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Monthly Archives: May 2020

The Ocean Clean Up: Addressing the Root of the Problem

A little while ago, we announced the Ocean Cleanup’s plans to unveil a secret side project. That side project is now complete and is successfully working its way through the planet’s rivers to rid them of plastic. The Ocean Cleanup team has been working hard over the last ten years to produce new methods and…

12 Inch long Piece of Plastic Ingested by Sea Turtle

Plastic pollution has once again reared its ugly head, finding its way into the intestines of a naive sea turtle. A video has been released, and has since gone viral, of a vet pulling a foot-long piece of plastic from a turtle’s rear end. Animal health professionals believe that it is most likely that the…

Drinking from Plant-Based Bottles

We could soon be drinking our soft drinks and beer from plant-based bottles made from sustainably grown crops. A Netherlands based biochemicals company, Avantium, are hoping to kick-start investment in a pioneering project that aspires to make plastics from plant sugars rather than fossil fuels. This innovative process will involve breaking down sustainable plant sugars…