BP’s chief economist predicts plastic bans will slash oil demand

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Oil giant BP has predicted that increased regulation on plastic pollution around the world will result in decreased demand for petroleum, the key ingredient in most plastic. “We think we’re going to see increasing regulation against some types of petrochemical products, particularly single-use plastics,” BP’s Chief Economist Spencer Dale told Bloomberg. “As a result of that, we have less growth in non-combusted oils than we otherwise would have done.” While petrochemicals is predicted… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



New paper batteries can be discarded with zero ecological impact

Forget lithium – this Barcelona-based company is creating batteries with paper. Fuelium is developing paper-based batteries designed for disposable diagnostic devices, OZY reported. The company says their product doesn’t create toxic wastes requiring complicated recycling processes like some batteries do.

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