Plastic Eating Super Enzymes for a Circular Economy

Invented in 1907, plastics have grown in popularity for their convenience and disposability. However, plastics are now becoming a cause for concern due to its poor degradability. The scale of the problem is large. Researchers estimate that since the 1950s,  more than 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic has been produced. About 60% of that plasticContinue reading “Plastic Eating Super Enzymes for a Circular Economy”

The Expiry Date Challenge for Sustainability

One of the things that we often do is check the expiry date before purchasing something. We ask ourselves, “Can I consume it within time?” So, what happens to expired products. Expired products occur at three points – unsold expired products in company warehouses; unsold products at retail stores; and unused or partially used productsContinue reading “The Expiry Date Challenge for Sustainability”

Green Transition Metals and Net Zero

There are several metals critical to green technologies. Copper and nickel are called established metals. Trading in these metals has been taking place for over a century. Then, there are rising metals like lithium and cobalt where there is no established trading on exchanges.  However, they have become crucial for their role in green transitionContinue reading “Green Transition Metals and Net Zero”

Cheating Carbon Pricing

Carbon pricing is an efficient mechanism for reducing carbon emissions. Carbon taxes can be a way to force polluters to pay for harming the environment by burning fossil fuel. The World Bank has estimated that 45 countries and 34 subnational jurisdictions have adopted some form of carbon pricing – carbon taxes or emissions trading systems.Continue reading “Cheating Carbon Pricing”