Dr. Vijaya Rangari, a scientist at Tuskegee University in Alabama, has engineered a bioplastic claimed to be more flexible than other bioplastics and rapidly biodegradable.
More than 220 million tons of plastic are produced each year, and despite greater emphasis on recycling programs, much of it gets dumped in landfills.
The first wave of ‘Miracle March’ storms in California offset three dry weeks in February and improved storage in some reservoirs.
The recycling industry’s challenges run deep: some mixed-waste streams contaminate good materials and clog plant equipment.
Graywater and stormwater capture and use can expand local water availability while providing additional benefits.