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  1. Why blue food grade materials exist

    In recent years there has been a stronger push for blue colored food grade plastic. Have you ever wondered why? The answer is quite simple. Very few foods are blue in color. This means that blue foreign matter can be seen much easier by the naked eye. White or glass-looking materials on the other hand, can avoid detection, due to...
  2. Some plastics need preservation too

    While the push to reduce plastic use and its impact on ecology continue, experimentation about getting new life injected into materials, there is the inverse issues being identified in the art world currently. This study is being headed by POPART (Preservation Of Plastic ARTefacts in museum collections) and real focus is being put on preserving history and influential works, worldwide...
  3. Sustainability with LEGO

    Danish legend and toy maker, LEGO is developing a new brick made from recycled PET plastic bottles. While great for reducing waste and becoming more sustainable and responsible, this is a move that could cause substantial damage. Have you ever stepped on a LEGO brick? All joking aside, this is a great step. LEGO notes, "Any sustainable elements we make...
  4. The incredible world of plastic

    Want to see something extremely impressive and only possible with modern material and technology? Enter the Embassy Gardens Sky Pool as created by Reynolds Polymer Technology. The finished pool spans across two buildings, 82ft apart, and over 100ft up in the air in London, England. The structure is one solid piece of 14inch thick, optically clear cast acrylic that was...
  5. Lumber prices are still high, so why not an alternative?

    Popular Mechanics recently showed the process for Polywood recycled plastics being used in place of lumber for items such as lawn furniture. Recycling materials like this are reducing materials finding their way into waterways, reducing the amount of new virgin material required to be manufactured, and recycling material that would otherwise likely find itself in the landfill. As an extra...
  6. International Recycling Day, May 17th

    Yesterday was International Recycling Day (May 17th, 2021) and it wraps up more focus on how plastics can be re-used and repurposed. This year, at the Reina Sofia National Museum hosted a pop-up installation of The Plastic Museum, a pre-fab museum designed by Delavegacanolasso was up for two weeks before being completely taken down and recycled on International Recycling Day...