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4 Remarkable New Healthcare Innovations Made Possible by Plastics

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Building a Tiny House that’s Big on Energy Efficiency-Time Lapse

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Plastics Recycling

Eight Easy Ways to Help the Environment

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American Chemistry Council Tiny House Build
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This Tiny House is Big on Energy Efficiency

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How are Plastics Helping Curb Food Waste?

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Wait...That's Plastic?

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Watch how Laura in the Kitchen reduces waste by using plastics while making delicious dishes.

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SXSW ECO Panel: This is Not Your Father’s Automobile Industry

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Fear ... made possible by plastics

Zombies are all the rage. So what are those cool special effects made with? Plastics ... and other products of chemistry. Check out the bloody face makeup used in “The Walking Dead.”

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Recylced plastic bench in public space

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From bottles to benches, fences, buildings ...

“To transform Africa’s waste into wealth,” an award winning start up in Tanzania recycles used plastics into durable plastic lumber.

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Rotterdam’s bridges get upgraded ... with plastics

Rotterdam uses plastics to replace aging pedestrian bridges. City manager says bridges are lightweight, rustproof, low maintenance—and can be installed in an hour and last 100 years!

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Biting Mosquito #1

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Fighting a pesky pest

Researchers have developed a new mosquito trap—a small plastic vessel infused with insecticide—that may help fight the spread of the Zika virus and other mosquito borne diseases.

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No runway needed

Aviation’s future? The world’s largest aircraft—made with tough plastics and carbon fiber-reinforced plastics—uses helium and can travel to new places, says Airlander 10’s maker.

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