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Plastic may be endlessly recycled with new chemical process

Plastic may be endlessly recycled with new chemical process

Light, sturdy, pliable and cheap, the plastic has thousands of purposes and benefits for the industry and the end consumer. Its disposal is the challenge: from more than 8 billion tons of plastic [...]

Brazil performs well in plastic waste collection, but poor recycling

Brazil performs well in plastic collection, but poor recycling

International NPO WWF published the report Solving Plastic Pollution: Transparency and Accountability, which states the “urgency of a global treaty to hold back plastic pollution.” According to [...]

What is design for assembly and design for disassembly

What is design for assembly and design for disassembly

When a new product is developed, a set of actions could make the journey throughout the chain more or less sustainable. An important part of these actions must happen in the design phase of the [...]

Plastic is the future of fashion, says Wired

Plastic is the future of fashion, says Wired

If you pass by the clothing brand store Everlane, in San Francisco, you will certainly be surprised: most of the clothes in the storefront are made of recycled plastic. The collection called [...]

Affective sustainability reiterates responsibility in design

Affective sustainability reiterates responsibility in design

Planning of new products should take into consideration the origin of raw material, its lifespan, reuse of materials and proper disposal - in addition to taking note of the product role and [...]

Study forecasts home recycling that turns plastic into biogas

Study forecasts home recycling that turns plastic into biogas

A paper elaborated by Ireland universities shows that installing home composting systems to transform plastic waste into energy source is possible

New types of plastic can remodel the industry

New types of plastic can remodel the industry

The plastic of the future, one of the materials most used by the 20th-century humans, can be green, smart, vegetal-based and high-tech

World Cup: recycled plastic is part of the Brazilian Team uniform

World Cup: recycled plastic is part of the Brazilian Team uniform

Uniforms of ten teams participating in the 2018 Russia World Cup have 12 to 18 recycled plastic bottles in their composition

A UK Company will make 50% of its water bottles out of recycled plastic

A UK Company will make 50% of its water bottles out of recycled plastic

Co-op Food, the business unit that accounts for stores that sell food from the UK consumer cooperative movement, has plans to switch all of its bottled water to 50% recycled plastic. This move is [...]