plastics

Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
This short film follows Christyna Reagan as she runs her campaign, Planet over Plastic, which aims to hold corporations, such as Whole Foods, accountable for their plastic waste.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | The George Washington University
The invention of plastic has transformed human life. Plastics are incredibly convenient, and far more affordable than alternative materials. However, the downsides are overwhelming.
George Washington University
Disposable period care products can have a huge environmental impact. Here are five brands selling sustainable alternatives to reduce the waste from periods around the world.

(Gillian Hall/SUNY-ESF)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
On a beautiful late November day in a country nestled among the deepest valleys and highest peaks in the world, a young entrepreneur named Karma Yonten led nine researchers on a tour of his place of business. What appears to be a simple recycling... Read More
Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
Single-use plastics litter our environment, but there’s something we can all do to help: reduce and refuse single-use plastics. Eckerd College took a stand — and so can you.
Hemp Bioplastic
Hemp Bioplastic
SUNY-ESF
Proper recycling and making use of the hemp plant more for bio-materials such as bio-plastic.
George Washington University
An overview on the impact of disposable, single-use plastic menstrual products on the environment and women's bodies, and ideas for products women should be using instead.

In 2014, scientists discovered that oyster mushrooms grown in a substrate of used diapers and lignin can break down cellulose found in the diapers for food, which reduces the diapers' weight and volume by up to 80%. (Martin Cooper/Creative Commons)

Suny-ESF
Certain biological processes harbor inherent potential for truly disposing of synthetic waste.
Agilyx is the first in the world to economically convert difficult-to-recycle waste plastics into crude oil through a patented system that is scalable, versatile, and environmentally beneficial. Steve Jobs once said, "Innovation distinguishes... Read More
Planet Forward
From the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality