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Reducing CO2

Innovation of the Week

Converting greenhouse gas into plastic

A new way to combat climate change? Researchers say they have found an efficient way to turn greenhouse gas CO2 into ethylene, which is used to make polyethylene, the most common plastic.

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Innovation of the Week

The end of cracked phones?

Smartphone, heal thyself! Researchers say they’ve developed a type of “glass” made from a plastic (polyether-thioureas) that can heal cracks and breaks when pressure is applied.

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Innovation of the Week

Printing with plastics

3-D printing goes mobile! A new portable 3-D printer can be packed in a snazzy see-through plastic backpack and print things for you on the go. 

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Innovation of the Week

That’s a lot of lights…

Sure, they’re just little plastic bulbs… but this Virginia village bedecks its streets with 800,000+ sparkling lights to ooh and aah over. Happy Holidays!

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Innovation of the Week

Set sail for savings

Cargo ships powered by wind? Large parachute-style sails made with plastic/carbon fiber could reduce fuel consumption by 20%, cutting costs and CO2 emissions, company says.

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IOTW Plastics Speaker

Innovation of the Week

Bye bye boring speaker

Today’s speaker doesn’t have to look like… well, a speaker. A new A.I. smart speaker consists of colorful plastic blocks and connects users to music, Internet, home devices…

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IOTW Backpack Boots Haiti

Innovation of the Week

Recycled backpacks = jobs, cleaner environment

Backpacks, boots, and t-shirts are made with recycled plastics collected by Haitians, helping create local jobs and cleaner environment—company plans to expand to other countries.

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Innovation of the Week

Expandable clothing for kids

Clothing that “grows” with your child? This outerwear expands to fit kids 6 months to 3 years old – that’s 7 sizes! – using pleated, breathable synthetic fabrics that resist wind and rain.

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IOTW plastics wrap food waste

Innovation of the Week

Stretch (wrap) your food budget

Fight food waste! Researchers combined handy plastic stretch wrap and microbe-fighting ingredients. Result? It helps keep fruits and chicken fresh longer.

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