Presentation at UK Society for Biomaterials

Thanks to Maria Manoli from our project partner CSIC, who presented a P4SB-related poster at the UK Society for Biomaterials Meeting in London (Westminster). Well done, Maria!

 

Have a look on the event itself: https://www.facebook.com/events/1405478936425479/

Presentation by Project Partner CSIC

Our project partner CSIC gave a P4SB presentation with the title "Protein interactions drive the intracellular organization of bioplastics produced by P. putida" at the BIO.IBEROAMERICA 2016, which took place from 5 to 8 June 2016 in Salamanca. Well done, Natalia!

Click here for more information about the event: http://bioiberoamerica2016.com/

New Study: More plastic particles than fish in the Danube

More plastic particles than larval fish in the Danube

Colourful crumbs in the sand: plastic waste is now also visible on many beaches. The tiny microparticles have serious consequences for fish - and for the entire ecosystem, as proven by a new study.

Full article: http://www.welt.de/wissenschaft

Construct a Ship to clean the Ocean? -Great Idea!

A small dockyard in northern Germany has taken the plastic problem of the oceans. They build a catamaran named "sea cow" to collect (plastic) waste.

The design is ingenious.

Click here for more: http://www.welt.de/wissenschaft

Forum BioChem 2016

The Forum BioChem Event went more than awesome!

P4SB also wants to highlight the great work of Audrey from CNRS with her poster and presentation!

The Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events

Latest Press Release by Carbios

Although in French, we still would like to bring again under your attention, that company Carbios contributes to PET degradation.

See their latest press release here: http://www.truffle.com/wp-content

EU Proposal: All scientific papers to be free by 2020

Results of research supported by public and public-private funds set to be made freely available to all. A “life-changing” reform ordered by the European Union’s science chief, Carlos Moedas.

Could this be interesting for P4SB as well?

Original article: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016

Recyclable, sugar-derived foam

Polyurethanes in products from cushy sofas to stretchy spandex have made sitting, sleeping and walking more comfortable. But once they have served their purpose, most of the non-degradable materials pile up in landfills. Now scientists report in the journal ACS Macro Letters a potential way to reduce future waste: a chemically recyclable foam made using a new sugar-derived material.

 

The Article itself: http://www.acs.org

More information: http://pubs.acs.org

Sperm whales found dead due to plastik

No one is happy to hear these news, but it is still a reality we face nowadays..
Post-mortem on thirteen dead sperm whales finds their stomachs full of plastic. The plastic included a 13-metre-long fisherman’s net and a 70-centimetre piece of plastic from a car.

Follow the links to find the articels:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/03/29

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03

Think before you drink

This infographic highlights the impact that plastic bottles are having on our environment.
We thank insinkerator for sending us this information!

More Information: http://insinkerator.co.uk/uk/page/environmental-cost-of-bottled-water