Could specially engineered enzymes soon be used to break down our mountains of plastic waste?
With the ocean plastic pandemic getting worse, innovative solutions from across the spectrum are needed.
Modern 3D printing is already well on the way to revolutionising traditional manufacturing processes, but it also has huge potential for sustainable development and humanitarian aid.
The last version of the Ocean Cleanup's concept failed out at sea, but now a new version is cleaning up the waves.
A student-led initiative in Zurich called Autonomous River Cleaning (ARC) wants to tackle plastic pollution in rivers with a robotic vessel that can gather, sort and analyse waste.
Microbial synthetic engineering has the potential to turn many of our waste products into useful commodities. One award winning project hopes to use it to cut down on pollution, and create food at the same time.
A new online curriculum is equipping people of all ages with in-depth knowledge of plastics and their impact on the oceans.
By using recycled plastic to create modular building elements, one Norwegian startup hopes to build affordable housing and reduce plastic pollution at the same time.
Disposable, single-use surgical face masks are quickly becoming yet another throwaway product that's a burden on the environment. In France, one startup has come up with a way to give them a second life.