Researchers Create Plastic-Degrading Enzyme

An international team of researchers from the United States, UK and Brazil has engineered an enzyme which can digest polyethylene terephthalate (PET), the primary material used in the manufacture of single-use plastic beverage bottles, in some clothing, and in carpets. The research team made the breakthrough when they were examining the structure of PETase, a […]

Join our fight to end plastic menace, Theresa May urges Commonwealth

Theresa May will call on Commonwealth countries to ban single-use plastic and microbeads this week when she chairs the largest summit in British history. The prime minister will announce that Britain is investing £61.4m to tackle the scourge of marine plastic pollution and urge the other 52 leaders to sign up to a global crusade […]

Woolworths and Coles to withdraw plastic bags in some stores three months before bans come into effect

IF YOU haven’t already started, now is the time to start storing away your plastic shopping bags. From 1 July, free single use plastic bags will be banned virtually nationwide, with major retailers Coles and Woolworths also adding NSW to the list despite the Government there saying they can remain in place. But if you’re […]