Spray-On, Rinse-Off Food ‘Wrapper’ Can Cut Plastic Packaging

[ad_1] Packaging is essential for preserving and distributing many kinds of foods, but it often incorporates plastic—scraps of which already litter too much of the planet, posing a threat to wildlife and contaminating drinking water and soil. Now researchers say they...

‘Superworms’ Eat—and Survive on—Polystyrene

[ad_1] One of the noticeable things about microbiologist Christian Rinke’s laboratory is the startlingly loud crunching noise of wormlike larvae chewing their way through polystyrene, burrowing into blocks of the plastic foam. Before he discards a chewed-through...

Countries Pave the Way to End Plastic Pollution

[ad_1] Officials from 175 countries agreed yesterday to craft a global treaty over the next two years with the aim of ending plastic pollution. The final treaty could be a game-changer for lands and oceans awash in plastic bottles and packaging. Castoff plastics choke...