plastics

(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