Study finds half of U.S. motorists don’t trust self-driving vehicles

LAS VEGAS–Fifty percent of U.S. motorists believe that autonomous vehicles will not be safe, according to the 2019 Global Automotive Consumer Study issued by auditing and consulting services firm Deloitte L.L.P. This figure is up slightly from DLeloitte’s 2018 study, in which 47 percent of U.S. motorists said they thought AVs would be unsafe, according […]

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 […]