Anybody who’s swiped on a glittery eyeshadow or used glitter for arts and crafts is aware of that these tiny, shimmering items are laborious to wash up—in additional methods than one. Glitter will get all over the place, and since most glitter is made of plastic, it doesn’t disappear. However scientists say they’ve now made a glitter utterly out of ...

At a sprawling Silicon Valley R&D facility, a neon signal on the wall says “transformation.” It’s not a metaphor: Inside giant tanks inside the construction, food waste is popping into the constructing blocks for compostable plastic. “We’re utilizing one big drawback—the carbon emissions from food waste—to unravel one other, which is the worldwide plastics drawback, and petroleum plastics as an ...

Selecting a biodegradable fork over a conventional plastic utensil looks like an environmental win, however that product nonetheless follows the trail of a linear economic system: uncooked supplies are collected to make one thing new that in the end finally ends up discarded. If these biodegradable plastics are tossed within the trash quite than despatched to an industrial composter, they ...

The usual pregnancy checks you realize are clunky, plastic gadgets, and so they’ve been that method, with out vital innovation, for many years. The improvements which have occurred within the pregnancy test discipline have primarily functioned to modernize the devices, digitizing them with fancy laptop screens. Whereas that will make them simpler to learn, it’s additionally made a product that ...