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Creating travel bags from used plastics

A new company uses recycled plastic bottles and repurposed vinyl signage to create durable travel bags… generating $ for Haitian companies, reducing waste, and cutting CO2 emissions.

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The superman of lumber

Lighter than steel. Longer-lasting than lumber. Strong enough to support locomotives. And made from used milk jugs and coffee cups. It’s recycled plastic lumber!

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Gooooooooal! World class soccer, world class ball

Euro 2016’s soccer ball has five layers of polyurethane plastic from Covestro, designed for improved ball control, stable flight, and resistance to abrasions and water. Image: Adidas

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Every last drop of shampoo

Researchers have figured out how to get every last drop of shampoo from its plastic bottle – a special coating lets the shampoo slide right out. And the bottle still is recyclable!

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Lifesaving clean water is in the (plastic) bag

Clean water for those who lack access ... from a plastic bag. Singapore-based WateROAM says its portable filtration system removes bacteria and other pathogens—without electricity.

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