28 Sep '12, 12pm

Ivy League Brains Figure Out How to Make Biodegradable Plastic from Greenhouse Gases

Ivy League Brains Figure Out How to Make Biodegradable Plastic from Greenhouse Gases

Two graduates from Princeton University and Northwestern University have developed a process for converting greenhouse gases from sewage treatment plants, landfills, and power plants into a biodegradable plastic called AirflexTM . Under the auspices of their company, called Newlight Technologies, LLC , the technology counts as a way to capture methane and carbon dioxide, and in a sustainability twofer it could also help cash-strapped cities and towns capture some revenue from their wastewater treatment plants.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/09/28/newlight-converts-gre...

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From Methane to Plastic to Methane, Without Waste

green.blogs.nytimes.com 25 Sep '12, 7pm

Mango Materials Methane is captured at a wastewater treatment plant and used to make a bipolymer that goes into the manufa...

From Methane to Plastic to Methane, Without Waste

green.blogs.nytimes.com 25 Sep '12, 7pm

Mango Materials Methane is captured at a wastewater treatment plant and used to make a bipolymer that goes into the manufa...

Biodegradable Electronics Could Lessen Environm...

e360.yale.edu 28 Sep '12, 4pm

28 Sep 2012: Biodegradable Electronics Could Lessen Environmental Impact of Devices A team of U.S. scientists says it has ...

Haiti Bans Plastic Bags & Disposable Foam Products

Haiti Bans Plastic Bags & Disposable Foam Products

treehugger.com 26 Sep '12, 2pm

The big question is how well this will be enforced: Miami Herald reports that as of October 1st the importation, manufactu...

Haiti Bans Plastic Bags and Foam Containers to Reduce Trash:

Haiti Bans Plastic Bags and Foam Containers to ...

ecorazzi.com 28 Sep '12, 12pm

Sasha Kramer, cofounder of SOIL, a nonprofit working in Haiti to turn human waste into compost, said, “Banning widely used...