Best Articles & Videos about Plastics on the web

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Read the best plastics articles from around the internet, or watch the most insightful videos about plastics from platforms like Youtube, Vimeo or leading publishers like The New York Times, The Atlantic, LA Times, Bloomberg, New Yorker, Wall Street Journal and many more.
Your Plastic Addiction Is Bankrolling Big Oil

Your Plastic Addiction Is Bankrolling Big Oil

Business Nature

As the world transitions slowly but surely away from fuel-guzzling cars, gas-powered buildings, and coal-fired power plants, fossil fuel company execs must count on growth that comes from somewhere else—and they see their savior as plastics.

How Big Oil And Big Soda Kept A Global Environmental Calamity A Secret For Decades

How Big Oil And Big Soda Kept A Global Environmental Calamity A Secret For Decades

Business Long Reads Nature

With new legislation, Sen. Tom Udall is attempting to marshal Washington into a confrontation with the plastics industry, and to force companies that profit from plastics to take accountability for the waste they create. Big Plastic isn’t a single entity. It’s more like a corporate supergroup: Big Oil meets Big Soda.

Can China Dump Its Waste Addiction?

Can China Dump Its Waste Addiction?

Nature Videos

China sent Australia’s recycling industry into a spin when it banned most waste imports. Now it’s tackling a home-grown rubbish crisis. Bill Birtles looks at China’s own war on waste and asks: is it winning?

How To Stop Plastic Getting Into The Ocean

How To Stop Plastic Getting Into The Ocean

Nature Videos

By 2050 there could be more plastic in the ocean by weight, than fish. Plastic pollution is definitely one of the largest threats our oceans face today. Meet the engineers who are using rubbish-guzzling boats to stem the flow at its source.

An Eco-Friendly, Plastics-Free Way For Supermarkets To Package Vegetables

An Eco-Friendly, Plastics-Free Way For Supermarkets To Package Vegetables

Food Nature

A handful of supermarkets in Vietnam are attempting to move away from plastic. One of the most-pernicious, least-recycled/recyclable forms is the plastic film that food is often wrapped in. So supermarket chains including Lotte Mart, Saigon Co.op and Big C have started wrapping produce in banana leaves rather than plastic.

“Le Mer”, An Eco Fashion Short Film

“Le Mer”, An Eco Fashion Short Film

Videos

We live in a society where we are not aware of the amount of plastic around us. Four children, from 6 to 11 years old, in recognizable two-color environments, where the plastic that coexists naturally with us stand out. Nobody cares. The kids will tell us what we are doing with our oceans and our planet.

Why Recycling Isn’t Quite Working Anymore

Why Recycling Isn’t Quite Working Anymore

Nature Videos

Is recycling worth it? When it first took off recycling was seen as one of the environmental movement’s great successes. But recent market forces have made more and more countries reconsider the cost of going green.

Water-Resistant And Biodegradable Plant-Based Plastic

Water-Resistant And Biodegradable Plant-Based Plastic

Innovation Science

A group of researchers at Japan’s Osaka University has developed an alternative type of plastic which is not only biodegradable in seawater but is also water-resistant under normal use. The plastic is made from cellulose nanofibers and starch, both of which were extracted from plants.

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