• Plastics: a major step towards the circular economy
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    Plastics: a major step towards the circular economy

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  • Schools made from recycled plastic bricks
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    Schools made from recycled plastic bricks

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  • Little Sun, the little solar lamp all grown up
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    Little Sun, the little solar lamp all grown up

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  • Precious Plastic: home recycling 2.0
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    Precious Plastic: home recycling 2.0

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  • Vision Venture, a futuristic motorhome
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    Vision Venture, a futuristic motorhome

    The motorhome of the future is a 100% German creation. The result of a collaboration between Hymer and BASF, the VisionVenture motorhome was recently unveiled to the public at various trade fairs, and...

  • Little Sun, the little solar lamp all grown up
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    Little Sun, the little solar lamp all grown up

    In an article published in 2013 under the title “Sunshine and plastics: bright ideas for a better world”, we talked about Little Sun, a small sun-shaped solar-powered lamp designed by two Scandinavian...

  • Contact lenses that let you zoom in with the blink of an eye
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    Contact lenses that let you zoom in with the blink of an eye

    Researchers at the University of San Diego (USA) have just developed a prototype of a soft contact lens that can automatically adjust its focus by detecting the movements of its wearer’s eyes. The con...

  • Chrysalis, the machine that converts plastic waste into fuel
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    Chrysalis, the machine that converts plastic waste into fuel

    On 20 September, a funny little machine christened Chrysalis was unveiled to the audience gathered in Nice on the occasion of the World Clean-up Day. Developed by Earthwake, a French association, the ...

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Design and Icons

Plastic objects, whether they are recent or firmly-established cult objects, have revolutionised the world of design, changed habits and left their mark on our daily lives for several generations

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The mythical K-WAY

Although its name may sound vaguely English, it actually hails from northern France. The small nylon pouch that transforms into a brightly-coloured windbreaker was created in 1965 by Léon-Claude Duham...

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The mythical K-WAY

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