This is a topic that I would like to clarify because right now we have a boom of new materials in the market, such as the famous bioplastics. But are they really better than plastic?
Microplastics, until relatively recently, were an unknown topic. They were first described in the 70s, but the interest in studying them did not arise until the early 2000s. This makes all of us who are not experts in the subject ask ourselves: Are they dangerous for us?
Worldwide plastic production increased from 2 Million tons (Mt) in 1950 to 380Mt in 2015. In addition, recycling only means to post the future of plastic, which will ultimately be incinerated to eliminate it completely from the environment1. However, it is surprising to see more impact about new ways to get rid of it instead of reducing its production. So, should we really be that proud about another organism feeding on our waste?
In this post I would like talk about how small choices we make can have a global effect. Specifically, I will briefly talk about intensive farming: what it is, what the real price is, its consequences and what can we do about it.
Despite the advances in recycling and processing that have been occurring in recent years, more than 50% of waste from plastic waste continues ending up in landfills or incinerators. Therefore, being a waste of resources and raw materials. But can plastic recycling be the solution?
Plastic is everywhere, is part of our daily life. This material has reached all corners because its many forms and uses. This plasticity has been achieved by mixing many components, which in turn make recycling very difficult. Among all this plastic, food packaging represents 40% of production. Continue reading
Can we reduce single-use plastic in science? Living according to zero waste is often out of our hands when we talk in a professional level, especially those who work in science.