overheating, energy efficiency

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Keep Cool...

Is it getting hot in here? Not so much with this new plastic coating that reflects up to 99% of sunlight and could help keep buildings cooler.

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soldier, special forces

Innovation of the Week

Protecting Our Protectors

Military Special Forces are testing a futuristic looking combat helmet that’s covered in the plastic used in “bulletproof” glass and vests.

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plastic asphalt, plastic road

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From Plastics To Pavement

Recycled plastics could make roads last longer and help keep plastics out of the environment. See what one company is doing.

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parking balloons

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I Found A Spot!

Can’t find a parking spot? Arrow shaped parking balloons rise up high and point to empty spots, so you don’t have to drive around wasting time and gas. Check out the video.

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Vatican guard

Innovation of the Week

Nice Hat

Swiss Guards now wear new high tech 3-D printed helmets made with UV resistant plastic. Lighter, cooler, less expensive, more comfortable…

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school children, classroom

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Ocean Plastics = Chairs

What to do with used fishing nets? A Danish company makes sleek school chairs from ocean plastics it collects nearby… another step towards a circular economy.

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bubble wrap

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Cover Your Ears…

A mistake 60+ years ago led to this indispensable (and fun!) invention: packing bubbles. Some innovations in plastics truly are timeless (and recyclable at 20,000+ retail stores).

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dome

Innovation of the Week

Stay Warm, My Friends

Outdoor café in winter? Yup, under transparent domes popping up on restaurant patios and roofs. Check out these Instagram-worthy experiences.

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man on bench, recycled plastic furniture

Innovation of the Week

Take A Seat

Urban outdoor furniture 3-D printed from recycled plastics? Another step towards zero waste and a circular economy.

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girl on playground, playground design

Innovation of the Week

Sustainability Comes Into Play

Playgrounds made from recycled tires/plastics? This Mexican designer is repurposing these materials into shoes, stools, and colorful children’s play spaces.

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Plastics Recycling

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