Los Angeles to Test “Plastic Asphalt” as Alternative Material for Pavement
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Los Angeles to Test “Plastic Asphalt” as Alternative Material for Pavement

Now that China has stopped accepting waste from California and lawmakers rejected a bill to phase out single-use plastic containers last September, the city is getting more creative with its recycling solutions. In partnership with Technisoil, the city will soon be testing a new paving material made largely out of recycled plastic. The first test…

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All plastic waste could be recycled into new plastic

​A research group at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has developed an efficient process for breaking down any plastic waste to a molecular level. The resulting gases can then be transformed back into new plastics – of the same quality as the original. The new process could transform today’s plastic factories into recycling refineries, within…

From the Stone Age to the Plastic Age: Pollution in fossil record gives scientists name for modern era
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From the Stone Age to the Plastic Age: Pollution in fossil record gives scientists name for modern era

Plastic pollution is now in the fossil record – a discovery that may mean this period of time becomes known as the plastic age, scientists say. Deposits of plastic have increased exponentially since the end of the Second World War, doubling around every 15 years, the researchers said after combing through 200 years of sediment in California’s Santa Barbara Basin.…

Will there be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050?
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Will there be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050?

Fact-checking Catherine McKenna’s claim that ‘plastics will outweigh fish in our oceans by 2050.’Giant fish made from plastic bottles are exhibited on the beach in Rio de Janeiro. The Liberals have announced a series of planned measures aimed at cutting down plastic pollution in our oceans, including a ban single-use plastics in Canada. (Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)As…