The fungus that degrades plastics in less than three days

A multidisciplinary group of Mexican scientists, led by Dr. Carmen Sánchez, attached to the Research Center of Biological Sciences of the Autonomous University of Tlaxcala (UAT), found a phytopathogenic fungus that has the ability to degrade an additive of plastics in just 60 hours It is the fungus Fusarium culmorum,…

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Brussels wants to prohibit rods, straws and plastic cutlery

The Community Executive today presented a proposal for a directive that deepens in its strategy of making all plastic wrappers recyclable by 2030. The focus, this time, are single-use plastics. A category that includes ear swabs, picnic covers, balloon sticks, food wrappers, drinking glasses, candy wrappers, wet wipes, compresses or…

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Supermarkets plans to abandon plastics

Are the supermarket chains ready to replace the plastic? We analyze the future strategies of five important distribution chains. Not only with regard to plastic bags, but also fresh products packed with this material – the typical pepper served in expanded polystyrene tray and covered with film.

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