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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...
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  • 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...

  • Plastics to the aid of energy control
    Planet 2 min

    Plastics to the aid of energy control

    Plastic bring their fair share of solutions when faced with challenges related to global warming. Industries nowadays devote a large part of their research to developing new materials that meet increa...

  • Upcycling: ethical and aesthetic recycling
    Planet 2 min

    Upcycling: ethical and aesthetic recycling

    Several years ago, a new word entered our vocabulary, without our knowing exactly what it meant: Upcycling, a new trend found in all four corners of the world...

  • 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!...

  • Masdar, a green green oasis in the country of black gold
    Planet 4 min

    Masdar, a green green oasis in the country of black gold

    Imagine a city of 50,000 inhabitants, with no cars, carbon dioxide or waste… in short, an ecological city of the future. Now imagine this city in a desert in the Persian Gulf, where temperatures can r...

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    Planet 3 min

    Recycled plastics for fashion victims

    At a time when corporate ethics and social responsibility are increasingly in vogue and the state of the environment has everyone worried, fashion designers, ready-to-wear stores, clothing manufacture...

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    Planet 2 min

    Environment: an informed consumer is a wise consumer

    Faced with growing consumer demand for environmental information on the products they buy, governments, distributors, businesses and others are stepping up the drive to develop product environmental l...

  • Plastics + Sun = transport of the future
    Planet 3 min

    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...

  • Drinking water: two plastic solutions to access a reducing resource
    Planet 2 min

    Drinking water: two plastic solutions to access a reducing resource

    Getting access to drinkable water is more and more of a problem for a major part of the human population in the world. Thanks to plastics, here are two easy, inventive and cost efficient solutions....

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