Tagged: plastic


Cigarette butts hamper plant growth

Cigarette butts – the most common form of litter on the planet – significantly reduce plant growth, according to new research. Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University have conducted the first-ever study showing the damage...


Swiss students develop plastic replacement

Students at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland are working on an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic made from mycelium and sawdust. Their new material is resistant and yet fully biodegradable....


Busting our belief in bioplastics

Bioplastics are not yet the silver bullet to our society’s plastic problem. In addition to problems related to pollution and biodegradability, the land required to produce them competes with food production, according to a...