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    Rescue: the helping hand of plastics

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    Plastimo: “We are always on the lookout for new materials!”

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    Unique skateboards made from recovered plastic bottle caps

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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...

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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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    Firevase: remove flowers, put out fires

    In order to raise awareness about the importance of having a fire extinguisher at home, Korean giant Samsung’s insurance company created the Firevase, a flower vase that can also be used as a throwabl...

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

    Jonathan Morrisson has combined his love of skateboarding and his environmental beliefs by creating skateboards made from recovered plastic bottle caps. The idea behind recovering plastic waste and...

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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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Bakelite: The greatest discovery of the late 19th century

First discovered in 1909 by Leo Baekeland, Bakelite was the first plastic to be industrially produced; not content with having made its inventor rich, it revolutionised our daily lives by ushering in ...

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Bakelite: The greatest discovery of the late 19th century

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