French startup wants to end microplastics with biodegradable microcapsules

The French startup Calyxia invented the world’s first customizable, advanced and sustainable microencapsulation technology.

  • October 4, 2021
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Young inventor develops a microplastic magnet

Fionn Ferreira, a chemistry student at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, wants to fight microplastic pollution with magnetic water.

  • August 29, 2021
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Sticky labels on fruits and veggies are no longer a necessity

Dutch fruit and vegetable supplier Nature & More and Swedish supermarket ICA partnered to replace sticky labels on organic products with a laser mark

  • July 26, 2021
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This game lets you clean up the ocean for fun

Ender Ocean is the first online game dedicated to cleaning up the oceans.

  • July 26, 2021
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Mussels turn out to be highly efficient at filtering out plastic

Pennie Lindeque, Plymouth Marine Laboratory’s Head of Science, turned to nature to address microplastic pollution. Specifically, her team uses mussels to filter water and extract tiny pieces of plastic – smaller than 5 millimetres across – generated from plastic pollution disintegration.

  • July 19, 2021
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A passive system could clean up 90% of plastic in the ocean

The Ocean Cleanup is a Dutch non-profit organization aiming to clean up 90% of the floating plastic pollution in our oceans – easy peasy lemon squeezy 🍋.

  • June 5, 2021
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