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Chilean company create water soluble plastic bag

Roberto Astete and Cristian Olivares, two researchers from Chile, are the masterminds behind a new biodegradable plastic bag. They discovered the formula while experimenting...

Plastics with a built-in self-destruct mechanism

Chemists in search of their Holy Grail: a plastic designed to die Plastics were designed to last as long as possible, but they’re now blamed...

MOF material exhibits selective capture of toxic atmospheric gas

Led by the University of Manchester, an international team of scientists has developed a metal-organic framework material (MOF) that exhibits a selective, fully reversible...

Parley for the Oceans turns waste plastic into sunglasses

A collection of limited-edition sunglasses are the first product to be launched as part of a new fundraising platform that seeks to recycle plastic...

Plastics Industry Association releases bioplastics report

Consumer survey points to increased understanding and support for bioplastics, association says. The Plastics Industry Association, Washington, has released a Plastics Market Watch report titled “Watching:...

Can white rot fungus reduce plastic pollution?

Student scientist aims to find out A San Jose high school student who is trying to solve the Earth’s plastic pollution problem says a common...

Chemistry may have solutions to our plastic trash problem

Chemists explore ways to convert plastics into valuable products and to develop intrinsically recyclable polymers The world’s mounting plastic trash crisis is hard to solve...

This not-so-little polypropylene jar went to market

Leading Dutch pickled vegetable processor Van der Kroon Food Products B.V. (VDK) has become the first company to market with the recently launched 500-ml multilayer...

Breakthrough polymer could lead to ‘infinitely’ recyclable plastics

The world fell in love with plastics because they’re cheap, convenient, lightweight and long-lasting. For these same reasons, plastics are now trashing the Earth. Chemists...
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Michelin Visionary Concept Tire

Think of it as a combination of three parts: 1) First, a wheel with no air, designed to last as long as the vehicle. Its...
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