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Tim Radford: Waste plastic can find a useful new life

Swedish scientists say they have found a way to recycle plastic perfectly: their new process can turn any waste plastic back into new plastic of identical quality – and recover all of it.

November 4, 2019 · 1 Comment

Andrew J. Bacevich: The Great Reckoning

From our present vantage point, it seems clear that, by 2019, the United States had passed a point of no return. In retrospect, this was the moment when indications of things gone fundamentally awry should have become unmistakable

July 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Adrie Kusserow: Anthropocene Lullaby

OM GATE GATE PARAGATE PARASAMGATE BODHI SVAHA Gone, Gone Beyond, Completely Beyond, Gone Beyond Gone . Hush humans, you can finally let it all go, the Anthropocene, Technocene, Thermocene Capitalocene, … Continue reading

February 20, 2019 · 27 Comments

Dr. Michael Greger: How Plastics Can Affect Your Love Life

Most of the attention on phthalates, a group of hormone-disrupting chemicals found in PVC plastics, has been focused on fetal and child health, particularly regarding genital and behavioral development. Recent data have shown, … Continue reading

February 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

George Monbiot: Plastic Soup

The problem is not plastic. It is consumerism. Do you believe in miracles? If so, please form an orderly queue. Plenty of people imagine we can carry on as we … Continue reading

September 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tim Radford: Plastic particles now infest the Arctic

 The research vessel Polastern in the central Arctic Ocean. Image: © Alfred-Wegener-Institut/Ruediger Stein . Tiny plastic particles have been found in every sample collected of Arctic sea ice. But the … Continue reading

May 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

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