Plastic waste is an untapped resource that can be recycled and processed into new plastics and other products.
UK startup Sparxell relies on materials and designs found in nature to make glitter, sequins, makeup, and more in paints and packaging.
The robot imitates the undulating motion of the snails's underside to drive water surface flow and suck in floating particles.
Some countries focus on end-of-life measures like disposal and recycling while others prioritize reducing production.
In humans, tiny plastic particles can enter the brain. New research links their chemical action in the brain to Parkinson's disease risk.
One ant was found ensnared in a thin strip of red plastic fiber. Another ant was wrapped in a black plastic fiber.