Vatican guard

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Nice Hat

Swiss Guards now wear new high tech 3-D printed helmets made with UV resistant plastic. Lighter, cooler, less expensive, more comfortable…

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school children, classroom

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Ocean Plastics = Chairs

What to do with used fishing nets? A Danish company makes sleek school chairs from ocean plastics it collects nearby… another step towards a circular economy.

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bubble wrap

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Cover Your Ears…

A mistake 60+ years ago led to this indispensable (and fun!) invention: packing bubbles. Some innovations in plastics truly are timeless (and recyclable at 20,000+ retail stores).

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dome

Innovation of the Week

Stay Warm, My Friends

Outdoor café in winter? Yup, under transparent domes popping up on restaurant patios and roofs. Check out these Instagram-worthy experiences.

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man on bench, recycled plastic furniture

Innovation of the Week

Take A Seat

Urban outdoor furniture 3-D printed from recycled plastics? Another step towards zero waste and a circular economy.

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girl on playground, playground design

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Sustainability Comes Into Play

Playgrounds made from recycled tires/plastics? This Mexican designer is repurposing these materials into shoes, stools, and colorful children’s play spaces.

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bubble hotel

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Glamping

Could you sleep in a bubble hotel under the stars? It’s a growing trend around the world. From Iceland to Bali, check out this montage.

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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

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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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Plastics Recycling

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