"The results from our research have major implications for the field of plastic sustainability and demonstrate the power of synthetic biology to address real-world challenges," said the study's first author Joanna Sadler.
Experts warn that the situation will also continue to get worse as a result of climate change.
Discarded face masks are frequently being found lying on beaches in Brazil, local marine conservationists have said.
An investigation by The Los Angeles Times and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism found the dome is barely holding it together as it is. Rising sea levels could tip it over the edge.
Up to 40 percent of edible food in America currently goes into the trash, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, often because consumers store food incorrectly or misunderstand what the "best before" dates on food labels really mean.
A trapped dead body clogged up pumps in the Tijuana River and caused nearly 14.5 million gallons of wastewater to flow into the United States from Mexico over the weekend.
The study, published in JAMA, is based on government reports, articles and peer-reviewed publications related to costs and savings estimates in six categories of waste, released between 2012 and 2019.
The National Border Patrol Council has been an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump's proposal to build a wall along the southwest border, going so far as to back a government shutdown in a play to get lawmakers to fund the project.
The Demorcats will make life harder for Trump, but they will do little to change the imbalance of wealth and power in this country—unless they are pushed to do so.
If someone could collect and recycle all the unrecycled plastic on earth, they would be the richest person on the planet.
The Department of Energy plans to relabel radioactive waste to the level of shared by contaminated protective clothing, rags and medical equipment.
"It undoes all our hard work and proves once again that we are using plastic with our eyes closed," author Martin Dorey said.
The altered waste guidelines are part of Austin's plan to reduce the amount of trash sent to landfills 90 percent by 2040.
Rather than wasting plastics, cold plasma pyrolysis can be used to recover valuable materials, which can be sent directly back into industry.
Over a five-year period, Whole Foods and two other companies allegedly mishandled hazardous waste.
Marine plastic debris is estimated to reach 250 million tons by 2025.
The smell effectively fools the birds into thinking the plastic is a nutritious food source.
Hillary Clinton maintains a slight edge in the border state, which has voted for a Democrat only once in a presidential election since 1952.
One in three discards a banana if there is a single bruise or mark on its skin.
Reducing food waste could save U.K. businesses £300 million a year.
Animals produce more waste than humans, but it isn't processed much at all.
In lab tests, researchers found that the larvae form of the darkling beetle can biodegrade plastic foam.