A new process can convert a wide variety of vegetable and animal fats and oils — ranging from lard to waste cooking oil — into a key ingredient for making plastics that currently comes from petroleum, scientists say. Continue reading →
Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director, Washington, DC
This post was co-written with Cecilia Springer of Climate Advisers.
There is a new opportunity for the United States to curb deforestation and slow climate change. Defo… Continue reading →
‘Bioplastics’ that are naturally synthesized by microbes could be made commercially viable by using waste cooking oil as a starting material. This would reduce environmental contamination and also give high-quality plastics suitable for medical implant… Continue reading →
Creative greenies have found some pretty cool applications for used cooking oil. It powers bus fleets, helps people travel the world and can even be used to heat your home. This month, Merseyside, England is taking recycled oil even further by using it to power local homes. Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority (MWDA), its contractor Veolia [...] Continue reading →
Hard to believe it has been 25 years since Pixar Animation Studios opened its doors and began changing animation forever. Pixar’s12th full-length animated feature Cars 2 is a fun, exciting 3D adventure bringing together the characters from Radiator Springs and … Continue reading →