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Exotic formula: plastic bricks
Planet 3 min

Exotic formula: plastic bricks

What do modest Brazilian dwellings, a school in Guatemala, emergency shelters in Haiti or the futuristic Taipei Floral Pavilion have in common? Building so as to not throw anything away!...
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  • Biosourced plastics: plant carbon makes a comeback
    Planet 5 min

    Biosourced plastics: plant carbon makes a comeback

    Biomass-based plastics are an fascinating alternative to traditional plastics. They are part of the large family of bioplastics, a generic term that encompasses many things. Let's try to get a clearer...

  • Marine litter: fishing for solutions
    Planet 7 min

    Marine litter: fishing for solutions

    On the upside, plastics bring many innovations in terms of technical performance, comfort and environmental benefits, most of which are largely unknown. On the flip side, too much plastic is discarded...

  • Global warming: plastics cool things down
    Planet 5 min

    Global warming: plastics cool things down

    Tackling global warming is the challenge that humanity must take on as soon as possible to prevent the problem from getting out of hand. It is no longer time for debate; it is time for action. Fortuna...

  • Green energy powered by polymers
    Planet 4 min

    Green energy powered by polymers

    Last July, the European Commission proposed raising the renewable energy target to 40% by 2030. It called for the further development of green energy sources such as wind, water and solar power. Many ...

  • Chemical recycling: plastics revitalised
    Planet 4 min

    Chemical recycling: plastics revitalised

    Chemical recycling is often hailed as being a panacea. This process could make it possible to integrate all used plastics into a perfect circular loop. Many polymer producers, often accompanied by inn...

  • 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?...

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