Innovations in aquaculture with engineering plastics

March 11th, 2024

Aquaculture, or fish farming, is essential to the global food system (1). In 2020, the combined output of fisheries and aquaculture set a record, reaching 236 million tons (2). In 2020, the U.S. aquaculture market was $1.5 billion. Notably, imports comprised up to 85% of U.S. seafood consumption, of which over half was via foreign […]

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Understanding plastics: Single-use vs. engineering plastics

January 5th, 2023

For decades, the global production of plastics has grown yearly by an average of 9% (1). Plastic production was reported as 1.7 million metric tons in 1950 (2), and this value reached 360 million metric tons worldwide in 2018 (3). The MacArthur Foundation estimated plastic production to double again over the upcoming two decades (4). […]

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