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Wait…That’s Plastic? (Great Outdoors Edition)

5 things you might not know are made with plastics. Ah, the great outdoors! Chances are when you head outside for fun and adventure, you’re relying on modern innovations made possible by plastics. Let’s explore… I think we’re gonna need a better boat… Captain Quint’s boat in the...

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Green Cars: Plastics Make it Possible!

Previously published in Plastics Engineering and posted with permission from the Society of Plastics Engineers. [Plastics Make it Possible sponsored the breakfast before the Green Car of the Year Award ceremony at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2016. The following is adapted from remarks by...

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Recycled Plastics On the Red Carpet

When recycled plastic couture comes gliding down the red carpet, we sometimes see headlines like “Made from Garbage” or “From Rubbish to the Red Carpet,” giving the impression that someone has sewn a few trash bags together and slapped it on, in a bid for attention.  But the...

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The Buzz on Plastics In Beekeeping

You’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t love honey for something– drizzled over a toasted English muffin, spooned in to a yogurt parfait,  paired with a hot beverage, or an other number of treats and even supposed medicinal uses.  There are more than 120,000...

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From Burlap to Bikinis: A Women’s Swimwear Timeline

Did you know full-length women’s swimsuits in the early 1900s were made of wool burlap? Sounds kind of itchy. Fortunately, swimwear and fashion have advanced. Modern fabrics (mostly made with plastics) have helped make swimsuits more versatile, durable, and flattering, inspiring a number of...

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