Chemical Recycling of Plastic: Waste No More?

When it comes to the circular economy transition, plastics recycling is as much of a challenge as an opportunity. Could chemical recycling make the plastics value chain more circular whilst providing a profitable new industry branch? Plastic pollution of the oceans, the resulting damage to wildlife, and the human health risks from microplastic have ignited public…

What’s going on in the world of plastic?

I’m not easily impressed by advances in sustainable business — I’ve been watching them happen in fits and starts for three decades — but I’ll confess to being astounded by what’s going on these days in the world of plastic. Or, more to the point, plastic waste. And no, it’s not just straws. Indeed, that may…

Moving beyond food footprints to sustainable food systems

This article is sponsored by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor with the Beef Checkoff. If you’ve heard that beef has a higher carbon or land footprint than many other foods, you should know that is largely correct. Higher footprints for beef are driven by the biology of cattle — they are large ruminant animals…