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Agricultural waste into biopolymers?

Southeast Asian regions are some of the biggest worldwide agriculture producers, as well as the main areas responsible for biomass wastes, such as agricultural residues, wood biomass, animal waste and municipal solid waste, while also producing, millions of tonnes of single use plastics. To tackle such waste head-on, Teysha Technologies has developed a patented chemistry platform […]

The broken promises of plastic substitutes

The commercial shift to alternative packaging types isn’t working — so what will? Dr Ashlee Jahnke, research director of biodegradable bioplastics developer Teysha Technologies, explains why she believes polymer research holds the key.  From paper straws and cotton bags to paper composite drinks cartons and glass bottles, environmental concerns have driven several changes in the food […]

Breakthrough packaging partnership puts women in rural Africa at the forefront of materials innovation

Teysha Technologies has announced a packaging deal with an ethical skincare manufacturer that signals the start of an exciting new partnership. The company, who has pioneered a naturally derived “second generation bioplastic”, has signed up to work with the Kind Planet Company in a move that supports the global empowerment of women and minorities in marginalised African communities and its […]

Texas A&M Chemist Karen Wooley Elected To National Academy Of Sciences

Membership is widely considered one of the highest honors a scientist can receive. By Shana K. Hutchins, Texas A&M University College of Science   Texas A&M University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Karen L. Wooley has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Wooley, holder of the W.T. Doherty-Welch Chair in Chemistry and one of the world’s top […]

Could a new bioplastic be the answer to the global plastic epidemic?

Do people still want plastic bottles? Coca-Cola claims customers still want plastic bottles. But is there an alternative? Dr Ashlee Jahnke reports Drinks goliath Coca-Cola stunned world leaders at January’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, when it stood by its decision to continue supplying single-use plastic bottles. Given the event’s theme, Stakeholders for a cohesive […]

‘It’s shocking, it’s horrendous’: Ellen MacArthur’s fight against plastic

She broke the solo record for sailing round the world, but now she is dedicating her life to an even greater challenge – saving it from the destructive tide of plastic pollution Trophies from her past glories as a competitive yachtswoman are placed discreetly around the 16th-century building on the Isle of Wight, the base […]

A sea of plastic: Shocking images show how bottles, bags and rubbish are choking our oceans

  One image taken near Roatan, an island off Honduras, shows diver grimace as he prepares to enter the water Rubbish was probably washed into sea from nearby Guatemala, carried on rivers swollen by rainy season flowing through towns and villages One ocean protection campaigner said it was the worst example of plastic pollution he […]