Plastic Bags Transformed With Nanotechnological Recycling

Plastic Bags Transformed With Nanotechnological Recycling

ADELAIDE, Australia, September 27, 2013 (ENS) – University of Adelaide nanotechnology researchers have developed a process for turning waste plastic bags into a high-tech nano-material with multiple uses. The innovative technology uses plastic grocery bags to make carbon nanotube membranes. These sophisticated and expensive materials have a variety of potential advanced applications, including filtration, sensing, […]

Microbes Colonize a New Marine Ecosystem: The ‘Plastisphere’

Microbes Colonize a New Marine Ecosystem: The ‘Plastisphere’

WOODS HOLE, Massachusetts, June 30, 2013 (ENS) – Multitudes of microbes are colonizing bits of plastic that have polluted the oceans – a vast new human-made flotilla of microbial communities that marine scientists have dubbed the “plastisphere.” Complex communities of microbes exist on plastic bits hardly bigger than the head of a pin, and they […]