Innovative graphene-biopolymer ‘could render plastic packaging obsolete’

Toraphene notes the innovative new material is biodegradable, compostable and commercially-viable

New £20m UK investment to tackle plastic waste in developing nations

UK Research and Innovation is supporting partnerships with researchers across 11 countries: China, Chile, Egypt, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Peru, Malawi, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Vietnam

Enviroo unveils plans for £20m recycling facility

The facility will take PET – the main material used for food and drinks packaging such as plastic bottles and certain food packaging – and convert it into raw materials for new food-grade packaging, without any waste

US announces $27m for advanced plastic recycling tech

The projects are expected to help improve existing recycling processes that break plastics into chemical building blocks, which can then be used to make new products

Transatlantic scientific venture creates enzyme cocktail to quickly digest plastic

The innovation could be used in large-scale industrial recycling processes and ‘could create a revolution’ in the treatment of plastic waste

England’s plastic straw ban kicks in tomorrow

Businesses that will not stop selling or supplying single-use plastic straws, cotton buds and drink stirrers could face fines

‘UK’s first’ plastic-to-hydrogen project moves forward in Cheshire

The project will produce hydrogen from plastic waste which could then be used to fuel cars, buses and heavy good vehicles

France to issue fines as high as €135 for dropping masks and gloves on the streets

This is part of a campaign, which aims to raise awareness about the risk of microplastics spreading in the air, water and food chain

New UK facility will convert 30k tonnes of unrecycled plastic to recycled oils

The work for the project is expected to be finalised by the end of 2023

Scientists discover enzyme that ‘recycles plastic in 10 hours’

The development of this novel enzyme has the potential to pave the way of a real transition to a circular economy, according to a new research