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How SABIC is driving progress, one piece of recycled plastic at a time

Sustainability, Leadership

Every day around the world, hundreds of millions of plastic packaging and products are used, then discarded. Only a small proportion find their way into recycling bins, and much of the waste end up polluting the environment due to dumping, open burning and disposal in waterways.

Sustainability, Leadership

dezeen - Adidas' endlessly recyclable trainer features in today's Dezeen Weekly newsletter

Circular Economy, Fashion

The latest edition of our Dezeen Weekly newsletter features the endlessly recyclable UltraBOOST DNA LOOP trainer by Adidas.

Circular Economy, Fashion

arsTECHNICA - If recycling plastics isn’t making sense, remake the plastics

Packaging, Nanomaterial, Innovation

A few years back, it looked like plastic recycling was set to become a key part of a sustainable future. Then, the price of fossil fuels plunged, making it cheaper to manufacture new plastics. Then China essentially stopped importing recycled plastics for use in manufacturing. With that, the bottom dropped out of plastic recycling, and the best thing you could say for most plastics is that they sequestered the carbon they were made of.

Packaging, Nanomaterial, Innovation

Fabbaloo - It May Be Time To Abandon PLA For 3D Printing

Biomaterial, Packaging

Filament has a straightforward history in desktop 3D printing: initial devices built in 2008-9 had to decide on a commonly available material as there was simply no materials industry dedicated to 3D printing at the time aside from commercial providers for industrial equipment.

The choice was ABS, as it was often easily found everywhere in the form of “ABS welding wire”. This rudimentary filament type was how these machines began operation.

Biomaterial, Packaging

SURGE IN PLASTIC WASTE DURING COVID-19 AND THE CHALLENGES BEYOND

Packaging

Thailand has come up with the policy and road map to address the issue of plastic waste over the past few years, but whether these policy and roadmap can keep up with the shift of consumption behaviors that produce more of plastics during the Covid-19 outbreak and beyond is still a question as much as a new challenge

Packaging

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