Raving in the rubbish

~ How music festivals make their mark on the plastic crisis ~ Fields littered with abandoned tents and plastic bags, bottles and containers, these are the images people often see on the TV after a large music festival. An estimated 23,500 tonnes of waste is left by UK festival goers each year according to think-tank…

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A truly circular solution: Turning bioplastic made from plants into nutrients to grow new crops (anthropocenemagazine)

Researchers have developed a technique to turn bioplastics into fertilizer, in a process that tackles the twin problems of plastic waste and emissions-intensive fertilizer production. Unlike regular plastics that are derived from fossil fuels, bioplastics are produced using renewable feedstocks such as corn, wheat, and agricultural waste. From the get-go, these plastics have a lower…

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