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How Asian Grassroots Activists Are Tackling The War On Plastic Waste

5 Mins Read Faced with a lack of regulation and unenthusiastic governments, ingenious activists across Asia are finding localised and creative ways to fight against plastic waste, and winning.  Every year, we create 380 million tonnes of plastic worldwide, and the demand for plastic is still on the rise amid rapid development and population growth. On our current […]

WAVE Startup Creates Emission-Free Bio Plastic Bags From Cassava That Dissolve In Water

3 Mins Read Amsterdam-based startup WAVE Eco Solutions has developed a biodegradable and hot water soluble cassava-based bio-plastic bag in a bid to tackle the global plastic pollution crisis. Unlike conventional plastic bags, WAVE’s products are made without plastic polymers that are typically made using fossil fuels. Their new alternative to plastic does not contribute to greenhouse gas […]

10 Things To Know Before You Eat Out Of That “Compostable” Takeaway Bowl

6 Mins Read You’ve surely seen the rise in fibre bowls. Light in weight, brown in colour, and clearly marked as compostable, biodegradable, plant-based – these have sprouted all over town in cafés and restaurants, replacing styrofoam or wax-lined paper cups in a bid to “go green”. They’ve become the food industry’s widely adopted measure, representing some kind […]

Filipino Scientist Creates Bioplastic From Mango Seaweed Food Waste

2 Mins Read 23-year old Denxybel Montinola, who recently graduated from the University of San Carlos in the Philippines has just invented an ingenious water-soluble plastic that could be the solution for food waste and the global plastic pollution problem. Using mangoes and seaweed, which are locally abundant ingredients, Montinola has created a new blend of bioplastic.  We […]