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covid-mask-hearing-uganda-marketexpress-in

Uganda & COVID: Window of Opportunity, Trash into masks

When entrepreneur Juliet Namujju realized COVID masks were preventing her hearing-impaired staff from lip-reading, she resolved to find another enterprising use for Uganda’s mountains of plastic waste.  When Juliet Namujju was 5 years old, her...

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Is it time to rent, not buy, electronics?

Laptops, phones and tablets come out in new, flashier upgrades each year, and consumers lap them up, eager to own the latest desirable models with the most cutting-edge features. But with every upgrade, older models...

coronavirus-marketexpress-in

Coronavirus: Can we make our masks fully eco-friendly?

With face masks littering the environment, the search is on for sustainable solutions. Could they be recycled into new products? Or might masks made from organic materials cut pandemic pollution? Jean-Marc Neveu and Olivier Civil...

polyurethane-plastic-waste-microorganisms-marketexpress-in

Microorganisms: Solution to the global plastic waste problem?

Recycling plastics and other synthetic materials is often costly and not always possible. Researchers have now found an enzyme that decomposes PET in just hours and allows new plastic bottles to be profitably produced Researchers...

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Recycled electric batteries an untapped market

As the e-mobility drive gets stronger, it’s already clear that there will soon be huge piles of discarded electric batteries. Some of the materials used to make them are clearly too precious to be thrown...

e-waste

5 things you need to know about e-waste

Never have we been in possession of as many electronic gadgets as now, in this brave new world or ours. But what happens to them when they stop working? All too often… not that much. ...

Japan joins EU in WTO complaint over Russia’s car levy

Japan has filed a trade complaint against new WTO member Russia over a fee the latter levies on car imports. Critics allege the tax is illegal, as the fee meant to cover recycling costs did...