The French biotech start-up company called 'Carbios' succeeded in developing an enzymatic process to recycle the plastic polyethylene terephthalate (Polyethylene terephthalate) back to its component monomers, from which the finished polymer can be produced again
the grass is always greener on the other side? Only if we keep it this way: for many years rich countries have been "throwing" their garbage in the "yard" of other, poorer countries; But recently the European Union took an environmental-social turn and began to promote legislation that would limit the plastic export of the countries in its territory. Does Israel have anything to learn from Europe on this issue?
24 out of 54 African countries have implemented laws to prevent the use of plastic bags. There are also measures to prevent the transportation of garbage in containers from Europe to African countries, a phenomenon known as "garbage colonialism" * The masks also add to the sea of plastic
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have found a method for making biodegradable plastic from plant proteins common in nature that are a renewable material. Inspired by spider webs, the innovative plastic material behaves similarly to other types of plastic, and can even be broken down at home
So far, scientific reports have been published that plastic parts that reach the natural environment cause the death of many animals, especially seabirds, turtles and marine mammals). Now it turns out that they also have health damage