What does the new UN treaty mean for (riverine) plastic pollution

What does the new UN treaty mean for (riverine) plastic pollution

The United Nation treaty on plastic pollution has been hailed as the most important environmental agreement since the 2015 Paris Accord. But as with the Paris Accord, the hard work starts now if we are to see an end to plastic pollution. A new agreement could signal...
Plastic Recycling

Plastic Recycling

Plastic’s multiple benefits have made it a very popular product, leading to an increase in global annual production from 2 million tonnes in 1950 to over 400 million tonnes today [1]. A major reason for the success of plastics is their material properties:...
The Problem with Bioplastics

The Problem with Bioplastics

Plastic from renewable resources is already commonly available on the market, but terms such as ‘bioplastic’, ‘biodegradable’ or ‘compostable’ can be confusing for consumers. These terms are often used to create a positive impression about the material and to suggest...