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These slides provide a global overview of plastics production, waste, and pollution of our oceans. They are designed to provide a summary of the plastics challenge and what this tells us about how to address it.

02. Oktober 2018 | via Ourworldindata.org | Read more

These slides provide a global overview of plastics production, waste, and pollution of our oceans. They are designed to provide a summary of the plastics challenge and what this tells us about how to address it.

02. Oktober 2018 | via Ourworldindata.org | Read more
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The first PlasticRoad bike path is 30 meters long and contains recycled plastic equivalent to more than 218.000 plastic cups or 500.000 plastic bottle caps.

01. Oktober 2018 | via PlasticRoad.eu | Read more

The first PlasticRoad bike path is 30 meters long and contains recycled plastic equivalent to more than 218.000 plastic cups or 500.000 plastic bottle caps.

01. Oktober 2018 | via PlasticRoad.eu | Read more
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Products that don't use recycled plastic will cost 10 percent more in the future, according to a government plan. The proposed initiative is one part of a series of measures to get the country to recycle all its plastic.

30. September 2018 | via Deutsche Welle | Read more

Products that don't use recycled plastic will cost 10 percent more in the future, according to a government plan. The proposed initiative is one part of a series of measures to get the country to recycle all its plastic.

30. September 2018 | via Deutsche Welle | Read more
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Downer Group will replace its Teralba asphalt plant with a facility set to use recycled material in asphalt production, according to Newcastle Herald.

29. September 2018 | via theherald.com | Read more

Downer Group will replace its Teralba asphalt plant with a facility set to use recycled material in asphalt production, according to Newcastle Herald.

29. September 2018 | via theherald.com | Read more
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Istanbul devised a more direct incentive to boost recycling rates by installing "reverse vending machines" that allow people to trade recyclables for credit on Istanbulkart cards, which are used to pay for public transportation.

28. September 2018 | via Big Think | Read more

Istanbul devised a more direct incentive to boost recycling rates by installing "reverse vending machines" that allow people to trade recyclables for credit on Istanbulkart cards, which are used to pay for public transportation.

28. September 2018 | via Big Think | Read more
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Scientists are using squid genes to make a new type of thermoplastic for 3D printing.

27. September 2018 | via Futurity | Read more

Scientists are using squid genes to make a new type of thermoplastic for 3D printing.

27. September 2018 | via Futurity | Read more
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Since the 1980s, about half of the world’s recyclable plastics, paper and scrap metals have been absorbed by China to meet its insatiable demand for resources.

26. September 2018 | via South China Morning Post | Read more

Since the 1980s, about half of the world’s recyclable plastics, paper and scrap metals have been absorbed by China to meet its insatiable demand for resources.

26. September 2018 | via South China Morning Post | Read more
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Take one of the world’s most accessible waste products, plastic, and turn it into a resource with a Precious Plastic V2.0 setup.

25. September 2018 | via Gottaclue.com | Read more

Take one of the world’s most accessible waste products, plastic, and turn it into a resource with a Precious Plastic V2.0 setup.

25. September 2018 | via Gottaclue.com | Read more
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Researchers have created a material derived from crab shells and tree fibers that has the potential to replace the flexible plastic packaging used to keep food fresh.

24. September 2018 | via Science X | Read more

Researchers have created a material derived from crab shells and tree fibers that has the potential to replace the flexible plastic packaging used to keep food fresh.

24. September 2018 | via Science X | Read more
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India’s capital, Delhi, is taking a drastic stand against one of the biggest pollutants in the world: plastic.

23. September 2018 | via Futurism.com | Read more

India’s capital, Delhi, is taking a drastic stand against one of the biggest pollutants in the world: plastic.

23. September 2018 | via Futurism.com | Read more