• Paris Climate Conference

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  • PolyTalk is a forum to engage with stakeholders in a transparent, forward looking dialogue.

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  • Although it was still preserve of a certain elite a few decades ago, travel has become more affordable. The Internet revolutionised the organisational side of travel, and polymers made it easier by providing optimal comfort for travellers.

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  • The 4th edition of the Vinyl Sustainability Forum will take place in Vienna, Austria, on 28th April 2016. Focus: Vinyl for Smart Cities

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  • Solutions to marine litter

    The European plastics industry has brought together 56 plastics industry organisations from 32 countries around the world to sign up to a "Joint Declaration for Solutions on Marine Litter”

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Did you know ?

  • Baggage made of polycarbonate resin are ultra-light (light enough to be held with your forefinger when the bag is empty) and yet highly durable.

  • More than 50 per cent of all medicine products worldwide are made of plastics.

  • The world is spending 16 billion one-way plastics syringes per year.

  • Plastic whisper brakes in freight trains are only half as loud as conventional brakes.

  • A large German automobile manufacturer is using recycled PET bottles for seat cushions in some of their car product series.

  • A new polymer can heal itself when damaged similar to the human skin.

  • Main countries of Europe will save at least 78.000 tons of plastics per year if the produced pens were made from recycled plastic.

  • This pen with a water bottle shape is called B2P (From bottle to pen) and is made of 89% of plastic coming from recycled bottles of water.

    © Pilot

  • The first bio-based car was build 73 ago with a body made of soybeans/hemp (70%) and resin binder (30%)


  • An Indian teacher of chemistry known as Plastic Man has built more than 5000 km of roads with plastic waste.

  • The typical life span of plastic applications in building and construction is 30 to 50 years, with many plastics pipes installed over 50 years ago still functioning well.

  • Selling grapes in plastics trays or bags has reduced in-store waste of grapes by 20%.

  • The plastics Industry launched over 180 projects worldwide for solutions on marine litter.

  • Researchers at Texas A&M University have developed a spongy plastic that could help regenerate broken bones.

  • If the EU stops sending plastics to landfill, 1bn barrels of oil could be saved, saving a total of 80bn EUR. © Antoine Taveneaux

  • South African researchers developed a barrier made from plastic which protects bathers without harming the sharks.

  • The first football pitch entirely illuminated by the players' energy was built in a favela, in Rio!

  • Researchers recently modified an elastomer used to make tires so it can self heal. © American Chemistry Council, Inc.

  • Nowadays there are wearable plastics airbags protecting bicyclists, motorcycle racers and alpine skiers. © American Chemistry Council, Inc.

  • New plastic sheets laminated with solar cells protect water and generate energy at the same time.