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An enzyme discovered living in bacteria on landfill sites has evolved to quickly break up PET plastics. Read more

industry

The fashion and sportswear industries are leading the way when it comes to utilising recycled plastic materials in new collections. H&M and GRN are just two retailers that are trying to make a difference. Read more

materials

Scientists have been working on a way for astronauts to manufacture polymers for spares and repairs on the Mars One mission using their urine. Read more

materials

Staff of LIFE Awards: Scientists at the AIMPLAS institute have won an award from the European Commission for turning bread into plastic. Read more

BOSS Impact Solutions

Impact Solutions

Sink-float technology could be the future of efficient, economical post-consumer plastics separation and Impact Solutions in Scotland is pioneering a proven system that produces streams of >99 per cent pure PP and PE. Read more

machinery

Trussfab

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A new 3D software builds large-scale structures using waste PET bottles and 3D printing, making the most of 3D technologies and bottle architecture to realise designs that are strong and stable. Read more

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MIT researchers Markus Buehler, Zhao Qin, Gang Seob Jung and Min Jeong Kang have announced the modeling and printing of 3D graphene. Read more

materials

Children could learn good recycling habits through a mobile game that encourages plastic bottle crushing to help the hippopotamus complete tasks. Read more

industry

Minecraft

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An expansion pack for the popular game Minecraft that covertly teaches players about polymer chemistry could equip the next generation of scientists for a future in materials development. Read more

materials

Recycling plastics presents a massive challenge to brands and consumers, but one innovator has made his invention open-source, democratising plastics recycling and enabling waste packaging to become a resource. Read more

machinery

The volume of disposable coffee cups ending up in landfill gives the coffee-loving community grounds for concern, but Frugalpac could have the solution. Read more

industry

Stanford University and IBM chemists have developed a new super catalyst for making PLA biodegradable plastics. Read more

materials

Strati

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Local Motors has done it again, using 3D printing not only to bring automotive production to your doorstep but to produce a vehicle that is perfectly designed for self-driving. Read more

industry

Scientists at Stanford University in California have developed a novel way to produce plastic using CO2 and inedible plant materials such as grasses and agricultural waste. Read more

materials

Scientists in Japan have discovered bacteria that have developed the ability to eat PET, transforming the plastic into carbon dioxide and water. Read more

materials

Conductive Polymers

Umeå University

A research team in Sweden has made a breakthrough that enables the super-fast transport of electrical charges in polymers with the potential to transform solar and lighting technology. Read more

materials

A microscopic pattern mimicking a shark's skin has the power to inhibit bacterial growth. EPPM quizzed Sharklet Technologies to learn more about how this breakthrough could transform medical plastics. Read more

materials

Circular Ocean is a multi-organisational project that aims to develop green economies and reduce plastic rubbish on Northern Europe's remotest coasts by developing new purposes for marine litter and old fishing nets. Read more

industry

Adidas

Adidas Group

Adidas and Parley for Oceans have presented a world first to the UN, a training shoe made using plastic ocean waste that demonstrates how big brands can use the vast resource of sea litter to make great products. Read more

materials

Star of the NPE 2015 Startup Garage, cycleWood's innovative bio-thermoplastic made using a papermaking by-product could be the green future the plastic bag-making market has been looking for. Read more

materials

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