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When Fashion Week rhymes with plastics
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When Fashion Week rhymes with plastics

From vinyl bodysuits to transparent thigh-boots through improbable rain hats, plastics have made a great comeback on the fashion scene. Whether it was in Milan, New York, London or Paris, one materia...
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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...

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

    A few years ago, a small plastic waste recycling company developed a brick made from used plastic packaging of all kinds - an ideal solution for building low-cost housing. (http://plastic-lemag.com/Ab...

  • To each their own Barbie© doll!
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    To each their own Barbie© doll!

    Since 25 September, in the United States, Mattel, the creator of the famous Barbie© doll, started selling new, customisable dolls designed to break down stereotypes: a collection of six non-gendered d...

  • 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...

  • New York Fashion Week: fashion and 3D printing make quite the pair
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    New York Fashion Week: fashion and 3D printing make quite the pair

    The result of a collaboration between 3D printing giant Stratasys and two New York-based designers, the Chro-Morpho collection unveiled at the recent New York Fashion Week was inspired by microscopic ...

  • 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...

  • A second life for ghost nets
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    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
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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 ...

  • Hover Glide, a revolutionary floating backpack
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    Hover Glide, a revolutionary floating backpack

    It is every hiker’s dream: not having to bear the weight of a backpack that seems to get heavier and heavier as the hike goes on: the backpack’s load exerts a certain force, and it can be multiplied b...

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