Scientist Create Environmentally-friendly Alternative to Polystyrene Foam

Scientist Create Environmentally-friendly Alternative to Polystyrene Foam

Amir Ameli and Xiao Zhang of Washington State University have created a more environmentally-friendly alternative to polystyrene foam (better known as Styrofoam) which performs better than Styrofoam as an insulator and can support up to 200 times its own weight without losing its shape.

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Report on Need for Plastics Recycling

Report on Need for Plastics Recycling

A recent report on “Accelerating the Circular Supply Chain for Plastics” highlights the need to address plastics pollution by capitalizing on technologies that convert waste plastics into other materials.

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Seaweed as an Adsorbent for Wastewater Treatment

Seaweed as an Adsorbent for Wastewater Treatment

A recent review article highlights the potential of biosorption via macroalgae as a wastewater treatment method. Sulfated polysaccharides in the cellular wall allow seaweeds to efficiently bind pollutants, making them potential replacements for activated carbon in wastewater treatment.

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