Global Plastic Associations to Join the War Against Marine Litter

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Marine ecosystem faces an extremely dire threat called marine pollution. Close to 90% of floating litter in our oceans is composed of plastic. As per UNESCO, plastic debris is the cause of death for over a million seabirds and 100,000 marine animals. While plastics contribute to reducing carbon footprint and are incorporated in almost every […]

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This 3-D Printed Cast Could Replace Plaster for Broken Bones

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Though there have been several advancements in the field of medicine, the treatment of fractures has been the same for generations. Due to sweat accumulation and lack of ventilation, plaster splints can cause infections, ulcers or even amputations. To avoid these problems, a group of young graduates from the National University of Mexico (UNAM) established […]

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Plasticulture Has the Potential to Boost Production of Crops and Double Agricultural Income!

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The need for a revolutionary technology in agriculture for efficient use of water is on the agenda of most governments across the world. At a recently concluded event in Jaipur, Ms. NeelKamal Darbari (Principal Secretary -Agriculture), Government of Rajasthan highlighted the importance of incorporating ‘Plasticulture’ in the agricultural sector in India. Ms. Darbari elucidated, “In […]

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Few Interesting Myths About Plastics

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Plastic has become an inevitable part of everyday life right from carry bags to medical plastics. According to a study conducted by Grand View Research, the Global Plastics Market is expected to reach USD 654.38 billion by 2020. People around the world debate about the boon and bane of plastics to mankind. Here are a […]

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Is Ban on Plastic the Right Way to Approach Waste Management?

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Plastic has become the poster boy for everything that’s bad for the environment – it doesn’t decompose, harms animals, litters parks and beaches, clogs drains, and so on and so forth. The problem in this scenario, however, is not plastic itself, but the way it is being used and discarded. Contrary to popular belief, plastic […]

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Researchers Develop a Plastic Clothing Material That Cools the Skin

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Cotton has remained to be a favourite summer fabric choice for many years. Recently the researchers at Stanford University unveiled an innovative textile made of plastic with breathable properties. This latest breakthrough in the textile industry was published in the Science journal on September 1st. The new material works by allowing the body to discharge […]

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Difference Between Biodegradable Packaging and Compostable Packaging

Difference between biodegradable packaging and compostable packaging

Nowadays most of the packaging options claim to be biodegradable and compostable. However, have you ever thought of the difference between them? It is essential to know what these packaging materials mean for understanding the impact they cause on the environment.   Biodegradable Packaging Biodegradable packaging breaks down easily and decomposes into natural elements within […]

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Latest Technology Could Reduce the Cost of Manufacturing Plastics

Latest Technology Could Reduce the Cost of Manufacturing Plastics

Scientists from ExxonMobil Corp. and Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a technology for reducing the plastic manufacturing costs up to $2 billion annually. The findings of the research were published in the Science journal.  ExxonMobil said that if brought to an industrial scale, the new technology could slash industry’s global annual carbon dioxide emissions […]

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World’s First Plastic Composite Lighthouse at Valencia Port

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Recently the lighthouse of Valencia port received an award for innovation in the category of infrastructure at the JEC World 2016 Innovation Awards. It is the world’s first lighthouse made of plastic composite materials. What makes this lighthouse unique is its low construction costs, less maintenance and short construction period. Designed by architect Ignacio Pascual, […]

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