BPA-free plastic is often perceived as the safe option. This is likely untrue, scientists say in a new study that reveals products that use BPA alternatives appear to cause the same reproductive problems that BPA does.
Shopping bags and other plastics do more than just pollute lands and damage marine life, a new study revealed. When exposed to sun, common plastics release greenhouse gases that add to global warming effect.
The wax worm could be the key in cleaning up the world's polyethylene waste.
The Atlantic Ocean, its surface, sea ice and even its floor, is becoming a "depository" for human garbage.
A new study from the Rochester University revealed that almost 22 million pounds, or 10,000 metric tons, of plastic waste from the United States and Canada enter the Great Lakes every year.
For worried parents, self-destructing toys will not breakdown within your child's lifetime. A new line of toys made from vanishing plastic were reported to breakdown once thrown away. With triggers such as excessive heat, sunlight, or even sewage bacteria, the toy will naturally break down when thrown away. The plastic toy will simply vanish -- no explosions and no injuries.
Solar cells have been steadily gaining popularity because of the environmental and financial benefits. This technology is continuously being improved by researchers, such as the team from North Carolina State University who have discovered a new method to improve the efficiency of plastic solar cells.
Genital abnormalities in baby boys, including undescended testes and hypospadias, have been linked to chemicals found in plastics, according to a new study.
Ever imagine eating your food wrapper? Now, it's possible, as a team of scientists discovered a revolutionary biodegradable film made of milk protein, which can replace plastic wraps.
A joint team of US and Chinese researchers devised a new way of efficiently converting plastic garbage into liquid fuels and wax.
A recent study shows that young fish are preferring to eat microplastics, which results in stunted growth and increase death rates.
"The planet is gonna be wrecked. People are just being rude to it," the infuriated young boy said in between sobs.
With recycling actively happening and not happening around, there are certain trends that we need to be aware of. Let's have a look.
There are 5 billion tons of plastic wastes in the world, which according to Paleontologist Jan Zalasiewicz are enough to cover the entire planet.
The good news is that scientists have discovered a kind of bacteria that breaks down PET. According to the report published in journal Sciences, scientists described this bacteria as able to break down the molecular bonds of polyethylene terephthalate, also known as polyester.