Nuclear fusion startup test fires plastic waste-powered rocket

A UK company with lofty aspirations around sustainable space travel has test-fired a rocket engine powered in part by plastic waste. Pulsar Fusion’s hybrid rocket engine is part of an ambitious journey that also involves the development of nuclear fusion technology for high-speed propulsion, which could cut travel times to Mars in half. The idea … Read more

Amazon announces that it will remove some of the plastic packaging from its packages sent to France by the end of 2021

Inside the packages, bubble wrap or plastic cushions will continue to be used. AMIT DAVE / REUTERS The online distribution giant Amazon will replace part of its plastic packaging with paper or cardboard by the end of the year in France, he announced Monday, November 15 in a statement. Plastic sleeves, used to ship small … Read more

Cotton swabs, straws or plastic cups banned as of today

Banned single-use plastics are banned as of today! The Portuguese government had decided to implement this measure last year, largely anticipating the dates of the European directive, but the COVID-19 pandemic led to Portugal’s postponement. Single-use plastic swabs, straws or cups are no longer for sale. The measure has been widely praised, but also criticized … Read more

Phthalates in plastic reportedly lead to early mortality

A tunnel of bottles collected by an environmental organization for three years on the banks of rivers near Sarabaya, on the island of Java, Indonesia, September 28, 2021. PRASTO WARDOYO / REUTERS In English speaking countries, phthalates are often called everywhere chemicalsor “ubiquitous chemicals”. It is found in cosmetics, products intended for food, in clothing, … Read more

The list of fruits and vegetables that must be sold without plastic packaging in 2022 unveiled by the government

Bananas sold in plastic wrap in south London in January 2018. JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP Batches of apples or peppers sold wrapped in plastic will soon disappear from supermarket shelves. The government unveiled on Monday, October 11 the list of products concerned from the 1is January 2022 by this measure, provided for in the anti-waste … Read more

The list of fruits and vegetables that must be sold without plastic packaging in 2022 unveiled by the government

Bananas sold in plastic wrap in south London in January 2018. JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP Batches of apples or peppers sold wrapped in plastic will soon disappear from supermarket shelves. The government unveiled on Monday, October 11 the list of products concerned from the 1is January 2022 by this measure, provided for in the anti-waste … Read more

The quantity of plastic present in the oceans re-evaluated sharply on the rise

The emblematic images of Sausage turtles in tarp debris or birds nesting among plastic bottle caps on a beach are only part of the marine pollution problem. Because in addition to the millions of tonnes of packaging, remains of fishing gear and other aquatic macro-waste, there are five times more microplastic particles floating in the … Read more

Faurecia takes over Hella for 6.8 billion euros

Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Stuttgart The owner family of the German automotive supplier Hella has found a buyer for their shares. On Saturday evening, the company announced in an ad hoc announcement that the Hueck family was selling its block of shares amounting to 60 percent to Faurecia. The supplier based in Nanterre, northwest of Paris, was … Read more