Life with Less Plastic (Plastic Waste, Part 2)

Vending maching in Japan

Written in collaboration with Tomoko Yoshida.

Our previous post provides an institutional view of our world’s current plastic waste problem. We showed how institutions in various sectors of society Continue reading

What are plastics?


What are plastics?

All plastics are composed of carbon atoms connected to one another in a chain-like structure, with mostly or exclusively hydrogen atoms attached to the carbon atoms.   Gasoline, candle wax and plastics all have this same structure; gasoline has Continue reading