Close to 42 percent of plastic packaging waste was recycled in the EU in 2017 according to Eurostat. Lithuania, Bulgaria and Cyprus are the recycling leaders, with Malta, Finland and France coning in last. Poland processes around one third of such waste.
Professor Marcin Drąg, winner of the 2019 Foundation for Polish Science Prize, studies the enzymes responsible for civilization diseases and creates selective chemical tools for detecting cancer. "My research is already used in projects that will result in the development of diagnostic tests and new drugs," the scientist told PAP.
Chicken meat has been grown on spinach leaves at the Copernicus Science Centre. The author of the experiment, Stanisław Łoboziak, explains how meat can be obtained without animal suffering. The director of the Copernicus Science Centre Robert Firmhofer points out that in the future, we will have to look for innovative nutrition methods in order to feed humanity.