This New Plastic Disappears When You Don't Need It Anymore

Our reliance on plastic has become a huge problem, which is why researchers are excited about a new type of material  - one that comes with built-in biodegrading capabilities, due to the bacterial spores living inside it.

Exciting technology converts CO2 into ethylene

A company seeks to replace the non-renewable and pollutive process of creating ethylene with its new technology that uses carbon dioxide instead.

System to create bioplastics

A team of scientists has developed a system that uses carbon dioxide, CO2, to produce biodegradable plastics, or bioplastics, that could replace the nondegradable plastics used today. 

The world's truly first biodegradable and compostable plastic

U.S scientists claim to have developed a new plastic that can degrade by up to 98% in household compost in just few days, simply by adding heat and water. 

Sustainable 'plastics' are on the horizon

Tel Aviv University study describes a process to make bioplastic polymers that don't require land or fresh water. The new process produces 'plastic' from marine microorganisms that completely recycle into organic waste.

Scientists Are Replacing Plastic With Algae

Two Dutch scientists are using algae to replace plastics throughout their city – and if their mission proves successful, they believe that no one will ever have to use plastic again.

Biodegradable natural plastic Nuatan can safely be eaten by fish

A type of compostable bioplastic made of corn starch, sugar and used cooking oil, created by Crafting Plastics Studio, could replace "all the packaging we know", according to its designers.

Tesco Bans All Non-Recyclable Plastics on Own Products

Tesco has become the latest in a string of supermarkets, retailers, and parliaments to crack down on single-use plastic, announcing a ban on all non-recyclable plastic packaging on its “own-brand” products.

Progress toward 'infinitely recyclable' plastic

Unlike plastics made from petroleum products, the new kind can be converted back to its original small-molecule state, and remade into new plastics over and over.