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  • Lost Shoes and Plastic
    Movie review: ‘Lost Shoes’ drags, and ‘Plastic’ scams
    Some of the films that released to VOD and limited theaters on Sept. 26 include a Civil War film starring David Arquette and Jason Isaacs, and a caper about credit card scammers trying to pay off a debt they owe. Here are quick reviews of &ldquo...
  • Plastic in toothpaste? Plastic microbeads lodging in gums, Crest agrees to pull
    Plastic in toothpaste? Plastic microbeads lodging in gums, Crest agrees to pull
    Plastic in toothpaste? Yup. You know those tiny, shiny specks that you see when a splotch of sparking toothpaste is squeezed out on your brush? Pretty, but also plastic. Polyethylene to be exact – the most common type of plastic.Writes the...
  • Plastic Money
    Why is money becoming plastic?
    Credit cards are called plastic money. ID cards, security passes, library cards, even store reward cards are all plastic. But paper bills are literally becoming plastic too. Why? We live in a petrochemical world where everything in our life is...
  • Resin code 3 means that the plastic contains vinyl
    Is your child bringing toxins to school?
    As Labor Day weekend approaches, some American children are already back in school; others will return next week. Some families purchase supplies directly from their children's schools, and others are out hunting for bargains at big box stores...
  • Microbeads disrupting ecological balance
    Microbeads Be Gone! Land of Lincoln First to Ban Synthetic Beads in Skin Care
    Others states are still considering legislation, but Governor Pat Quinn have made it happen! Last month Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation banning the manufacture and sale of personal care products containing synthetic microbeads. “Banning...
  • The Plastic Tree
    Living free of the plastic tree
    According to the Gorillaz, ‘there is a plastic tree.’ This statement actually isn’t as whimsical as one might think it is. There is such a thing as a plastic tree, and it’s not found in any child’s toy box or a...
  • IBM's Jeanette Garcia with the new "Titan/Hydro" polymer
    IBM accidently creates hybrid polymer that will revolutionize industries
    On the morning of May 15th, the IBM Laboratories team in San Jose, California mentioned that they have discovered – by accident – an industry redefining plastic mixture that is not only considerably stronger than modern plastics, but...
  • Electronic waste.
    Chemists develop first thermoset plastics that can be recycled
    Chemists from IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Technology in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
  • The CAL Shad Tail Kit
    D.O.A. arsenal of one - The C.A.L. Shad Tail fishing lure
    If I had to choose only one plastic bait and fish with it for the rest of my like it would be a D.O.A. lure. Specifically, it would be the C.A.L. 3-inch Shad Tail. I know, the shrimp is great and I have caught tons of fish on the Terroreyz, the...
  • Fine wine tends to be corked
    Cork v. Plastic: The battle wages on
    It used to be that any fine wine was always bottled with cork. Cork allowed it to age and mature in an aromatically and gastronomically pleasing way. But that has been changing due to an aggressive campaign by synthetic corks and aluminum screw...
  • Earth Day 2014
    Ten ways to celebrate the earth, everyday
    Earth Day is here again, and with it new inspiration to "Save the Planet!" But to really have an impact, efforts must go further than one day of conservation. Let today be the start of a personal commitment to do more for the environment...
  • Quick Guide: Recycling
    Quick Guide: Recycling
    Recycling has become popular over the past few years as a way to save space in landfills and cut down on the amount of new materials that have to be mined, harvested, or created. For decades before that, however, people thought of recycling as a...
  • Ecovative Design
    The end of plastic? 'Ecovative' changes packaging forever
    Could plastic be a thing of the past? It sure seems that way, thanks to Ecovative – a new material science company developing a class of home-compostable bioplastics based on mycelium, a living organism. Ecovative has developed and designed...
  • Plastic bag in ocean
    Plastic recycling can't keep up with plastic production
    We humans are obsessed with plastic. Over 300 million tons are produced every year to make plastic bags, bottles, clothes, computers, and just about everything else you can think of, and the problem is only getting worse. Over the last 10 years,...
  • A clear, plastic cup lets you display art without blocking the view.
    Easy table top art stand
    Is the fridge covered in your child's art? Is the cork board full? If you have a clear, plastic cup and some scissors, then it is easy to make a table top stand to display items like paper plate art, small paintings and paper dolls. The clear...