Houston, as the intellectual capital for the energy industry, can become a global leader in advanced plastic recycling, according to an expert from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Advanced recycling, or chemical recycling, transforms post-use plastics into their original, chemical building blocks so they can be continually reintegrated into the supply chain. Houston has the largest concentration of petrochemical manufacturing in the world, giving it “enormous leadership opportunities,” according to Rachel Meidl, the fellow for energy and environment at the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies.
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Coffee bag and degassing valve producers, like others in the broader packaging industry, are making moves to deliver sustainable products for their roasting customers and, most importantly, for consumer demand.
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Plastic has got to be both a blessing and curse for this planet. However, lately, with the amount of plastic that’s getting accumulated and dumped, it has been causing some serious damage to the environment. However, it looks like researchers have developed the perfect thing to combat this problem. They’ve developed a cocktail of plastic-eating enzymes which can actually degrade plastic in a matter of days — something that normally takes hundreds of years to degrade. The enzyme cocktail includes PETase and MHETase. These are produced by a type of bacteria that feeds on PET plastic (often found in plastic bottles) dubbed Ideonella Sakaiensis.
virtual event focusing on sustainable tourism will take place in May.
Presented by TLC, ‘Reset Tourism. Sustainably’ puts nature and the protection of culture and heritage at the top of its agenda.
Taking place on May 25, starting at 9am UK time, it will have a line-up of speakers including representatives from UNWTO, ministers of tourism and specialists in sustainability, hotels operations and development.