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3-D Printing: Is it the Answer for the Pacific Garbage Patch?

Once we get the plastic out of the ocean, what do we do with it? Will today's 3-D printing industry offer an option?…

Seabirds Are Eating a Heckuva Lot of Plastic

A new study found that most seabirds have plastic in their guts. The ocean can have as many as 580,000 pieces of plastic…

Time To Reduce Our ‘Plastic Footprint’

Our world is full of single-use plastic, meant to be used once and thrown away. And though some of it — depending on…

Twitter Chat Recap: Dow Chemical Co. Hosts Circular Economy Chat at #EnergyBag

Today, 3p, Neil Hawkins, Jeff Wooster and Andrew Winston came together for a Twitter Chat about the circular economy and the innovative #EnergyBag…

Haute Couture Fabrics from Plastic Waste

What does it take to make a shift in sustainable fashion and turn a plastic bottle into gorgeous couture dresses? Dutch entrepreneur Monique…

Seriously, It’s Time to Stop Drinking Bottled Water

Bottled water can cost upwards of 300 times the cost of tap water, even when you factor in the cost of a home…

How Sustainable is 3-D Printing?

Although 3D printing brings with it the promise to make manufacturing ‘cleaner and greener,’ the enabling technologies don’t boast those qualities yet.

20-Year-Old Designs System to Clean Up Plastic Ocean Trash

Boyan Slat, a 20-year-old Dutch national, believes he has invented a system that can help confront the growing crisis of plastic trash in…

Plastic Recycling Suffers from Lingering Low Oil Price

While solar and wind power continue to become more competitive in price to fossil fuels, the same is not holding true for plastics.…

Ecologic Containers Reduce Plastic Waste and Build Local Economies

Ecologic Brands was founded in 2008 by Julie Corbett who was tired of all the waste from plastic jugs and cartons that her…

Ford F-150s Now Upholstered With Recycled Plastic Bottles

Yesterday Ford Motor Co. announced fabric made out of recycled bottles will be used in its F-150 line of trucks.

San Francisco Startup Aims to Disrupt Plastics Recycling System

Puretergent wants to turn the conventional plastic bottle on its head. The company has come up with a bottle-less method of dispensing "green"…

New Partnership Promises Biodegradable Microbeads

The plastic microbeads used in many personal care products harm marine life and have already been banned in three states. Metabolix and Honeywell…

New Partnership Promises Biodegradable Microbeads

The plastic microbeads used in many personal care products harm marine life and have already been banned in three states. Metabolix and Honeywell…

California Plastic Bag Ban Could Be Delayed Until Fall 2016

A leading plastics trade group has announced it has collected enough signatures to put the California plastic bag ban to a vote in…