21:00 PM

OPEN has often reported on the threat of discarded plastics on the environment, so are delighted to see that a succession of consumer goods and food/drinks manufacturers are developing programmes to help tackle the problem of what to do with discarded plastic.

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Topics: PLASTIC POLLUTION, RECYCLING, Waste

Breakthrough on the Road to Cheaper Biofuels

Posted on May 11, 2017 11:48:53 AM

In this article we examine how scientists are in the frontline when it comes to making biofuels more cost effective...

Scientists are on the way to discovering how to make use of the leftovers from the process of making biofuel from plants, and hence making them far more cost effective.

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Topics: Biofuels, Listing, Waste, Lawrence Berkeley, Lignin

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