• Plastics save food and resources

    This year’s EXPO in Milan with its core theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” seeks for innovative solutions to reduce waste of food and to feed a growing world population.

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  • Cars, along with other modes of transport, are at the forefront of the fight against CO2 emissions and over-consumption of fossil energy. There is only one solution to the problem: lighter vehicles. A challenge that plastics are doing their best to meet.

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  • EU Investing in its Future - Plastics Construction Solutions

    Conference on how the plastics industry contributes to the main objectives of the new European Commission such as growth, jobs, investment and energy efficiency.

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  • Post-consumer plastic waste research & annual report

    Research done on an annual basis since 2005 to keep track of extensive and reliable data and information year by year, country by country, application by application

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Did you know ?

  • Thanks to plastics bikes went on diet and dropped weight: 20 kg in 1903 -> 6.8 kg in 2014 !

  • 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%)

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  • 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!

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