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Is a substitute for plastic coming anytime soon?

For most of us, hearing the world plastic makes us think of single-use plastics like plastic bags or disposable plastic water bottles, but plastic covers a much wider variety of materials than that. Key points Plastics are versatile, flexible, durable and cheap These benefits become problems when we are trying to dispose of them Dealing […]

WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY – THE PATH TO SUCCESSFUL RESOLUTION

WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY – THE PATH TO SUCCESSFUL RESOLUTION

I: THE PATH TO SUCCESSFUL RESOLUTION This unprecedented plastic waste tide appears as vast as the ocean, as ungraspable as the unfathomable mass of microscopic plastic fragments present at sea, transported by winds and currents, yet, ultimately, the plastic tide can become as limited as our chosen relationship with plastics, which involves a dramatic behavioral […]

US: Stop being stupid, help save the planet

US: Stop being stupid, help save the planet

Scott Deshefy Plastic bags and packaging were introduced in the 1950s. Transparent cellophane wrappers enabled shoppers to rummage through pre-cut portions of food, less appealing sides down and hidden by grocers, who adulterated others with waxes and dyes. When it came to durables, plastic packaging posed obstacles to light-fingered customers and gave illusions of grandeur […]

 
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