Scientists in Germany are now making plastic from a renewable resource - endive roots. The material is sturdy and easy to recycle. It's a new way to reduce the world's need for fossil fuels.
In 2016, DW reporter Tamsin Walker made it her New Year's resolution to eradicate plastic packaging from her life. After an initial shock to the system, she got used to it. But did she stick to it?
Researchers have accidentally improved a naturally occurring enzyme to enhance its plastic-eating abilities. The modified enzyme, which can digest plastic used in bottles, could help in the fight against pollution.
After the EU unveiled a high-profile push to rid the continent of plastic waste, now companies like McDonald's, Costa and Evian are announcing their own initiatives. Can this help solve the world's plastic trash problem?
Banned chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) are being blatantly used in China's plastic foam industry, claims a green campaign group. A recent spike in emissions of the gas, a potent destroyer of ozone, has baffled scientists.
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