Uniqlo to sell clothes made from recycled plastic bottles

Business / Corporate Sep 17, 2019

Uniqlo to sell clothes made from recycled plastic bottles

Fast Retailing Co., the operator of the Uniqlo casual apparel chain, says it will produce clothes made from used plastic bottles in cooperation with Toray Industries Inc. The fashion retailer will put the items on sale in next year's spring-summer season, mainly targeting eco-conscious consumers, ...

U.K. supermarkets go 'nude' as more test plastic-free zones

World Aug 22, 2019

U.K. supermarkets go 'nude' as more test plastic-free zones

British supermarkets are starting to go "nude." Bowing to pressure from environmentally conscious consumers, big brand shops have begun taking steps to strip their shelves of plastic wrapping over concerns about saving the oceans from waste. "Nude zones" and "Food in the Nude" campaigns are already ...

Microplastic found even in remote Arctic ice

World / Science & Health Aug 15, 2019

Microplastic found even in remote Arctic ice

Tiny pieces of plastic have been found in ice cores drilled in the Arctic by a U.S.-led team of scientists, underscoring the threat the growing form of pollution now poses to marine life in even the remotest waters on the planet. The researchers used a ...

Could Mexican cactus solve world's plastics problem?

World / Science & Health Aug 11, 2019

Could Mexican cactus solve world's plastics problem?

Mexico's prickly pear cactus, which is emblazoned on its flag, could soon play a new and innovative role in the production of biodegradable plastics. A packaging material made from the plant has been developed by a Mexican researcher and is offering a promising solution to ...

San Francisco airport bans sale of plastic bottles

World / Science & Health Aug 3, 2019

San Francisco airport bans sale of plastic bottles

San Francisco International Airport is banning the sale of single-use plastic bottles and will require fliers to buy refillable bottles if they are not already carrying their own, U.S. media reported on Friday. The new rule comes into effect on August 20, the San Francisco ...