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Plastics transforming nature’s bounty
Planet 4 min

Plastics transforming nature’s bounty

What is sustainable energy? Is it energy that doesn’t give off CO2? Energy from a non-finite, readily available source? Well, a bit of both actually! Basically, it’s about tapping and converting into,...
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  • Cashing in on plastic waste
    Planet 5 min

    Cashing in on plastic waste

    What if plastic waste were worth money, could be a resource, an asset even ... There is an awareness building in some European countries, and many are already working to put end-of-life plastics to go...

  • Did you say "Bio-Based"?
    Planet 2 min

    Did you say "Bio-Based"?

    After food and textiles, the organic trend is continuing to spread. Organically-sourced plastics, biodegradable plastics, bioplastics, biopolymers...so many names! But what exactly do they all mean? W...

  • Environment: an informed consumer is a wise consumer
    Planet 2 min

    Environment: an informed consumer is a wise consumer

    Faced with growing consumer demand for environmental information on the products they buy, governments, distributors, businesses and others are stepping up the drive to develop product environmental l...

  • Zero Energy Buildings: Opportunity for Plastics
    Planet 4 min

    Zero Energy Buildings: Opportunity for Plastics

    Starting in 2019 all new buildings constructed in the EU will have to produce on-site more renewable energy on-site than they consume. This is the result of a revision by the European Parliament of t...

  • Humanitarian aid: plastics at the heart of the action
    Planet 5 min

    Humanitarian aid: plastics at the heart of the action

    In a quest for efficiency, humanitarian action is turning to robust and reliable products and equipment for help in coping with the most unpredictable situations. A few, very versatile, polymers are a...

  • Plastics transforming nature’s bounty
    Planet 4 min

    Plastics transforming nature’s bounty

    What is sustainable energy? Is it energy that doesn’t give off CO2? Energy from a non-finite, readily available source? Well, a bit of both actually! Basically, it’s about tapping and converting into,...

  • Recycled plastics for fashion victims
    Planet 3 min

    Recycled plastics for fashion victims

    At a time when corporate ethics and social responsibility are increasingly in vogue and the state of the environment has everyone worried, fashion designers, ready-to-wear stores, clothing manufacture...

  • The second life of plastics
    Planet 3 min

    The second life of plastics

    Recycling and energy recovery: at the end of their lives, plastics are still full of resources provided, proactive policies enable them achieve their full potential, and abandoning them to landfill be...

  • Plastics for the aquaculture of the future
    Planet 4 min

    Plastics for the aquaculture of the future

    Closely linked to the development of aquaculture, the plastics industry is now at the forefront of recycling of the waste and by-products generated by such activities....

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