• Chemical recycling: plastics revitalised
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    Chemical recycling: plastics revitalised

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  • “Sustainable development is not a pipe dream; it is truly part of our DNA.”
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    “Sustainable development is not a pipe dream; it is truly part of our DNA.”

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  • Jellyfishbot, the marine waste collection robot
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    Jellyfishbot, the marine waste collection robot

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  • Fishing for waste on Amsterdam’s canals
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    Fishing for waste on Amsterdam’s canals

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  • Jellyfishbot, the marine waste collection robot
    At a glance 2 min

    Jellyfishbot, the marine waste collection robot

    Jellyfishbot is a small marine drone whose mission is to collect floating waste and oil-spills from the water’s surface. Commissioned in June 2018 in Cassis in the south of France, it has since been a...

  • Bricks made from plastic waste
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    Bricks made from plastic waste

    In the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, Nzambi Matee, a young entrepreneur at the head of the company Gjenge Makers, has developed a machine that converts plastic waste into sustainable building materials....

  • Aeklys by Starck, a ring bursting with technology
    At a glance 2 min

    Aeklys by Starck, a ring bursting with technology

    Aeklys, the contactless connected ring that can replace a bunch of keys and a wallet, is a marvel of technology....

  • A vacuum cleaner made of 100% recycled and re-used materials
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    A vacuum cleaner made of 100% recycled and re-used materials

    Swedish appliance manufacturer Electrolux has unveiled the prototype of a vacuum cleaner made from 100% re-used components and recycled plastic....

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Design and Icons

Plastic objects, whether they are recent or firmly-established cult objects, have revolutionised the world of design, changed habits and left their mark on our daily lives for several generations

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The Tulip™ chair, an icon of industrial design

Even if you're not a design expert, you'll be familiar with the Tulip™ chair, the design classic designed by Eero Saarinen in 1956....

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The Tulip™ chair, an icon of industrial design

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