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How to turn plastic waste in your recycle bin into profit

Joshua M. Pearce, Michigan Technological University People will recycle if they can make money doing so. In places where cash is offered for cans and...

Cheap plastic is flooding developing countries – we’re making new biodegradable...

Deirdre McKay, Keele University Squeezed by lower fuel demand during the pandemic and the rise of renewable energy, the oil industry is staking out a...

Removing mini-shampoos from hotel rooms won’t save the environment

Yossi Sheffi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology InterContinental Hotels Group will replace mini-shampoos and conditioners with possibly more efficient bulk products by the year 2021. But environmental...

Plastic bag bans can backfire if consumers just use other plastics...

Rebecca Taylor, University of Sydney Governments are increasingly banning the use of plastic products, such as carryout bags, straws, utensils and microbeads. The goal is...

Why stop at plastic bags and straws? The case for a...

Anastasia Telesetsky, University of Idaho Single-use plastics are a blessing and a curse. They have fueled a revolution in commercial and consumer convenience and improved...

Trump should wage a war on waste instead of battling the...

Clyde Eiríkur Hull, Rochester Institute of Technology President Donald Trump is fighting the wrong fight in his ongoing trade war with the rest of the...

It’s too soon to call 3D printing a green technology

Reid Lifset, Yale University; Martin Baumers, University of Nottingham, and Timothy Gutowski, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Over the past decade 3D printing has captured the...

From slag to swag: The story of Earl Tupper’s fantastic plastics

Marsha Bryant, University of Florida When “American Horror Story,” the Museum of Modern Art and “Napoleon Dynamite” pay homage to an invention, you know it’s...

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The US birth rate keeps declining: 4 questions answered

Marie Menke, University of Pittsburgh Over the last few decades, birth rates have decreased across the globe. The United States is no exception. Aside from a...