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While the world’s attention was fixated on the conflict in Ukraine, a landmark United Nations achievement flew under the radar in early March. At the fifth session of the UN Environment Programme in Nairobi, the global environmental authority turned its attention to plastic. Recognizing that plastic pollution has, simply put, spiraled out of control, the …

At this point, plastic bags are about as ubiquitous in our natural environment as the air we breathe — they’re all around us. Up to 5 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide each year, according to the United National Environmental Programme, and once these bags have fulfilled they’re single-use purpose, the majority become planet Earth’s …

US-based ExxonMobil is the biggest producer of single-use plastic, the report says, followed by: Dow, Sinopec, Indorama Ventures, Saudi Aramco, PetroChina, LyondellBasell, Reliance Industries, Braskem, Alpek SA de CV, Borealis, Lotte Chemical, INEOS, Total, Jiangsu Hailun Petrochemical, Far Eastern New Century, Formosa Plastics Corporation, China Energy Investment Group, PTT and China Resources. Source link

MAASSLUIS, Netherlands — Synova and Technip Energies announce they have entered into a joint development and cooperation agreement to commercialize Synova’s advanced plastic waste-to-olefins technology, in conjunction with Technip Energies’ steam cracking technology. Synova’s patented thermochemical recycling technology closes the gap in the plastic supply chain, by taking dirty and mixed plastic waste and breaking it down to …

DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / February 12, 2021 / The medical plastic market has undergone significant change in recent years, with medical plastic technology evolving from traditional polymers to biodegradable polymers. The rising wave of new technologies, such as engineering plastics are creating significant potential in diagnostic instruments and drug delivery system application, and driving …

Plastic waste in Manila Bay (Daniel Muller / Greenpeace) By The Conversation 02-08-2021 12:52:00   [By Jacqueline McGlade and Philip Landrigan] Ocean pollution is widespread, worsening, and poses a clear and present danger to human health and wellbeing. But the …

BEDFORD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AZPN), a global leader in asset optimization software, today announced it has joined the Alliance to End Plastic Waste. AspenTech will work with fellow members to support innovation to build a more sustainable global plastic value chain. From industrial process design to driving greater efficiency in industrial operations, AspenTech solutions …

Anyone who’s seen the classic 1967 film “The Graduate” starring Dustin Hoffman knows that plastics are not normally a sexy business. But a little-known plastics company set to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday has Wall Street salivating — thanks to technology being eyed by major companies like PepsiCo and …

Plastic pollution is among the world’s most pressing environmental issues, threatening drinking water, wildlife, food supplies and more. To address this multifaceted problem, UB researchers are developing a novel set of tools that aim to reduce plastic waste and decrease the production of plastic. This includes a robotic system that relies on machine learning …

BEER-SHEVA, Israel, Nov. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BGN Technologies, the technology transfer company of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), announced today that it had signed a research collaboration agreement with ECOIBÉRIA in the field of plastic recycling by bacteria, based on research from the team of Prof. Ariel Kushmaro and Prof. Alex Sivan, both from …