ketchup bottle, Heinz

Innovation of the Week

Give Ketchup The Slip

Why can’t I get all the ketchup out of the bottle? Help is on the way: a new technology to make plastic containers ultra slippery, which could prevent lots of food waste.

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Innovation of the Week

Travel Relief

Tired of travel hassles? Check out these handy gadgets, from a “sand-less” beach towel to a clever polyester fleece “scarf” for sleeping on airplanes (all made possible by plastics).

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Innovation of the Week

Voyagair

A new way to travel? Climb aboard this lighter-than-air flying hotel and explore the world floating through clouds. It’s hull: lightweight, tough plastic fabrics.

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Innovation of the Week

Summer Stargazing

Upgrade your summer camping trip with these quick set-up “rooftop tents” made with lightweight plastic fabrics, foam beds, mosquito netting… even see-thru roofs for stargazing.

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Innovation of the Week

Protecting Our Protectors

For our military divers: “It’s like wearing a coat of air.” Scientists create neoprene (plastic) wetsuits that trap inert gas, which insulates divers up to three times longer.

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Innovation of the Week

Recycle More Plastics!

Bravo! Major carmaker aims for at least 25% recycled plastics in every new car by 2025.

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beautoful woman with shopping bags

Innovation of the Week

Wear. Recycle. Repeat.

We buy a lot of clothes. These companies help us recycle them… including clothing made with fabrics such as polyester and nylon (plastics!).

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Innovation of the Week

Gooooooooooal!

Just a ball, right? Uh, no. In world competition, it’s a high tech sports marvel made with layers of advanced plastics (no longer the water logged stitched leather balls of the past).

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Pretty blond closing face with vinyl

Innovation of the Week

Quite A Spin

Happy birthday to a 70-year-old innovation – vinyl records! Some innovations in plastics truly are timeless...

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Sexy legs in fancy high heels on the red carpet

Innovation of the Week

From Nets To New Nylon

This year’s fashion designer awards started on a carpet made with plastics recycled from used fishing nets and carpeting—this recycled nylon is now used by major fashion houses.

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Plastics Recycling

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