This is forcing a reckoning with the world’s massive trash problem.
We’re rapidly clogging the planet with plastic, but this could be a future solution.
And the movement’s gaining popularity.
Humans have produced 1 billion elephants worth of plastic, and most of it has ended up as trash. Experts say recycling can’t keep up.
After keeping the Senate healthcare bill secret even from Republican Senators in the so-called health care working group, Senator Mitch McConnell promised to release a discussion draft of the bill Thursday morning ahead of a potential vote next week. But by Wednesday evening details of the bill had leaked. According to The Washington Post, much like the American … Continued
Sweden only sends 1 percent of its waste to landfills. The US doesn’t come close.
A new technology creates reusable printing paper by applying a coating of nanoparticles made of Prussian blue and titanium dioxide, which allows a sheet of paper to be used up to 80 times without recycling. Using only UV light and heat to print and erase, respectively, this technology could have large-scale applications to limit the paper industry’s future damage to our environment.
“Conservation will never work. Recycling will never work. None of the stuff we’re talking about will ever work, because we are too afraid to talk about the thing that matters.” This was the candid assessment, conveyed privately to me over dinner, by a biochemistry research scientist (who prefers his name not be mentioned). He has … Continued