The reality of waste-derived fuels: up in the air

Turning waste into fuels has not been successful for over three decades. Would it work any better for jet fuels? Most likely not. Dr. Andrew Rollinson disputes industry claims after looking into the latest research and the trends on waste-derived jet fuels. Among the...

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A Tale of 5 Cities

In five major U.S. cities, 64% of plastic collected is NOT recyclable. For decades, U.S. cities have collected mixed plastic in recycling programs in an unsuccessful attempt to solve the plastic waste crisis. Analyzing the municipal solid waste (MSW) streams of five...

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Illegal Shipments of Italian Municipal Waste to Tunisia

Italy's shipments of municipal waste to Tunisia in 2020 shine a spotlight on persisting abuses in the global trade in plastic and other waste. In particular, this scandal highlights the role of problematic EU waste code 19 12 12 in these illegal...

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Sachet Economy

Sachet Economy: Big Problems in Small Packets The report Sachet Economy: Big Problems in Small Packets looks into the sachet economy in the Philippines that continues to add to and worsen the growing plastics pollution problem, how the big businesses corrupted...

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Africa Plastic Policy Map

Plastic pollution is a major threat to human health and environmental sustainability. Government policies that restrict plastic production is one way we can tackle this issue. Africa has made incredible strides in the fight against plastic, while not all...

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Fact Sheet: Plastic and Incineration

We have too much plastic that has nowhere to go... Can we just burn it? Short answer: no! Burning is the most harmful way to handle plastic waste. It turns one form of pollution into others, including air emissions, toxic ash, and...

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