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Advanced Plastics are the Future of Our Autos

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Plastics Recycling

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Plastics At Home

Can Plastic Pipes Help Fix Our Water Infrastructure?

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Plastics Recycling

Can We Recycle Flexible Plastic Packaging?

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Plastics Recycling

Wanna Recycle More Plastics? Just Ask Comedian Rudy Mancuso

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12 Advanced Building Products that Help Save Money on Energy Bills

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Plastics At Home

Professor Plastic: 7 Facts about Plastics and the Environment that May Surprise You

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Plastics Help Modernize Winter Sports

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Three wheel vehicle made with plastics

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Plastics + cars = safety

Plastics absorb crash energy in our cars. This three-wheel vehicle made mostly of tough/cushioning plastics rolled 4 times after a crash. The driver and vehicle? Scratched up but fine.

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Plastic skin that can feel and heal

Prosthetics that can feel? A chemical engineer at Stanford is creating plastic skin designed to help people who’ve lost limbs recover their sense of touch…and heal itself when cut.

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Waving American flag in stadium

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Old Glory unfurled (in nylon)

A college Bowl’s football field-sized flag is 45,000 sq. feet of nylon (plastic) and carried by 250 people. Read how it’s also been unfurled at major pro sports games… notably after 9/11.

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Street with Christmas decorations

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Thousands of lights spread holiday cheer

They’re just little plastic bulbs ... but this Virginia village bedecked its streets with 100,000+ sparkling lights for residents and train travelers to ooh and aah over. Happy Holidays!

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Platio solar panel sidewalk

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“Underfoot" solar power made with recycled plastics

Solar sidewalks? A startup is making energy-generating pavers that use durable recycled plastics to protect solar cells from foot traffic. Next plan: kinetic energy from footsteps.

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