• Johannesburg, 2 June 2020 - This World Environment Day, Greenpeace Africa will be screening The Story of Plastic, a new documentary directed and produced by Deia Schlosberg. (greenpeace.org)
  • 20 April 2020, Dakar Greenpeace Africa welcomes the implementation of Senegal's ban on plastic water sachets as a step in the right direction to tackle the plastic pollution crisis. (greenpeace.org)
  • EAST LONGMEADOW, Massachusetts , Jan. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- NOW Plastics , a global supply chain and finance organization serving flexible packaging and industrial markets worldwide, is now offering a wide range of films and packaging solutions that take into account environmental concerns, reflecting its stated commitment to protecting the environment and addressing strong market trends. (prnewswire.com)
  • However, considering their abundance in the environment and their specificity in attacking plastics, biodegradation of plastics by microorganisms and enzymes seems to be the most effective process. (mdpi.com)
  • In this review, microbial and enzymatic biodegradation of plastics and some factors that affect their biodegradability are discussed. (mdpi.com)
  • Discover the innovatiions our industry has driven at the biggest U.S. plastics event. (plasticsindustry.org)
  • The plastics industry runs the risk of ruining its business. (washingtonpost.com)
  • We work closely with plastic industry stakeholders to maintain and enhance existing UL Standards, establish new Standards, and develop certification and testing programs that address emerging technologies and product applications. (ul.com)
  • Use of plastic is steadily increasing in the packaging industry because of its exceptional properties such as barrier properties , exceptional packing strength, lightweight, low cost, and ease of logistics and processing. (frost.com)
  • The food and beverage industry is the largest industry that is driving the growth of plastic packaging. (frost.com)
  • Global Plastics Market Analysis, Size, Industry. (scoop.it)
  • In addition, as mineral oil is the major constituent of plastics, it is regarded a part of the petrochemical industry. (wikipedia.org)
  • Milton Levine, later creator of the mail-order cult classic Ant Farm and founder of Uncle Milton toys, formed a partnership with his brother-in-law E. Joseph Cossman to get into the plastic toy industry, a business Levine had read would be a post-war growth industry. (wikipedia.org)
  • Moderator Lance Hosey , president and CEO of GreenBlue (a nonprofit focused on sustainable design and production in business and industry) started off the discussion by telling us that we produce some 300 billion pounds of plastic a year, in highly toxic and dangerous petro-chemical plants. (zdnet.com)
  • Our Indian Floriculture industry today is facing the threat of this demon (plastic) in the form of plastic flowers. (change.org)
  • the industry is squeezed by plastic flowers. (change.org)
  • Nigel Mercer, president of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, last month described the cosmetic surgery industry an 'unregulated mess' in the journal Clinical Risk. (cnn.com)
  • Comprehensively covers introductory through advanced topics on all aspects of plastics engineering with both academic and industry perspectives. (wiley.com)
  • Céline, a French luxury brand, unveiled a transparent plastic shopping bag during Paris Spring/Summer 2018 fashion week in January. (indiatimes.com)
  • They revealed findings on March 28 that certain plastics can dramatically boost the effectiveness antibacterial drugs for ovarian cancer. (scientificamerican.com)
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Chemicals called phthalates, found in plastics and cosmetics, may be linked to a raised risk of babies being born early, suggests a new study. (reuters.com)
  • PVC contains phthalates, softeners need to make the plastic bend and they have been found to interfere with hormonal development. (care2.com)
  • A Bag's Life is a public educational campaign that unites non-profits, community and government organizations around the common goal of promoting the three R's as they relate to plastic bags and common films and wraps used in our everyday lives. (plasticsindustry.org)
  • Rulon is the trade name for a family of PTFE plastics produced by Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. (wikipedia.org)
  • Furon was purchased by Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. (wikipedia.org)
  • Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Our innovative high performance plastics are developed to meet a wide variety of technological challenges. (dsm.com)
  • Browse through our portfolio of high performance plastics solutions for power distribution. (dsm.com)
  • Microplastics' is a category that scientists use for any plastics smaller than your thumbnail. (greenpeace.org)
  • Chemicals supposed to be safe replacements for harmful chemicals in plastics are linked to hypertension and insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes, find scientists from NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Although plastic has long been considered indestructible, some scientists say toxic chemicals from decomposing plastics may be leaching into the sea and harming marine ecosystems. (wired.com)
  • Based on the speed of plastic decomposition and the amount of drift plastic found along the coasts of Japan, the scientists concluded that noxious chemicals in the water are probably coming from the breakdown of polystyrene, which is used to make Styrofoam. (wired.com)
  • In theory, all six of the six resin types used to make packaging plastics are candidates for primary reprocessing. (ecologycenter.org)
  • Also, the six basic types of plastic resin include multiple grades and colors within each resin type, and often several resin types are used to make a single container. (ecologycenter.org)
  • Note 2: Jointing technology (including equipment and training) between plastic pipes (including all types of reinforced plastics), and/or fittings, valves and auxiliary equipment, and the assessment of the properties of the resulting joints are developed and maintained by ISO/TC 138. (iso.org)
  • Professor Moshe Kol from Tel Aviv University said: "New catalysts are the key to providing renewable and degradable plastics which will help make our society more sustainable and less reliant on oil. (bath.ac.uk)
  • There are a lot of plastics that come from oil, but… we're increasingly seeing plastics that come from renewable material. (zdnet.com)
  • In the March 2 Post Food section ('Hardware That Cooks'), I read that some restaurant chefs use PVC plastic pipe as a tool in molding foods. (washingtonpost.com)
  • If smaller prey items ingest microplastics, these plastics can quickly find their way up the food chain and perhaps end up on our dinner plates! (greenpeace.org)
  • NOW Plastics has adopted a strategic focus on eco-friendly and sustainable packaging solutions that do not compromise the shelf life of packaged food, since food waste is also an important social and economic concern. (prnewswire.com)
  • It can withstand heating and freezing without leaching or off-gassing, hazardous chemicals - unlike plastics, which contaminate food in these environments. (forbes.com)
  • Every size of organism,' he said, 'every creature in the food web in the ocean, from the smallest filter feeders to the largest whales, is consuming plastic. (wired.com)
  • For its part, the FDA agrees that substances used to make plastics can leach into food. (care2.com)
  • Polycarbonate plastics are used in certain food and drink packaging and also in compact discs, computers, impact-resistant safety equipment (such as helmets and goggles), and medical devices. (medicinenet.com)
  • Certain proteins that are in fact natural polymers once had commercial importance as industrial plastics, but they have played a diminishing role in the field of plastics production in recent years. (encyclopedia.com)
  • If the latest annual meeting of the American Chemical Society gives any indication, Mrs. Robinson's set is still right: Plastics hold great promise for the future--particularly in medicine. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Rulon plastics are known for their low coefficient of friction, excellent abrasion resistance, wide range of operating temperatures , and chemical inertness. (wikipedia.org)
  • The bottom line is that for parents who want to minimize chemical exposure for their children, plastic is not a great choice. (forbes.com)
  • A polyethylene reactor at the Phillips 66 Chemical Complex in Pasadena created chemical compounds necessary for the production of plastics. (history.com)
  • The Japanese researchers devised a method to simulate the breakdown of a hard plastic called polystyrene at 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) in the lab, and they compared the chemical byproducts from their experiment with what they found in water and sand from the Pacific Ocean. (wired.com)
  • When plastics are used as substrates for microorganisms, evaluation of their biodegradability should not only be based on their chemical structure, but also on their physical properties (melting point, glass transition temperature, crystallinity, storage modulus etc. (mdpi.com)
  • The electrical current will cause the silver molecules in the chemical bath to coat the plastic painted with electro-conductive paint so that a 'skin' will develop and plate the plastic. (ehow.com)
  • Thermosets cannot be mechanically recycled because of chemical bonds binding the plastic molecules (monomers) together. (ca.gov)
  • The second chemical property that makes primary reprocessing difficult is that plastics are very susceptible to contamination. (ecologycenter.org)
  • Primary plastics reprocessing is therefore strongly limited by the chemical properties of the material. (ecologycenter.org)
  • How it could make your life easier: It should adequately protect you from burglars with plastic, battery-powered guns. (wired.com)
  • What Can I Use if I Need to Make a Waterproof Seal Between Metal & Thin Plastic? (ehow.com)
  • Easy do-it-at-home projects are available, however, that allow you to make something very similar to plastic with things widely available in your home. (wikihow.com)
  • Chinese people use up to 3 billion plastic bags a day and the country has to refine 5 million tons (37 million barrels) of crude oil every year to make plastics used for packaging, according to a report on the Web site of China Trade News (www.chinatradenews.com.cn). (reuters.com)
  • An environmentally friendly cleaning brand has opened a pop-up to challenge customers to rethink the value of plastic waste. (springwise.com)
  • An analysis of European plastics production, demand and waste data" (PDF). (wikipedia.org)
  • A processing system for waste plastics was developed at the Rolla Metallurgy Research Center, Rolla, Missouri. (cdc.gov)
  • A community collection campaign netted an 800-pound sample of waste plastics for analysis and experimental treatment, and samples of wirestripping wastes were also studied. (cdc.gov)
  • Engineering grade plastics are recovered principally from two durable good waste streams: brown goods (computers and electronics) and automobiles. (ca.gov)
  • The development of automated identification and sorting technology has increased the economic competitiveness of postconsumer plastic recovered from these waste streams. (ca.gov)
  • The ban, enacted by the Ministry of Environment and Water , was precipitated over concerns about plastic waste in the desert and the sea, and the effect of that on wildlife. (treehugger.com)
  • To tackle the rising use of single-use coffee cups and plastic lids, we created the Green Bean initiative , which encourages local coffee shops to become more ocean friendly. (greenpeace.org)
  • The first symposium on this topic was held in Chicago, October 10-12, 1988 and the proceedings of l which have been chronicled in a hard-bound volume l As pointed out in the Preface to the proceedings of the first symposium the metallized plastics find scores of applications ranging from very mundane to very sophisticated. (springer.com)
  • and there is every reason to believe that with all the research and development activities taking place, new and exciting applications of metallized plastics will emerge. (springer.com)
  • Increasing demand for plastic for packaging can be inferred with its growing number of applications. (frost.com)
  • 1. Why Choose Plastics for Automotive Applications? (sae.org)
  • Let us 'untangle' the structure-function relationships in your plastics or polymers applications. (agfa.com)
  • Colt's Plastics Co., Inc. is a leading manufacturer of plastic jar package systems for cosmetic, personal care, and pharmaceutical applications. (happi.com)
  • Coffee shops choose to not offer either single-use plastic stirs or creamers, avoid polystyrene and choose reusable plastics, and offer rewards for customers that bring their reusable mug or cup. (greenpeace.org)
  • Plastic poses the biggest threat to marine animals that confuse garbage with dinner and end up digesting large quantities of polystyrene. (wired.com)
  • When used as an adjective, the term plastic (from Greek plastikos meaning to mold or form) describes a material that can be shaped or molded with or without the application of heat. (encyclopedia.com)
  • ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES As an insulating material, plastics are outstanding for their general all-purpose utility. (google.com)
  • The name isn't taken from the synthetic substance but from the Greek word plastikos , which means to form or mold (and which gives the material plastic its name as well). (kidshealth.org)
  • 2. An air permeable sheet like structure as claimed in claim 1 in which the particulate plastics material includes plastics material fibres. (google.ca)
  • 3. An air permeable sheet like structure as claimed in claim 1 in which the components are bonded together by surface fusion of the particulate plastics material. (google.ca)
  • 8. An air permeable sheet like structure as claimed in claim 1 in which particles constituting the particulate plastics material are smaller than about 1.5 millimeters in size. (google.ca)
  • 16. An air permeable sheet like structure as claimed in claim 6 in which the plastics material is plasticised. (google.ca)
  • Plastic may not be getting a good rap environmentally but in fashion, it's the new unexpected material. (indiatimes.com)
  • it's really showing that this is everywhere, that plastic has become such a pervasive material in our society. (theweek.com)
  • A method is provided for electrodepositing a layer of copper on a plastic substrate which method comprises: positioning the plastic substrate on a supporting member, with the supporting member being in contact at a plurality of spaced apart points with the substrate for the passage of electrical current. (google.com)
  • and discusses mechanics principles underlying the stiffening of plastics by embedded fibers, and the performance of simple structural elements. (wiley.com)
  • A man buys beer in plastic bags at a grocery shop in Qingdao, China's eastern province of Shandong, August 18, 2006. (reuters.com)