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A plasticotek at the ADAM

03/01/18

A plasticotek at the ADAM

The ADAM, that unique place in Brussels dedicated to the design of the 20th century, is celebrating its second anniversary. To celebrate the event in style, the 13th of December saw the unveiling of a new space devoted to education and the discovery of plastics: the Plasticotekread more

The FlipFlopi Expedition: educating through sailing

03/01/18

The FlipFlopi Expedition: educating through sailing

In less than a year's time, a boat made of marine plastic waste will sail on the Indian Ocean to deliver a message: ‘do not discard plastics, take care of the environment.’read more

Artificial muscles inspired by origami

03/01/18

Artificial muscles inspired by origami

American researchers at the Wyss Institute, Harvard University, and CSAIL, a laboratory at MIT, recently took a major step forward in the field of flexible robots by creating artificial muscles out of plastic inspired by origami, the Japanese art of folding paper.read more

Cargo ships towed by the wind!

30/11/17

Cargo ships towed by the wind!

It will be quite a sight that will greet those sailing between Bordeaux and Bristol this autumn: the imposing 127 metre long Airbus ship transporting the wings of the A380 is towed by a kite! More specifically, a flying wing.read more

Sea2See, eco-responsible glasses

30/11/17

Sea2See, eco-responsible glasses

"Because there is no other sea" is the slogan of the new brand of eco-responsible glasses, Sea2See, which manufactures frames from plastic waste recovered at sea. read more

From plastic waste to urban furniture

30/11/17

From plastic waste to urban furniture

A Dutch research and design studio is using 3D printing to convert the plastic waste generated by Amsterdam's inhabitants into urban furniture. read more

Plastic Odyssey: fuelled by waste

31/10/17

Plastic Odyssey: fuelled by waste

Plastic Odyssey is the name given to an expedition which aims to go around the world aboard a catamaran fuelled by plastic waste recovered throughout the journey and converted into fuel.read more

Helper, the rescue drone

30/10/17

Helper, the rescue drone

Already used by the army and firefighters alike, drones could soon lend a helping hand to rescuers working at sea. In Biscarrosse in France, a drone is in use during rescue operations at sea.read more

When Fashion Week rhymes with plastics

30/10/17

When Fashion Week rhymes with plastics

From vinyl bodysuits to transparent thigh-boots through improbable rain hats, plastics have made a great comeback on the fashion scene.read more

Clothes that grow with the child

25/09/17

Clothes that grow with the child

A young Briton, Ryan Mario Yasin, was recently awarded the James Dyson Innovation Award for his concept of clothing, for children between the ages of four and 36 months, which grows with the child! read more

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