Plastics Recycling

Plastics Recycling: Poised for Further Growth

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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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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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The Future of Our Vehicles: “Advanced, Lighter Materials”

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Innovations in Medical Care Made Possible by Plastics

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DOW Hefty Plastic Bag Innovation of the Week

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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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Fashion Recycled Plastic IOTW

Innovation of the Week

Plastics + recycling = fashion

VOGUE says “recycled plastic is artfully repurposed as workwear” in renowned fashion designer's @31philliplim latest collection. We say: Bravo! And recycle more plastics!

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IOTW FENG plastics innovation

Innovation of the Week

What’s a FENG?

It’s a microphone. A loudspeaker. A noise-cancelling device. A voice recognizer. And it generates energy from human motion. All on an ultra-thin sheet of plastics. Check out “FENG.”

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Woman Changing a Flat Tire

Innovation of the Week

Get rid of the tire pump…

No more flat tires? Companies now make tires that need no air, made with a combo of tough flexible & inflexible plastics. Already in use on lawnmowers & golf carts. Next: bikes … then cars?

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Plastics to Fuel - Innovation of the Week

Innovation of the Week

Plastics 2 fuel = energy saving

Dept. of Energy lab: converting non-recycled plastics into diesel fuel results in huge energy savings – up to 96 percent versus traditional fuel – & reduced greenhouse gases, water use.

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