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Thinking Responsibly About Plastic

Here is an interesting article from Henkel regarding thinking responsibly about plastics.  Please follow the link provided to read the complete article. _______________   "Plastic everywhere: Plastic is essential to everyday life. Since it went on sale as a mass-manufactured product in the early 1950s, humanity produced 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic. The related issues have, however, now become all too apparent. Newspapers, TV documentaries and social media regularly publish shocking images and reports on plastic waste. The core of the Read More...

The future of plastic

We are all wondering what the future of single use plastics might be.  Here are some interesting articles to read.  Please follow the links to the original articles. ______________________________ Nature Communications "Plastic, a highly useful and convenient material, is also one of the world’s greatest environmental problems, yet both industry and society are still heavily reliant on its usage. On World Environment Day, Nature Communications asks: will biodegradable polymers alleviate plastic’s environmental impact? From initial conception, plastic was hailed a wondrous material. Following Read More...

Understanding the Plastic Recycling Codes

This is a very informative article from EarthEasy helping us understand the codes and number used on plastics. Author - Greg Seaman _______________________ "The well-recognized “chasing arrows” symbol we see on plastic containers and products does not mean the product is recyclable. The little number inside the triangle tells the real story. Within each chasing arrows triangle, there is a number which ranges from one to seven. The purpose of the number is to identify the type of plastic used for the product, Read More...