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The second life of plastics
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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...
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  • Plastics: a major step towards the circular economy
    Planet 7 min

    Plastics: a major step towards the circular economy

    The fate of used plastics is the subject of much discussion, particularly in Europe, which has set itself the ambitious objective of recycling 50% of used plastics by 2030 (55% for packaging). These o...

  • Plastic waste: a trip around the world to find sustainable solutions
    Planet 5 min

    Plastic waste: a trip around the world to find sustainable solutions

    Quentin and Mathieu went on a cycling trip around the world a little more than a year ago in order meet people who collect, recycle and re-use plastic waste. They recently completed their journey. Aft...

  • Plastic waste: desperately seeking solutions
    Planet 4 min

    Plastic waste: desperately seeking solutions

    While Quentin and Matthieu identify good ideas for recycling plastics during their round-the-world bicycle tour, local and innovative plastic waste management initiatives are appearing all over the wo...

  • Back to basics for plastics
    Planet 5 min

    Back to basics for plastics

    Waste management, and the management of plastic waste in particular, is a crucial issue for the coming years. What if polymers, which are too often vilified, were a solution rather than a problem?...

  • 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....

  • Plastics in the service of water
    Planet 4 min

    Plastics in the service of water

    As a result of decrying the presence of plastics in the aquatic environment, it is easy to forget the crucial role they play in producing drinking water...

  • Plastics don't lack resources
    Planet 3 min

    Plastics don't lack resources

    Able to take on any form according to the desired properties and widely used in all areas, what are these plastics that are so present in our daily lives?...

  • Once a plastic, forever a plastic
    Planet 4 min

    Once a plastic, forever a plastic

    Do plastics still have a future after a lifetime of faithful service? The words "plastic waste" often conjure up images of recycled packaging. However, plastics have established themselves in other ar...

  • Plastics stock up on energy
    Planet 3 min

    Plastics stock up on energy

    What a wonderful paradox! While it takes less than 5% of global oil production to cover our current use of plastics, a minimal quantity of polymer materials can now be used to prepare the energy trans...

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