Neil Jacobsohn Turning plastic into fuel

Plastic is a massive source of pollution on our planet, and in our seas. It;s heartbreaking to visit some of the most remote Indonesian islands, for example, and find the surf churning with plastic bottles, and the beach a wasteland of plastic.
Some cities have now banned plastic bottles, but throughout history, banning things has seldom solved the root problem. So this might be a much better approach: turning plastic into a liquid fuel.
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Posted: 26 June 2016 at 18:08

Neil Jacobsohn Replacing plastic

As a scuba diver, I am often horrified at the extent of plastic waste sloshing about our oceans and washing up on shorelines...not to mention the waste in cities and landfills. So how about packaging for food that is not only degradable, but also edible - and better and protecting food than plastic? Read on.
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Posted: 22 August 2016 at 14:08

Doug Vining Declaring biological war on waste

As we have written in a number of MindBullets published over the years, the solution to plastic and oil pollution might lie in developing genetically modified organisms that 'eat' the waste and produce useful chemicals. Now scientists have accidently created an enzyme that could eventually clean up the plastic bottles filling the ocean.
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Posted: 17 April 2018 at 14:57
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