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Scientists of Bangladesh develops a method to convert Jute fibre into low-cost bio-degradable cellulose sheets

Scientists in Bangladesh have developed a method to convert Jute fibre into low-cost bio-degradable cellulose sheets named ‘Sonali’ which can be used as wrapping material and carrying bag. The Eco-friendly jute poly bags made up of Sonali can be used in garments and food packaging work and they are not harmful for human health. The ..

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The scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory creates a new type of plastic ‘PDK’ that can be recycled forever

A team of researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has created a next-generation plastic, called Poly Di-Ketoenamine (or PDK), that can be fully recycled into new materials of any colour, shape, or form, without loss of performance or quality. They have designed a recyclable plastic that, like a Lego ..

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Sydney scaffolding collapse traps worker

Rescue operation is under way after the scaffolding collapsed at Sydney worksite. One man was pulled from the rubble and another still trapped. 4 fire rescue crews, 10 ambulance services and 2 helicopters responded immediately. The scaffolding was next to the construction site. The workers are trapped by large amount scaffolding and concrete

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EU lawmakers: Support the wide ban on plastic products

The European Parliament backed the ban on plastics. The disposable utensils would be completely off till there are found replacements that are made of sustainable materials. The resolutions demand the need of recycling 90% of plastic bottles 2025. It has estimate a cost of 259 million euros to implement the changes. The EU said that ..

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World celebrates 2018 World Earth Day (WED)

The World Earth Day (WED) is celebrated every year on April 22 worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The day was proposed at the UNESCO conference in 1969 and the first Earth Day celebrations took place in 1970. The person credited for organising the event 48 years ago is US Senator Gaylord Nelson. The ..

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