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  1. Cows, a plastic savior?

      We've talked a fair bit about how plastics are causing pollution, measures being taken to reduce our dependency on them, as well as how they impact our lives (negative or positive) a handful of times in recent memory. We've also discussed ways that could potentially help reduce material waste and put more reuse of materials into the forefront. We...
  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. Sustainable plastics, good or evil?

    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? Then you know this may be more evil than good. All joking aside, Lego notes...
  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 itself 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...
  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. Emphasis on the reduce, reuse, and recycle idea in a different way

    Covid 19 has forced us to approach so many things in so many new ways. Almost nothing has been more heavily focused on during this pandemic as the use of single use plastics. The massive increase in single use materials being consumed, as well as massive amounts of discarded PPE have found its way to the environment in alarming rates...