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The government of England has announced plans to restrict the sale of single-use plastic products such as cutlery, plates, bowls, trays, balloon sticks, and certain types of polystyrene cups and food containers. The ban will go into effect in October of this year and will apply to businesses including retailers, restaurants, food vendors, and other
Goodyear has developed a tire made from 90% sustainable materials that can also save fuel, it is a “demonstration tire” and it passed all of Goodyear’s internal testing, as well as all applicable regulatory testing, it was shown to have a lower rolling resistance than a comparable conventional tire, meaning this tire would be a
Thailand has been ranked first in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the latest Sustainable Development Report. According to a deputy government spokeswoman, Thipanan Sirichana, Thailand scored 74.13% in the assessment of its progress towards achieving the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a set of 17 goals established by the
From July 1, 2022, India banned the following single use plastic items: ear buds with plastic sticks, plastic sticks for balloons, plastic flags, candy sticks, ice- cream sticks, polystyrene (thermocol) for decoration, plastic plates, cups, glasses, cutlery such as forks, spoons, knives; straws, trays, wrapping or packing film around sweet boxes, invitation cards, cigarette packets,
Large rolls of single use plastic bags, often used only once to store fruits and vegetables, or to pack meat – then thrown in the trash soon after – are being phased out in California. Under a bill signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom late last week, California would become the first state in
Bill Gates says telling people to stop eating meat or wanting to have a nice house will not solve the climate crisis
Bill Gates says only innovation can help solve the climate crisis He said that getting people to stop eating meat or want a nice house would fundamentally change people’s desires, which would be too difficult. He told Bloomberg Zero that it is “unrealistic” to expect people to completely change the way they live their lives.
Plastic recycling, especially PET plastic, is a complex issue that needs to be solved to protect the environment, as well as combat climate change. Among the technologies currently under development, the French start-up Carbios, after more than 10 years of research and experimentation, has become one of the leading “plastic-eating” mutant enzymes to recycle PET
Polystyrene foam, commonly known as Styrofoam, is a commonly used plastic in packaging and insulation industry. However, recycling is extremely difficult, and most places do not accept collection for recycling. Many countries around the world and some states in the US have enacted a total or partial ban on polystyrene foam. However, it is still
Blood snow is an abnormal signal of climate change In the period of climate change, some areas will appear “blood snow”. These are red dots made up of tiny algae that grow on snowy mountains. This algae is initially green, but when exposed to sunlight, it turns red, creating a scary scene. Researchers at the
Scientists at Lund University in Sweden, have developed a method to recycle cotton into sugar, which can be turned into valuable products including: spandex, nylon and ethanol. It is estimated that around 25 million tons of cotton are discarded around the world each year. In Sweden, most of the material is fed directly to the
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