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The main hazards of plastic marine debris are not what you might think

02/07/13

The main hazards of plastic marine debris are not what you might think

François Galgani, an oceanographer at IFREMER and head of the European group responsible for implementation of the European Directive on marine litter, gives his insights on this controversial issue.
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Making water from air

29/05/13

Making water from air

Worldwide, more than a billion people live without access to safe drinking water. And it's a well known fact that increasing population sizes means that water will be a crucial issue for the coming decades. How can we cope without draining the planet? The solution could come from heavens, as explained by Eole Water, a start-up that recently designed a revolutionary wind turbine. We met up with Thibault Janin, director of marketing and communication for Eole Water.
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Umbrellas in trees

23/04/13

Umbrellas in trees

Hail is a fruit grower’s worst enemy! A hailstorm of just minutes can devastate an orchard. And that spells ruin for growers where insurers are reluctant to cover the risk. Happily, solutions are at hand and plastic is where they’re coming from. French Agricultural Plastics Committee Vice-Chairman Paul Cammal talks us through them.
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Plastics should inspire!

27/03/13

Plastics should inspire!

To some, collecting objects made of plastic may seem a little odd. However, despite what you may think, Philippe Decelle has become the highest authority on the trends inspired by this material. His fascination with plastic gave rise to its own museum in Brussels: the Plasticarium, where the creative follies of the 1950s/1960s are stacked to the ceiling.
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ShelterBox, a little box full of hope

13/02/13

ShelterBox, a little box full of hope

ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disasters worldwide. Interview with Laura Dale, a ShelterBox Response Team Member from Exeter, South West England.
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The efficiency of our para-seismic wallpaper stems from the polymer used.

31/01/13

The efficiency of our para-seismic wallpaper stems from the polymer used.

Interview with Professor Lothar tempniewski, director of the Institute for Concrete Construction and Construction Materials Technology at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), the research centre partnered with Bayer for the development of the first para-seismic wall coating.
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Bumpers in recycled plastic: a world-first for Plastic Omnium

19/12/12

Bumpers in recycled plastic: a world-first for Plastic Omnium

An interview with Frédéric Viot, President of CREER and Ecodesign and recycling Manager at Plastic Omnium
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Our business is to bring the incredible to life

26/11/12

Our business is to bring the incredible to life

An interview with Leonardo Cruciano, the founder of the Roman Studio which recently created the sets for the "Borgia" television series.
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Plastic shows its mettle on the Vendée Globe

10/10/12

Plastic shows its mettle on the Vendée Globe

Italian skipper Alessandro Di Benedetto is a happy man. A few days hence his monohull will be at the line-up for the start of the Vendée Globe non-stop, round-the-world, single-handed yacht race. Happy, he who, like Ulysses, has made an adventurous voyage...thanks to the plastics industry. We talked to Alessandro Di Benedetto and Didier Elin, CEO of Team Plastique.
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Boosted polymers for increasingly targeted performances

28/09/12

Boosted polymers for increasingly targeted performances

Interview with Ronald Hopp, founder of Expert Business Development, a Charvieu (France) and Stuttgart (Germany) based Franco-German engineering firm specializing in applications for high performance technical polymers.
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