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The Advent of Plastic

Chapter 4: Solutions to early 20th Century Problems

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A Blade of Grass

Chapter 3: The Wondrous Structure of Plants

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Prelude: Evolution

A Polymer Story

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Plastic Ch 2

carbon chains

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Plastic

a complicated story

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PLASTIX Creates New Material from Used Maritime Gear

Nine years ago, Hans Axel Kristensen, the CEO and co-founder of PLASTIX, saw opportunity in a market that had little incentive to recycle.

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Thinking Outside the Box: Turning Methane into Biodegradable Plastic

After completing her Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering in 2009 at Stanford University, Molly Morse harnessed her research on the production of PHA (polyhydroxy alkanoate) biopolymers from methane — and its biodegradation — and shaped it into a start-up business in 2010.

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Lessons from a Round-the-World Voyage Cut Short

Since the first leg of eXXpedition’s Round the World mission set sail on October 8, 2019, 80 women from 23 countries have participated — nearly doubling the number of eXXpedition ambassadors (or participants of past voyages) so far.

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Ocean Life

Whale Plastic

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Takeout Delivery Apps Repurposed to Reduce Food Waste

An overview of Door Dash's Project Dash, Postmates' Food Fight!, Seamless' No Kid Hungry, Uber Eats' opt-in, Swiggy's Packaging Assist and more...