Monthly Archives: January 2021

New Study in The Publication Nature finds Compostable Coffee Pods a Superior Alternative to Plastic Pods

Recently, the esteemed academic journal Nature, published a study by University of Tennessee – Knoxville, which undertook a Life Cycle Assessment of compostable coffee pods. This study specifically examined the economic and environmental viability of compostable pods, relative to more conventional alternatives made from plastics. The study found that compostable coffee pods readily broke down when included…

Giant ‘Vacuum Cleaner’ Leaves Beaches Microplastic-Free

Conservationist group #SeaTheBiggerPicture Ocean Initiative (#STBP) and engineers from Matriarch Generic Engineering have developed a giant vacuum cleaner that picks up trash and sieves out microplastics from the beaches of Cape Town in South Africa. Called the Enviro Buggy, it sieve out microplastics, pieces of plastic that have broken down and now are smaller than 5mm, from…

Shocking footage shows Serbian lake completely covered in garbage

“While pollution is an omnipresent issue that is impacting essentially every ecosystem on Earth, the problem is not always visible to the naked eye. However, footage of Serbia’s Potpecko Lake depicts a jarring scene — several thousand cubic metres of plastic containers floating on top of the water. The footage was first published online on…