Doing the right thing may soon be very lucrative. Researchers have been finding ways to turn plastic waste into usable sources of energy.
Of course, it will help if politicians admit that immense tons of discarded plastic actually constitute a problem. (Hope springs eternal if they stand to make a profit.)
Speaking of which, it’s Presidents’ Day in the US, which means no mail; ergo, no bills today. More good news!
Two Dutch scientists have developed a bioplastic made from algae– vegetation that takes in carbon and releases oxygen through the same photosynthesis as other plants.
So far, they’ve been able to turn the dried material into something that 3D printers can use to create items such as bottles, tableware and trash cans!
Happy Labor Day, US friends!
Today’s heartening item is that several animal populations are finally on the upswing, including
- Bald Eagle
- Arabian Oryx
- Gray Wolf
- Northern Elephant Seal
- Brown Bear
- Giant Panda
- Humpback Whale
Unfortunately, no politicians have been added to the endangered species list.