Youth Leadership Platform for Accelerating a Circular Economy Transformation
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How SABIC is driving progress, one piece of recycled plastic at a time
Every day around the world, hundreds of millions of plastic packaging and products are used, then discarded. Only a small proportion find their way into recycling bins, and much of the waste end up polluting the environment due to dumping, open burning and disposal in waterways.
arsTECHNICA - If recycling plastics isn’t making sense, remake the plastics
Packaging, Nanomaterial, Innovation
A few years back, it looked like plastic recycling was set to become a key part of a sustainable future. Then, the price of fossil fuels plunged, making it cheaper to manufacture new plastics. Then China essentially stopped importing recycled plastics for use in manufacturing. With that, the bottom dropped out of plastic recycling, and the best thing you could say for most plastics is that they sequestered the carbon they were made of.
Fabbaloo - It May Be Time To Abandon PLA For 3D Printing
Filament has a straightforward history in desktop 3D printing: initial devices built in 2008-9 had to decide on a commonly available material as there was simply no materials industry dedicated to 3D printing at the time aside from commercial providers for industrial equipment.
The choice was ABS, as it was often easily found everywhere in the form of “ABS welding wire”. This rudimentary filament type was how these machines began operation.
SURGE IN PLASTIC WASTE DURING COVID-19 AND THE CHALLENGES BEYOND
Thailand has come up with the policy and road map to address the issue of plastic waste over the past few years, but whether these policy and roadmap can keep up with the shift of consumption behaviors that produce more of plastics during the Covid-19 outbreak and beyond is still a question as much as a new challenge