Plastics At Home

Pack a Truly Memorable Lunch with a Little Help from Plastics

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6 Innovative Technologies That Could Boost Plastics Recycling

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Football Tailgating Violations with Martie Duncan

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Mini Horse Overcomes the Odds with Help from Plastic Prosthesis

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Eye “Glasses”? Nah. Plastics Help Protect and Improve Our Vision

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Plastics Recycling: Poised for Further Growth

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What Could We Do with Plastics That Aren’t Being Recycled?

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3 Surprising Ways to Keep Fruit and Vegetables Fresh Longer

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Plastics Habitat NASA

Innovation of the Week

Space Station gets expandable room

A plastic living space… in space? NASA is testing Bigelow Expandable Aerospace Module (BEAM), made w/ layers of tough plastic fabric to protect crew from meteors/space junk.

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Innovation of the Week Rubber Plastics Shoes

Innovation of the Week

Foodie foot fashion

Latest trend in sneakers? Check out this listicle of food-based designs: pizza, cupcakes, tacos, donuts, shrimp & grits… (all made possible by durable and comfy plastics/rubber).

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IOTW Solar Roads

Innovation of the Week

On the road to renewables

Solar roads? Solar cells built into roads—covered by plastic composites for protection, durability, and grip—help produce renewable energy.

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iotw surfboard plastics

Innovation of the Week

Cowabunga, dude!

Stoked! Amateur & pro surfers ride this popular, affordable surfboard, made with sturdy foam polystyrene, slick HDPE plastic, stiff polyethylene, and a grippy elastic/plastic skin.

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IOTW Plastic Future House

Innovation of the Week

Back to the future…

Past, present, future? This retro/futuristic exhibit features 1960s-70s homes using plastics for innovate design, predating their broad use in energy-saving building materials.

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innovation glue plastics auto

Innovation of the Week

Faster car assembly & repair?

Hey, car geeks! New “magic glue” quickly connects and un-connects car parts for quicker assembly & repair. Made with tiny nanoparticle “ball bearings” mixed with plastics. Ingenious!

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Recycling Facility Plastics

Innovation of the Week

Used plastics = valuable products

Divert & convert! $$ investment in recycling facility is designed to divert more used plastics from landfills and convert them into valuable industrial products.

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IOTW Polypropylene Recycle

Innovation of the Week

More plastics recycling!

New Ohio facility to use “very elegant” innovative recycling technology to create high-quality recycled polypropylene plastic. Should benefit P&G, recycling, and environment!

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Innovation of the Week Ikea Plastic Recycling

Innovation of the Week

Retail giant focuses on recycled plastics

IKEA invests in plastics recycling to help meet its sustainability goal: To make their plastic home furnishing products with 100% recyclable and/or recycled materials by August 2020.

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DOW Hefty Plastic Bag Innovation of the Week

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What is Hefty® EnergyBag™?

To divert more plastics from landfills, Dow and Keep America Beautiful are teaming up to help communities convert traditionally non-recycled plastics into valuable energy sources.

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