bike lane, plastic road

Innovation of the Week

From Bottles To Bike Paths…

Smart. This bike path uses pre-fab, lightweight pavers made with recycled plastic packaging & furniture. Quick to install… could last 3X longer… recyclable… lower carbon footprint.

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Innovation of the Week

Love Your Shoes...

“Perfect shoes for a rainy day,” says supermodels’ mom during fashion events in New York. Her plastic wrapped stilettos sure are innovative. But also a bit pricey… Check ‘em out.

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Innovation of the Week

Rally Around The Environment

Way to go Denver! On Sunday, football fans received rally towels made from recycled plastic bottles.

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Innovation of the Week

It Really Won’t Break??!!

“Truly shatter-resistant phones”? A major phone maker plans to use a lightweight plastic cover to protect phones, tablets, cars, games… See the video: A hammer doesn’t even damage it.

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Innovation of the Week

Who Wins? The Environment...

A Top 10 Miami college football team will play their season opener in uniforms made with recycled nylon recovered from our oceans. Plus gloves and cleats made with recycled plastics!

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Innovation of the Week

Make Your Phone Bounce

Ooops! Maybe your phone needs an air bag... check out this award winning new phone case with spring loaded plastic legs that pop open during free fall to soften the impact.

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ketchup bottle, Heinz

Innovation of the Week

Give Ketchup The Slip

Why can’t I get all the ketchup out of the bottle? Help is on the way: a new technology to make plastic containers ultra slippery, which could prevent lots of food waste.

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Innovation of the Week

Travel Relief

Tired of travel hassles? Check out these handy gadgets, from a “sand-less” beach towel to a clever polyester fleece “scarf” for sleeping on airplanes (all made possible by plastics).

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woman sleeping on a cloud

Innovation of the Week

Voyagair

A new way to travel? Climb aboard this lighter-than-air flying hotel and explore the world floating through clouds. It’s hull: lightweight, tough plastic fabrics.

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couple, tent, car tent, stargazing

Innovation of the Week

Summer Stargazing

Upgrade your summer camping trip with these quick set-up “rooftop tents” made with lightweight plastic fabrics, foam beds, mosquito netting… even see-thru roofs for stargazing.

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Innovation of the Week

Protecting Our Protectors

For our military divers: “It’s like wearing a coat of air.” Scientists create neoprene (plastic) wetsuits that trap inert gas, which insulates divers up to three times longer.

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Plastics Recycling

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