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Plastics + Sun = transport of the future
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Plastics + Sun = transport of the future

Whilst the aircraft Solar Impulse, propelled solely by solar energy, successfully made its first night flight on 07 July, the catamaran PlanetSolar is preparing for its first world tour on solar energ...
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  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • Plastics tending the crops
    Planet 4 min

    Plastics tending the crops

    Farmers seem to have found the magic formula to boost yields using fewer pesticides and less water. In two words: agricultural plastics. They have revolutionized farmers’ daily lives and our eating pa...

  • Sunshine and plastics: bright ideas for a better world
    Planet 2 min

    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...

  • Cashing in on plastic waste
    Planet 5 min

    Cashing in on plastic waste

    What if plastic waste were worth money, could be a resource, an asset even ... There is an awareness building in some European countries, and many are already working to put end-of-life plastics to go...

  • Did you say "Bio-Based"?
    Planet 2 min

    Did you say "Bio-Based"?

    After food and textiles, the organic trend is continuing to spread. Organically-sourced plastics, biodegradable plastics, bioplastics, biopolymers...so many names! But what exactly do they all mean? W...

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