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How Are Plastics Helping Curb Food Waste?

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A Tiny House That's Big On Energy Efficiency

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The SURE House: 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Winner

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This Tiny House is Big on Energy Efficiency

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Memories Made Possible By Plastics

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Watch how Laura in the Kitchen reduces waste by using plastics while making delicious dishes.

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Building a Tiny House with Plastics

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Low-cost housing made with recycled plastics

A startup company in Mexico is trying to put a dent in the country’s trash problems—and poverty—by building low-cost houses made with used/recycled plastics.

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Plants + chemistry = plastics

A new renewable source for plastics? DuPont and ADM teamed up to develop a chemical compound from plant fructose that can be used to make plastics and textiles.

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Plastics protect majestic trees

For a better environment and safer walking, some cities are installing pavers made of recycled plastics over sprawling roots of mature trees to stave off unwanted, costly tree removal.

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Can rooftop “grass” provide wind power?

Rooftop solar power is growing. Is rooftop wind power next? Scientists are creating plastic strips with a conductive coating—they sway in the wind like grass to produce electricity.

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The light shines through

What a ride! A bicycle maker uses tough, transparent polycarbonate plastic to create bike frames that glow with multi-colored LED lights.

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Solutions for a global problem

Dow’s plastic membranes filter sewage in So. Cal., turning it into drinkable water. The technology helps combat water scarcity, may help provide “drought-proof” water supplies.

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