Category Archives: Pollution

Tipping Toward a New Plastics Economy

Coming full circle to end plastic waste

I’ve got a love-hate relationship. It’s one of those where you can’t live without them, but living with them is a nightmare. Most of us have this relationship

Alarming news on plastic perils to fish

A first-of-its-kind study on microplastics and fish development has raised alarms about far-reaching implications.

 Scientists are just starting to scratch the surface in understanding how microplastics are affecting marin

Cleaning up our Oceans: Can Technology Save Us from Ourselves?

It’s human nature to consume.  Let’s face it, that’s never going to change.  Like every other organism, we gobble up resources and spit others out. The problem isn’t that we consume, it’s that we package our consumption in materials wh


The Swedish Recycling Revolution: Energy from Waste

29 April, 2015



Less than one per cent of Sweden’s household waste ends up in a rubbish dump. The rest is recycled in different ways. In that, Sweden is one of the world leaders.

Wouldn’t it be great if no household waste was wasted

ocean pollution

Microplastics in our Ocean – Kicking the Disposable Plastic Habit (Part 2 of 2)

The statistics are sobering. Each year we are using more than 500 billion plastic bags worldwide. More than one million bags are used every minute. The U.S. alone throws away about 50 million plastic bottles per day. At least 90 percent of the t


Untangling the Macro Mess of Microplastics in our Oceans (Part 1)

Every day we make simple choices that impact our planet’s oceans: How much we drive our cars, what we put down the drain, what seafood we buy and, more and more - what we do with all that plastic in our lives.

Global use of synthetic p