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7 Facts about Plastics Recycling that May Surprise You
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Will plastic ice replace frozen water?

Innovation of the Week

No refrigeration needed

Will plastic ice replace frozen water? “Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene” skating rinks are popping up at resorts, city centers... even the Caribbean. Next: pro sports?

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Lightweight/recyclable

Innovation of the Week

Cheers!!!

A flat bottle! UK biz plans to deliver wine through the mail in slim, shatter-resistant, recycled plastic bottles. Lightweight/recyclable bottle = reduced environment footprint.

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UV Sensor

Innovation of the Week

Hi tech way to prevent sunburn

Too much sun? Soon you’ll be able to apply a tiny plastic sensor on your thumb to measure UV exposure on your smart phone.

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Pill versus scope

Innovation of the Week

Pill versus scope

A jellybean size pill = alternative to a colonoscopy? A recently approved biocompatible plastic pill can pass through your digestive system and record images for your doctor’s review.

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Ballerina on toes

Innovation of the Week

Protecting talented toes

Totally on pointe! A new insert for ballet shoes is made with silicone rubber (AKA plastic) putty that molds to the dancers toes. Elite NYC ballet dancer calls it a “game changer.”

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Reducing CO2

Innovation of the Week

Converting greenhouse gas into plastic

A new way to combat climate change? Researchers say they have found an efficient way to turn greenhouse gas CO2 into ethylene, which is used to make polyethylene, the most common plastic.

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Girl with cracked cellphone

Innovation of the Week

The end of cracked phones?

Smartphone, heal thyself! Researchers say they’ve developed a type of “glass” made from a plastic (polyether-thioureas) that can heal cracks and breaks when pressure is applied.

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3D Printer isometric flat icon.

Innovation of the Week

Printing with plastics

3-D printing goes mobile! A new portable 3-D printer can be packed in a snazzy see-through plastic backpack and print things for you on the go. 

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Trees with Christmas lights

Innovation of the Week

That’s a lot of lights…

Sure, they’re just little plastic bulbs… but this Virginia village bedecks its streets with 800,000+ sparkling lights to ooh and aah over. Happy Holidays!

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Innovation of the Week

Set sail for savings

Cargo ships powered by wind? Large parachute-style sails made with plastic/carbon fiber could reduce fuel consumption by 20%, cutting costs and CO2 emissions, company says.

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