A Greener Way to Make Plastic – ScienceNOWCredit: Phil Badger/Renewable Oil International Chemical refineries are great at converting petroleum into gasoline and the building blocks of plastics and other consumer goods. But when it comes to sustainable starting materials, such as wood chips, corn stalks, or other plant “biomass,” refineries are too inefficient to make the process commercially viable.
Dematerializing the car
Ecologist Eric Sanderson has written a carefully detailed and beautifully designed book on the need to redesign society without cars. Projjal Dutta, Director of Sustainability for the MTA,…
A small experiment for the rest of July
An Australian initiative in avoiding single-use plastics: straws, coffee lids, bottles.