Content to: Plastic

InNoPlastic: Taking on Ocean Plastic with Apps, Automation and Archimedes

With the ocean plastic pandemic getting worse, innovative solutions from across the spectrum are needed.

3D Printing: Adding a Sustainable Dimension to Modern Life

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.

Is the Ocean Cleanup Back on Track? New System Starts Cleaning Up the Pacific Trash Patch

The last version of the Ocean Cleanup's concept failed out at sea, but now a new version is cleaning up the waves.

ARC: Bubbles and AI Robotics Combine to Clear Plastics from Polluted Rivers

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.

Can Plastic Become Food? The ‘Food Generator’ Looking to Turn Our Waste Products into Edible Proteins

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.

EPIC Academy: A Free Online Course Diving Deep into Ocean Plastics

A new online curriculum is equipping people of all ages with in-depth knowledge of plastics and their impact on the oceans.

Othalo: Tackling Africa’s Housing Crisis and Plastic Pollution at the Same Time

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.

Plaxtil: A French Firm Finds a Way to Recycle Single-Use Face Masks

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.

Freeing the Seas From Ghost Fishing Nets – With the Help of an App

A new app from the WWF lets individuals join a digital team cleaning up “ghost nets” - discarded fishing nets polluting our seas and oceans.