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    Sporting records: polymers collect trophies

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    “Modern equipment is much more comfortable and safer!”

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    Fishing for waste on Amsterdam’s canals

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    Luca, a small 100% sustainable electric car

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

    It describes itself as "the world's leading professional plastic fishing company" and has set itself the task of cleaning the Amsterdam and Rotterdam canals of plastic waste. To do this, Plastic Whale...

  • A bank card made from recycled PVC
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    A bank card made from recycled PVC

    Since early June, the BBVA bank has been distributing a bank card made from PVC to holders of a youth account....

  • Joago, the watch riding the sustainable wave
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    Joago, the watch riding the sustainable wave

    The story of Joago begins with 2 friends who went surfing in Bali in 2018 and discovered white sandy beaches littered with rubbish and crystal-clear waters overflowing with plastic waste....

  • A giant blanket to keep a glacier cool!
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    A giant blanket to keep a glacier cool!

    Although the artist Christo dreamed of doing it, he never did! Faced with global warming and the melting of glaciers, the company TenCate Geosynthetics has developed a specific textile tarpaulin to co...

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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 rise of a star: Barbie©

Barbie© is a 29cm-tall doll, that was first sold in 1959 by Ruth Handler, of Mattel, an American toy and game company founded in 1945 by Harold Matson and Elliot Handler, from which the company got it...

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The rise of a star: Barbie©

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