plastics

Green PCs Get an A for Effort

Conventional wisdom has it that PCs and electronics are just bad for the environment – think nasty chemicals, extreme water use, and e-waste. Manufacturers are making progress, with more on the horizon.

Climate Change Requires System Solutions

Recycling plastic water bottles won’t save us, “system thinking” will according to the Carbon Almanac’s Seth Godin.

Plastics: “The New Coal”

Plastics have yielded life-saving medical advances, supercharged technological advancements, helped send us to space, and transformed our lives in innumerable ways. But they are poisoning our people and our planet.

Exxon Doubles Down on ‘Advanced Recycling’ Claims that Yield Few Results

The petroleum company is under investigation for misleading the public while exacerbating the global plastic pollution crisis.

Why the Chemical Industry Is an Overlooked Climate Foe — and What to Do About It

It’s time to overhaul the chemical industry — for the sake of fenceline communities and the rest of the planet.

Glasgow Dispatch: Startup Funding Encourages Sustainability

While the U.S. is awash in venture capital and has an abundance of startup competitions, in many corners of the world such investment money is scarce. The lesson for people who believe innovation can help...

3D Printing Affects Every Industry, Even Homebuilding

At Techonomy, we’re fascinated by the potential of 3D printing technology (also known as additive manufacturing) to transform domestic manufacturing by creating efficiencies and opportunities for producers both large and small, from industrial fabricators to...