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  • A second life for ghost nets
    At a glance 2 min

    A second life for ghost nets

    In a village in southern India, fishermen are recovering fishing nets that have been abandoned or lost in the Indian Ocean. DSM Engineering Plastics and its partner Starboard, a paddleboard and surfbo...

  • Chrysalis, the machine that converts plastic waste into fuel
    At a glance 2 min

    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 ...

  • 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
    At a glance 2 min

    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...