As more companies move towards biopolymers as an alternative to fossil-fuel-based plastic, some are considering hemp as a potential biomass source, but can this ‘wonder crop’ make an impact in the world of bioplastic? Heidi Vella investigates.
Awareness of ocean-bound plastic has heightened over recent years, as have efforts to collect, recycle and re-use it. However, many brands and manufacturers still have concerns about its quality, collection processes, and cost that are potentially hindering the scalability of the market. Heidi Vella speaks to the companies working to build trust within the sector.
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Environmental concerns are global, but the US in particular often finds its recycling infrastructure under the spotlight. Jessie Paige looks into how recycling works in the US, what challenges it faces, and how these challenges can be overcome.
Following the recent amendments to the Basel Convention, Jessie Paige hears the reaction from recycling experts to find out about what the changes to the treaty, which regulates the disposal of hazardous wastes, means for UK-based companies.