Plastic has a lot of uses but a terrible drawback: it doesn’t break down over time. The resulting substance can pollute whatever environment it happens to be in. In the case of oceans, the plastic can and does cause injury or death to marine wildlife. It can become ingested by organisms that mistake it for food or wrap around and restrict blood flow in organisms that are caught in debris. Israeli chemical engineer Sharon Barak came up with something that could help. She’s developed a plastic that biodegrades in water. It is so safe that anyone can drink it and it is much better for marine life. Hopefully, it is a step towards keeping our oceans healthy.
A Breakthrough Product
Barak, who used to work for a plastic company, was the perfect person to find a solution to the problem of ocean pollution from plastic. When she resigned from her position, she founded a clean-tech startup company called Solutum and got to work on a less polluting material than plastic. The result is a substance that looks and feels like plastic but dissolves within minutes when it is placed in water. It is non-toxic and can be flexible enough to make a wide variety of packaging items.
She envisions it can be used in any application where we currently use plastic such as food, consumer goods, and even certain types of clothing. The new substance also has one convenience that plastic doesn’t have — when someone is finished using it, they can just throw it down the drain, run some water, and it’s gone. Too easy!
The Internet Responds To Faux Plastic
Social media is thrilled that Barak may have come up with a safer alternative to plastic. Their video, called “How this woman fixed plastic” has well over 18 million views. Check it out:
The company has also been featured in a video on YouTube and was featured on the Facebook Page at the Coller School of Management. Commenters raved, asked for her email address for further discussion, and suggested funding ideas. Let’s hope production for this product continues to pick up steam and becomes more widely used. If so, the oceans can only stand to benefit!
Be Careful, These Fashion Trends Might Be Making You Look Much Older
No matter what the fashion magazines are saying is in style, it is never on trend to look older. But unfortunately, even some of the latest styles are making people appear to be much older than their age. So which of these outfit blunders have you been committing? To avoid the fashion faux pas and appear youthful and hip to the times, here are some styles that ought to be avoided.
Los hábitos de compra que alguna vez fueron populares y que la mayoría de los millennials se niegan a comprar
No hay debate al respecto, los tiempos están cambiando. Y con los tiempos cambiantes vienen las demandas cambiantes de algunos de los productos que solían considerarse esenciales. Para los millennials, el grupo de edad nacido entre 1981-1996, algunos de los productos sin los que Estados Unidos solía no poder vivir ahora se están abandonando por completo. Desde electrodomésticos hasta productos alimenticios populares, sigue leyendo para ver algunos de los efectos sorprendentes de los hábitos de compra de los millennials.
Tenga cuidado, estas tendencias de moda pueden hacer que parezca mucho más viejo
No importa lo que digan las revistas de moda que están de moda, nunca está de moda parecer mayor. Pero, desafortunadamente, incluso algunos de los últimos estilos hacen que las personas parezcan mucho mayores que su edad. Entonces, ¿cuál de estos errores de atuendo has estado cometiendo? Para evitar el paso en falso de la moda y parecer juvenil y moderno para la época, aquí hay algunos estilos que deben evitarse.