This Norwegian start-up wants to build houses out of 100% recycled plastic

via WeForum.org

Using one of the world’s problems to solve another is the philosophy behind a Norwegian start-up’s mission to develop affordable housing from 100% recycled plastic.

Since 1950, more than nine billion tonnes of plastic have been produced globally, of which only 9% is recycled, according to building tech company Othalo, while almost a billion people live in slums.

Read the full story here: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/11/un-africa-recycled-plastic-housing/

E-car ‘Luca’: horsehair seats, ocean plastics chassis

via Recycling International

Students of the University of Technology in Eindhoven, the Netherlands have unveiled a car made largely from recycled materials such as PET bottles and household waste.

‘We want to show that waste is a valuable material, even in complex applications like a car,’ says team member Matthijs van Wijk. The group of 22 students has worked on the project for 18 months and the result is a sporty electric car called ‘Luca’ made from materials such as flax and recycled plastic, most of which was fished from the ocean.

Read the full story here: https://recyclinginternational.com/e-scrap/e-car-luca-horsehair-seats-ocean-plastics-chassis/31688/

Google’s new phone case is beautiful—and it’s made out of water bottles

via Fast Company

While we’re busy toting our reusable bags to the grocery and desperately recycling takeout containers, plastic is hiding in plain sight in everything from our computer cords to remote controls. Every year, 10 million tonnes of plastic goes into electronic products, very little of which is recycled.

Industrial designers at Google are trying to reverse this trend. They’ve been incorporating recycled plastic into their suite of products, including Nest mini speakers and Pixel phones, and this week, they launched a new Pixel phone case with a knitted texture, made from 70% recycled plastic.

Read the full story here: https://www.fastcompany.com/90537055/googles-new-phone-case-is-beautiful-and-its-made-out-of-water-bottles

Polyester Resin Virgin Clear For Sale 100,000 pounds

Solid Polyester Resin virgin clear pellets in original Eastman Gaylords. Grade is OS300.

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Polyester Resin Virgin Clear For Sale


Product: Solid Polyester Resin is a high molecular weight polyester resin. It is supplied as 100% solid pellets.
Manufacturer: Eastman Chemical Company
Manufacturing date: May, 2018
Expiring date: This is a solid resin so there is no expiring date. It does not break down in any way.
Origin: USA
Packaging: 94 Original manufacturer boxes
Applications: Coil and Container, General Purpose Coatings, Utility Coating Resin
Key Attributes: Saturated linear high molecular weight polyester, 100% solid pellets, High Tg
Typical Properties:
Glass transition temperature °C (DSC): 72 C
Molecular Weight (Mn): 11,000-12,000 g/mol (Polystyrene equivalents)
Inherent Viscosity: .47-.55 deciliter/g
Acid Number: 1-2 g KOH/ g resin
Hydroxyl Number: 6-9 g KOH/ g resin
Solution clarity in Aromatic 100 (55% solids): Hazy
Solution clarity in Aromatic 150:PM Acetate: DBE: Clear
Grade: OS 300
33:33:33 (50% solids)
Safety Data Sheet: http://bit.ly/polyresindata

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Plastic Recycling Initiatives – Waste Plastic Used as Bus Fare in Indonesia

In Indonesia, commuters pay for the bus with plastic waste

via AsianCorrespondent.com

RESIDENTS of Indonesia’s second largest city Surabaya can now pay for the bus in a novel way – by trading in used plastic.

The city’s mayor Tri “Risma” Rismaharini last month announced the roll out of the new Suroboyo Bus, comfortable, air-conditioned buses which are, importantly, accessible for disabled, elderly and pregnant passengers.

Read the full story here: https://asiancorrespondent.com/2018/05/in-indonesia-commuters-pay-for-the-bus-with-plastic-waste/

 

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