hospital bed, blood filter

Innovation of the Week

Lifesaving

Could this blood filter help protect a loved one? Tiny plastic beads help remove toxins from patients’ circulatory system, says its maker. Approved in 53 countries, under review in U.S.

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sushi, plastic sushi grass

Innovation of the Week

Yum…

So THAT’S what the little plastic sushi grass is for: preserving the flavors of the yummy rice and delicate fish… and saving money.

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drinking water, water, women carrying water

Innovation of the Week

A Wheel Full Of Water

A huge weight off women’s shoulders: this lightweight plastic water container can be rolled instead of carried. (Watch the video)

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Surabaya, plastic bottle recycling

Innovation of the Week

Plastics = Bus Fare

Residents in this Indonesian city can pay bus fare with plastic cups or bottles, helping to prevent litter and recycle more plastics.

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puffer jacket, eco fashion

Innovation of the Week

Recycled Warmth

Cozy, cute, and eco-friendly! Two popular American brands are using recycled plastics as “insulation” in this season’s chic puffer jackets.

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road work ahead, plastic pavement

Innovation of the Week

The End Of Potholes?

More and more companies are looking to use recycled plastics to build, repair, and strengthen roads.

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eco, business, sustainability, green business

Innovation of the Week

Stop Marine Litter

Two more large companies join efforts to make products out of ocean-bound plastics, share technology with others. Bravo!

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plastic bottle, parking garage

Innovation of the Week

Plastic Bottles = €

Pay for parking with plastic! (Not the credit card kind.) Drivers at this UK lot can exchange plastic bottles for credit toward parking.

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moyion sickness, glasses

Innovation of the Week

A Fix For Motion Sickness?

Ever get carsick? Maybe these funky looking glasses can help—they use blue liquid in round plastic frames to recreate the horizon and reset your senses. Travel on!

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bike helmet, bmx

Innovation of the Week

A More Stylish Ride?

Check this out: a bike safety helmet made with tough polycarbonate and soft EVA plastic foam that collapses to stash in a bag.

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Plastics Recycling

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