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Sunshine and plastics: bright ideas for a better world
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Sunshine and plastics: bright ideas for a better world

While the Western world looks to green initiatives to halt global warming and reduce fossil fuel dependency, 1.6 billion people live without even electricity. A number of ingenious inventors decided t...
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  • 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...

  • 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,...

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