Tag: plastic waste

The Conversation

African Digital Innovators Are Turning Plastic Waste into Value – But There Are Gaps

May 23, 2023

Plastic pollution is a growing global menace. Between 2010 and 2020, the global production of plastics increased from 270...

Rob Goodier

Lessons Learned Building a Plastic Recycling Startup in Uganda

May 9, 2023

Since 2020, Takataka Plastics has transformed Uganda’s discarded bottles and packaging into tiles, face shields, flower pots, chairs, coasters...

Claudia Alemañy Castilla

Saathi Hygiene Pads Bets on Carbon and Plastic Credits with Social Impact

July 7, 2022

Saathi, the India-based manufacturer of environmentally friendly sanitary pads, would like to broaden the scope of projects that generate...

Rob Goodier

Ten Technologies for Cleaner Oceans and Safer Sealife

June 8, 2022

We’re trashing our oceans and pushing sealife species to the brink of extinction with technology-driven lifestyles that have not...

Elizabeth Collins

Eight Ways to Go Zero Waste During the Pandemic

November 25, 2020

Much has been made of the ecological silver lining of the coronavirus pandemic, the steep drop in carbon emissions,...

The Conversation

Plastics Could Help Build a Sustainable Future – Here’s How

September 18, 2020

For more information see: How to Stem the Flow of Plastic Waste for a Global Impact The disposal of...

Kathleen Kirsch

Not Wasting Opportunity: A Reckoning of Global Plastics

August 8, 2019

Countries that once imported plastic waste to recycle are no longer accepting shipments, forcing the polluting nations to process...

The Conversation

As More Developing Countries Reject Plastic Waste Exports, Wealthy Nations Seek Solutions at Home

June 10, 2019

Less than two years after China banned most imports of scrap material from abroad, many of its neighbors are...

Jeff Seay

Emerging Economies Convert Plastic Waste into Fuel

April 3, 2019

Communities in emerging economies can convert their waste plastic into a fuel oil that can be used as a...

The Conversation

Stemming the tide of trash: 5 essential reads on recycling

March 15, 2019

A year after China upended global materials markets by banning imports of much solid waste, the effects are still...


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