If you’re anything like me, the holiday season is a time for relaxation, family, food, and of course football! If
Plastic debris in our water is a huge pollution problem, and just one source of that pollution is the tiny microbeads that have been widely used in personal care products. In this episode of the podcast, we interview Dr. Richard Thompson, a Professor of Marine Biology at Plymouth University and an expert on the effects of plastic debris in the marine environment. We discuss the recent federal ban on microbeads and what consumers can do to be more sustainable in our day-to-day use of plastics.
Earlier this year I went to Mexico for spring break. During my trip I visited sinkholes (called cenotes) and Xcaret,
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration recently announced a ban on using the antibacterial agent triclosan (and 18 other substances) in soaps, and then last week the issue of antibacterial resistance was discussed at the UN General Assembly. In this episode of the Sustainable Nano podcast, we talk with scientist Eric Melby about different types of antibacterial chemicals and why we should care about triclosan in the environment.
On this first episode of our brand new podcast, we talk with the Director of the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology, along with students, faculty, and a few complete strangers about some questions related to our Center’s research: What is nanotechnology? What is sustainability? And what does it mean when we put the two terms together?
If you’re like me, you probably have a drawer full of AA batteries at home somewhere, just in case you
Before I travelled to Iceland for the first time in August the only thing I really knew about the country
Did you know that there are nearly 70,000 different types of soil in the United States?1 With the abundance of
Let’s face it, staying in a hotel can be pretty wasteful. All those take-out containers for food, those little soaps
This post is part of our ongoing series of public-friendly summaries describing research articles that have been published by members