Bracing For Impact With Tougher Helmets

By developing a tough new plastic, a Singapore-France team engineered stronger bicycle helmets to minimize the risk of critical head injuries.

A Strong & Transparent Alternative To Plastic

Instead of non-biodegradable plastic, your next ‘plastic’ bag could be made out of bacterial biofilms.

Nuts and Bolts—Perfecting the Plastic Recycling Process

These three new technologies could increase plastic recycling rates with more efficient and eco-friendly recycling processes.

Scientists Develop Cellulose-Based Plastic Substitute

This cellulose-based material that is four times stronger than steel and as heat-resistant as ceramics could one day displace plastics.

Investing With A Green Focus

Companies are increasingly considering environmental factors when making investment decisions, said experts at a two-day SMU workshop on sustainable finance.

Elastic Polymers That Spontaneously Heal Themselves

Scientists in Japan have found a method to produce a self-healing material that does not require external stimuli to trigger its healing properties.

Sticky Situations A Boon For Polymer Science

Researchers in Japan have found a way to make industrial polymers sticky without the use of glue or other binding substances.

Turning Plastic Bottles Into Aerogels

Researchers have found a way to convert plastic waste into a material that can be modified to absorb oil and carbon dioxide.

The Problematic Persistence Of Nanoplastic Pollution

A team of marine biologists has found that nanoplastics accumulate in marine organisms, potentially harming aquatic food chains as well as human health.

Plastic Degrading Enzyme Enhanced

Researchers in South Korea have used genetic engineering to improve the ability of a bacterial enzyme to degrade plastic waste.