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Sunglasses Make a Statement in Style and Safety

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6 Innovative Technologies That Could Boost Plastics Recycling

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Mini Horse Overcomes the Odds with Help from Plastic Prosthesis

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Eye “Glasses”? Nah. Plastics Help Protect and Improve Our Vision

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Plastics Recycling: Poised for Further Growth

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What Could We Do with Plastics That Aren’t Being Recycled?

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Plastics At Home

3 Surprising Ways to Keep Fruit and Vegetables Fresh Longer

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Innovative plastics in future cars
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The Future of Our Vehicles: “Advanced, Lighter Materials”

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IOTW Plastic Future House

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Back to the future…

Past, present, future? This retro/futuristic exhibit features 1960s-70s homes using plastics for innovate design, predating their broad use in energy-saving building materials.

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Innovation of the Week

Faster car assembly & repair?

Hey, car geeks! New “magic glue” quickly connects and un-connects car parts for quicker assembly & repair. Made with tiny nanoparticle “ball bearings” mixed with plastics. Ingenious!

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Recycling Facility Plastics

Innovation of the Week

Used plastics = valuable products

Divert & convert! $$ investment in recycling facility is designed to divert more used plastics from landfills and convert them into valuable industrial products.

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IOTW Polypropylene Recycle

Innovation of the Week

More plastics recycling!

New Ohio facility to use “very elegant” innovative recycling technology to create high-quality recycled polypropylene plastic. Should benefit P&G, recycling, and environment!

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Innovation of the Week Ikea Plastic Recycling

Innovation of the Week

Retail giant focuses on recycled plastics

IKEA invests in plastics recycling to help meet its sustainability goal: To make their plastic home furnishing products with 100% recyclable and/or recycled materials by August 2020.

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DOW Hefty Plastic Bag Innovation of the Week

Innovation of the Week

What is Hefty® EnergyBag™?

To divert more plastics from landfills, Dow and Keep America Beautiful are teaming up to help communities convert traditionally non-recycled plastics into valuable energy sources.

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IOTW Algae Plastics Shoes

Innovation of the Week

Aquatically sourced shoes

Shoes made with algae-based plastics? Yup. Innovative new shoes use cushy plastic foam created from harmful algae, which can help create healthier waterways and reduce CO2 emissions.

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IOTW E-Plastics Computer

Innovation of the Week

50+ million lbs. of recycled plastics!

Computer maker Dell reports making 91 products with recycled “e-plastics” (plastics recovered from used electronics) and using 50+ million pounds of recycled plastics since 2014!

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IOTW Plastics Robot Recycle

Innovation of the Week

Recycling gets a robotic boost

Robots that recycle? Yup, and it’s name is Clarke. A robotics company designs systems for recycling facilities to more safely/effectively separate recyclables...e.g., plastics.

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IOTW Recycling Plastic Sign

Innovation of the Week

Yup, we can recycle that.

Hard to recycle electronics and textiles? Not for this award winning company that recycles these post-use plastics into tough, composite plastic traffic signs and flooring.

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