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5 Remarkable New Heart Health Innovations Made Possible by Plastics

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How Everyday Plastics Reduce Our Environmental Footprint

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Plastics Recycling

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Wait…That’s Plastic? (Great Outdoors Edition)

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Plastics At Home

Does Plastic Food Packaging Benefit the Environment?

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5 Plastics Recycling Resolutions for a Greener New Year

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Have We Entered the Era of Sous Vide?

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Recycled Plastics On the Red Carpet

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No need for air conditioning?

This is pretty cool. Researchers have created an inexpensive plastic film that can cool buildings without the use of air conditioning or a power source.

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Comfy, cozy recycled plastic blankets

Snuggle up under... plastic bottles? A major airline uses blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles that are cleaned, melted, spun into thread, and woven into soft fabric.

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Plastics don’t belong in our oceans

Fight marine litter! Companies are reducing marine litter by using plastics collected from our oceans. For example, Adidas new swimwear is made from ocean plastics & used fishing nets.

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Save food, save resources

Fight food waste! Innovations in plastic vacuum packaging help prevent spoiled food, saving precious resources. As The Economist puts it: “Vacuum packaging helps enormously.”

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Advanced plastic composites = more comfortable flight

The end of jet lag? Modern planes made with carbon fiber-reinforced plastics allow lower cabin pressure, more humidity – designed for big improvements in passenger comfort.

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