Plastics Recycling

Can I Recycle Packing Bubbles and Shipping Pillows?

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Plastics At Home

Companies Use Ocean Plastics to Make Products for Eco-minded Consumers

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Plastics At Home

Reducing Food Waste at Home Starts at the Grocery Store

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Tips For a Greener Garden

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Building a Tiny House with Plastics

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Mini Horse Overcomes the Odds with Help from Plastic Prosthesis

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7 Facts about Plastics Recycling that May Surprise You

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An Iconic Movie Prop

Sometimes it’s the simplest innovations that we remember… like a plastic phone in the shape of a hamburger, the movie prop that started a craze.

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Hollywood Props

Cyborgs. Robots. Light sabers. Space ships. Phasers. These pricey movie props are hot collector items (mostly) made possible by plastics.

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New Advance In Eye Protection

Self-tinting contacts? Like some sunglasses, these contact lenses (hi-tech plastics) will darken when exposed to sun.

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Innovation of the Week

Sip. Recycle. Repeat.

Music festivals. Record labels. Cameos in music videos. This wine sold in recyclable, reusable plastic cups is taking the music & festival circuit by storm.

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Innovation of the Week

Fishing Plastics Out Of The Ocean

Feel good fashion... A big clothing company now makes shirts with recycled ocean plastics. Even the buttons and packaging are made with recycled materials.

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Waste To Furniture

Furniture made from used cans, packaging, car bumpers, and plastic bottles? Yup. And hi-tech manufacturing creates hollow, light, strong tables & benches using less material.

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Innovation of the Week

This Idea Is Really Blowing Up

Pop up restaurants? Sure… but pop up hotels? Super lightweight plastic “bubble hotels” can go where others cannot. With views like no others!

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Plastic Tape Helping Pros And Amateurs...

Growing in popularity, “kinesiology” tape – often made with elastic synthetic (plastic) fibers – helped a pro quarterback make it to the big game. Can it help us lesser athletes, too?

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Innovation of the Week

A Swimming Pool In The Sky…

Have you seen that pool hanging off the 40th story of a building in Houston? Is it really “glass” bottomed? Nah, it’s acrylic (plastic!), designed to withstand hurricane forces.

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Pain Relief For Kids

Did you know that kids with type-1 diabetes have to poke themselves with needles multiple times each day? This color-changing plastic insulin pen may take away a bit of the sting.

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See clearly

Can a biocompatible plastic lens give us perfect vision? Or better than perfect? And will cataracts become a problem of the past? This company is working on it...

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