Category "Plastics"

02_Plastics

Scientists at Berkeley Labs have developed a new strain of plastic that they say has all the vaunted properties of modern polymers — but also happens to be 100 percent recyclable.

09. May 2019 | via mnn.com | Read more

Scientists at Berkeley Labs have developed a new strain of plastic that they say has all the vaunted properties of modern polymers — but also happens to be 100 percent recyclable.

09. May 2019 | via mnn.com | Read more
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Every day, millions of people around the world wash their skin and brush their teeth with products containing tiny pieces of plastic.

06. May 2019 | via Theconversation.com | Read more

Every day, millions of people around the world wash their skin and brush their teeth with products containing tiny pieces of plastic.

06. May 2019 | via Theconversation.com | Read more
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A new study published in Nature Communications reveals alarming amounts of microplastic particles in the air, even in the most remote, mountainous areas.

23. April 2019 | via Inhabitat.com | Read more

A new study published in Nature Communications reveals alarming amounts of microplastic particles in the air, even in the most remote, mountainous areas.

23. April 2019 | via Inhabitat.com | Read more
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A French company called Carbios has announced a process it says can infinitely recycle PET plastics using enzymes, even creating clear bottles from colored, post-consumer ones.

12. April 2019 | via Forbes.com | Read more

A French company called Carbios has announced a process it says can infinitely recycle PET plastics using enzymes, even creating clear bottles from colored, post-consumer ones.

12. April 2019 | via Forbes.com | Read more
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According to European Bioplastics, a plastic material is defined as a bioplastic if it is either biobased, biodegradable, or features both properties.

08. April 2019 | via European-bioplastics.org | Read more

According to European Bioplastics, a plastic material is defined as a bioplastic if it is either biobased, biodegradable, or features both properties.

08. April 2019 | via European-bioplastics.org | Read more
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Valdís Steinarsdóttir uses animal hides to create a plastic-like material which can then be used to package meat products from the same animal.

29. March 2019 | via Grapevine.is | Read more

Valdís Steinarsdóttir uses animal hides to create a plastic-like material which can then be used to package meat products from the same animal.

29. March 2019 | via Grapevine.is | Read more
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CARBIOS has announced to have successfully accomplished the production of first PET-bottles made with 100% Purified Terephthalic Acid (rPTA).

14. March 2019 | via Plasticsinsight.com | Read more

CARBIOS has announced to have successfully accomplished the production of first PET-bottles made with 100% Purified Terephthalic Acid (rPTA).

14. March 2019 | via Plasticsinsight.com | Read more
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Researchers found a way to turn plastic bottle waste into ultralight PET aerogels that are suitable for various applications, including heat insulation and carbon dioxide absorption.

07. March 2019 | via Sciencedaily.com | Read more

Researchers found a way to turn plastic bottle waste into ultralight PET aerogels that are suitable for various applications, including heat insulation and carbon dioxide absorption.

07. March 2019 | via Sciencedaily.com | Read more
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Scientist use fluorescent dyes to suss out the “missing” 99 percent of marine plastic waste.

28. February 2019 | via Inhabitat.com | Read more

Scientist use fluorescent dyes to suss out the “missing” 99 percent of marine plastic waste.

28. February 2019 | via Inhabitat.com | Read more
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IBM researchers have discovered a catalytic chemical process that digests plastics into a substance which can be fed directly back into plastic manufacturing machines in order to make new products.

22. February 2019 | via Designboom.com | Read more

IBM researchers have discovered a catalytic chemical process that digests plastics into a substance which can be fed directly back into plastic manufacturing machines in order to make new products.

22. February 2019 | via Designboom.com | Read more