Michigan congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, has joined his colleague Frank Pallone, D-New Jersey, to introduce a bill that would ban the use of synthetic plastic microbeads in personal care products such as face wash, soap and toothpaste.
A new study published in the journal Science claims that more than 4.8 million metric tons of plastic waste end up in the oceans from land each year, and the figure could be as high as 12.7 million metric tons.
Scientists have found a way to harness nanoparticles and visible light to break down substances like bisphenol A (BPA) in wastewater and soil.
Plastics specialist Symphony Environmental Technologies plc has registered its Sanafor PO-5 antimicrobial masterbatch with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The amount of used packaging that ends up in landfills or being burned without any energy recovery is decreasing thanks to improved recycling and higher recovery rates.
If the entire amount of non-recycled plastics that end up in Canada’s landfills is converted to fuel, the produced energy would be enough to run 600,000 automobiles per year.
Floyd Phalen, Hapman Engineering Manager, announced the expansion of Hapman’s custom equipment and turn-key systems design capabilities with the hire of an additional design engineer.