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Increasing sustainability in plastics

The war on plastic waste is arguably one of the biggest environmental battles of the 21st century. Here, Simona Maccarrone, a materials scientist at...
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NonOilen Biodegradable 3d Filament

Fillamentum, a Czech manufacturer of filaments for the 3D printing industry, is showcasing its new NonOilen filament at Expo 2020 in Dubai. Developed in collaboration...
Used water bags and other plastic can be pressed into 3-ply – 40-ply plastic sheets

Plastics Could Help Build a Sustainable Future – Here’s How

The disposal of plastics is a global problem. They are nearly indestructible in natural conditions but are discarded worldwide on a large scale. The...
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Could corn stalks or old plastic be the new coal?

At the beginning of the last century, there were 1.6 billion people living on the planet. Today, there are 7.7 billion of us. “Not only...
Ford and MacDonald's collaborate to convert coffee bean skin into car partsvideo

Ford and MacDonald’s collaborate to convert coffee bean skin into car parts

Ford Motor Company and McDonald’s USA will soon be giving vehicles a caffeine boost by using part of a familiar staple in the morning...

New synthesis method yields degradable polymers

Materials could be useful for delivering drugs or imaging agents in the body; may offer alternative to some industrial plastics. MIT chemists have devised a...

New ultralight material offers many uses for plastic waste

The National University of Singapore team said it had found a way to convert bottles made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) into aerogels that have...

All plastic waste could be recycled into new plastic

A research group at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has developed an efficient process for breaking down any plastic waste to a molecular level....

The Truth About Plastic

Plastic continues to make big news, especially in Connecticut where a single-use plastic bag fee took effect on August 1st. With estimates of 4.8...

Bioplastic derived from cactus leaves

Sandra Pascoe Ortiz, a chemical engineering professor at the University of the Valley of Atemajac, in Zapopan, Mexico, has created bioplastic derived from the...
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