Worms may help us Solve the Scourge of Plastic Waste

Worms may help us Solve the Scourge of Plastic Waste

A solution to the scourge of plastic waste around the planet may come from an unlikely source: worms. Wax worms, to be precise. Federica Bertocchini, a European scientist who is an amateur beekeeper, recently discovered that Galleria mellonella grubs, which are small parasitic creatures that feed on beeswax inside honey combs, also chow down…

Let’s ban Microbeads in Malaysia

We are what we eat, a saying goes. We are also what we do. And what we do is continue to pollute our oceans and wind up eating poisoned fish as a result. There is some irony in that: the pollutants that we release wantonly into our seas often end…

Turning Plastic Waste into Fuel

Turning Plastic Waste into Fuel

One hundred million tons. That’s how much plastic we produce globally each year with most of it ending up as waste adding to the massive amounts of plastic trash already piled up in mountainous landfills or suffocating marine life in vast atolls of toxic flotsam. It gets worse. Some 95%…

Plastic-Eating Bacteria Could Help Revolutionize Recycling

Plastic-Eating Bacteria Could Help Revolutionize Recycling

We all know the drill: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Except, of course, that by and large Malaysians continue to be laggards when it comes to recycling. Only a mere 15% of solid waste was collected for recycling all of last year. Perhaps a solution to all those growing mounds of non-biodegradable…