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    Fashion: plastics have style

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    Ecoalf: the pioneer of ethical fashion stays one step ahead of the competition

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  • Unique skateboards made from recovered plastic bottle caps
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    Unique skateboards made from recovered plastic bottle caps

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  • Dial, a small bracelet that can save lives!
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    Dial, a small bracelet that can save lives!

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  • Dial, a small bracelet that can save lives!
    At a glance 2 min

    Dial, a small bracelet that can save lives!

    Dial, an individual alert and geolocation system designed by renowned designer Philippe Starck and developed by Sauveteur en Mer (SNSM) has just been launched in France. It is a flexible orange silico...

  • Plastic waste converted into lumber for construction
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    Plastic waste converted into lumber for construction

    A finalist in the International Circular Challenge 2019, a competition that rewards and promotes future leaders in the circular economy, the Tanzanian EcoAct start-up manufactures lumber from recycled...

  • From used finish nets to volleyball nets
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    From used finish nets to volleyball nets

    Legendary for many reasons, Copacabana, one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, is famous for its wild games of beach volleyball, the favourite sport – alongside soccer-ball – of the Cariocas. Beac...

  • Another monument wrapped up!
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    Another monument wrapped up!

    The Arc de Triomphe, one of Paris’ emblematic monuments, will be wrapped up by American visual artist Christo in April 2020. The installation will require 25,000 m2 of recyclable silver-blue polyprop...

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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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Scotch: a little tape goes a long way

In the 1920s, American cars were two-toned: to create this effect, coachbuilders would use newspaper to separate the colours. However, taking off the newspaper sometimes tore away the paint and ruined...

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Scotch: a little tape goes a long way

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