• An inflatable roof on the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec
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    An inflatable roof on the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec

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  • Golden Ball for plastics
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    Golden Ball for plastics

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  • Noah, when technology rhymes with ecology
    At a glance 1 min

    Noah, when technology rhymes with ecology

    Electric, bio-sourced, recyclable and 3D printed. All of these words describe Noah, an ambitious concept car designed by a team of students from the Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands...

  • The FlipFlopi expedition: educating through sailing
    At a glance 2 min

    The FlipFlopi expedition: educating through sailing

    In less than a year's time, a boat made of marine plastic waste will sail on the Indian Ocean to deliver a message: ‘do not discard plastics, take care of the environment.’ The idyllic coastlines of ...

  • Sea2see: from plastic marine litter to recycled plastic glasses
    Expert views 4 min

    Sea2see: from plastic marine litter to recycled plastic glasses

    An interview with François van den Abeele, Founder and manager of Sea2see Eyewear, a company manufacturing recycled plastic glasses from plastic marine litter....

  • Bio-inspired, a new life for polymers
    Cutting Edge 5 min

    Bio-inspired, a new life for polymers

    Although it is nothing new, the science of biomimicry, which seeks to take inspiration from nature’s strengths, has recently had a second wind, thanks to polymers, which are once again displaying an i...

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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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Playmobil®: 7.5 cm of plastic that made history

It’s not easy to make history when you are only 7.5cm long and made entirely of plastic. Yet, that feat was achieved by Playmobil, the eternally smiling little man made of ABS which has been by the si...

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Playmobil®: 7.5 cm of plastic that made history

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Innovative, smart, surprising but often overlooked…plastics have not finished surprising you!