Plastic-Bottle Homes Are Popping Up Around the World
A two-bedroom home with a bathroom, a kitchen, and a living room can be made from 14,000 plastic bottles and mud.
Indian State Introduces Bamboo Water Bottles, After Banning Plastic Ones
The all-organic state of Sikkim is making disposable/reusable bamboo water bottles for tourists to encourage them to stop littering The Indian state of Sikkim made headlines recently for becoming the first 100% certified organic state in the world. The state also became the first in India to ban the use […]
Company Is Using Plastic Bottles To Make Roads That Last 10x Longer Than Asphalt
The creation of plastic in 1907 marks an important point in mankind and the history of Earth. It is the year in which we created one of the most durable, but also environmentally harmful materials and we are starting to face the consequences now. Because of its low manufacturing price, chances are that it will […]
Study: People Who Only Drink Bottled Water Ingest 90,000 Microplastic Particles Per Year
Studies show humans consume tens of thousands of tiny, little pieces of plastic each year known as microplastics. But if you're drinking water primarily from plastic water bottles, that number increases significantly.
French Scientist Invents Machine that Can Turn Plastic into Diesel and Gasoline
French inventor figures out how to turn plastic waste into fuel A self-taught French scientist bankrolled by a French actor has come up with a brilliant solution to the problem of plastic waste. His machine — dubbed Chrysalis — converts hard-to-recycle plastic trash into 65% diesel, 18% gasoline, 10% gas and […]
New California law allows diners to bring their own containers for restaurant leftovers
At certain restaurants, guests go into a meal knowing they’ll take home leftovers. It’s the entire premise of Olive Garden’s “Buy One, Take One” special, in which diners get an entree at the restaurant and one to take home, starting at $12.99. But all those doggie bags add up to a lot of packaging; why can’t customers bring their own reusable containers for the restaurant to load up?
McDonald's Switches to Wooden Cutlery in Australia
McDonald’s is replacing plastic cutlery with wooden utensils in Australia McDonald’s has announced a plan to remove plastic cutlery from all 900 of its restaurants in Australia by the end of the year. The fast food giant plans on replacing the enormous sources of plastic pollution with biodegradable wooden cutlery. […]