plastic

  • An Investment Opportunity In Trash Crunch Network

    An Investment Opportunity In Trash

    As incredible as it might seem, processing trash may represent a future unique investment opportunity. Consider the new technologies that will operate on the micro scale, breaking the bonds of molecules through bio-mechanical means, which could be applied to recycling trash completely. It is quite possible that many of these innovations may emerge from our efforts to explore and live in space. Read More

  • Apple iPhone 6 Could Offer A Light-Up Logo According To The Latest Rear Case Leaks

    Apple iPhone 6 Could Offer A Light-Up Logo According To The Latest Rear Case Leaks

    The Apple logo that glows on the back of MacBook computers is basically a beacon that says “hey, I’m a person with pretty good taste in notebooks.” That signal might be making its way to the iPhone 6, too, according to multiple reports, now supported by what is supposedly the back case component of the upcoming smartphone. The case leak, from repeated, accurate leaker… Read More

  • Charity Targets 3D Printing’s Plastic Waste Problem With Standards For An Ethical Alternative

    Charity Targets 3D Printing’s Plastic Waste Problem With Standards For An Ethical Alternative

    U.K. charity techfortrade reckons there’s room to connect up the growing demand for 3D printing, with the surfeit of waste plastic in developing countries. It’s developing a standard for ethical filament for use in 3D printers. The core aim: less waste and better jobs — jobs for humans, and more ethical 3D print jobs. Read More

  • Plastic Casing For Apple’s Low-Cost iPhone Gets Confirmed In A Supplier Responsibility Investigation

    Plastic Casing For Apple’s Low-Cost iPhone Gets Confirmed In A Supplier Responsibility Investigation

    Apple’s plans to release a low-cost iPhone got a solid confirmation from a new report by China Labor Watch this morning. The unlikely source of the new product info was an undercover investigation into Pegatron to shed light on working conditions at the Apple supplier (which also acts as a partner to other consumer electronics makers). Read More

  • How To Make Nylon From Chicken Feathers

    The world is hooked on plastics, but creating plastics — especially thermoplastics like nylon, polyethylene, and polystyrene — typically requires petroleum or natural gas. That’s bad, because it deepens the world’s dependence on those finite resources. Researchers at the Institute of Agriculture & Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln… Read More

  • Plant-based plastics promise perkier peat

    Do you know how hard that headline was to write? So hard! Anyway, scientists at Imperial College London found a form of degradable polymer made of sugar which would, in theory, allow you to add your plastic bottles to your compost pile and watch them degrade into happy, healthy plant food. Read More

  • Where does all that plastic junk come from?

    Ever wandered through a Target or Wal-Mart and wondered just where all those plastic goblets and colanders and keychains and doodads actually came from? Yeah, me too. There must be a factory somewhere churning this stuff out. Turns out there is such a factory, in Odenwald, Germany, where Koziol fabricates plastic into all kinds of useful things. Read More

  • Self-repairing plastics could lead to a scratch-free world

    Plastic has be given Wolverine-like self-healing capabilities thanks to the work of Biswajit Ghost and Marek Urban, material scientists from the University of Southern Mississippi. The scientists have created a new polymer that can repair itself when scratched using UV light from the sun. Read More

  • Company produces plastic made of rice instead of oil to protect the environment

    Agri-Future Joetsu, a venture company based out of Western Japan, is selling a special kind of plastic without using oil but rather rice and wood in the production process. Although Japan is (rightfully) known as one of THE rice-crazy nations in the world, Agri-Future is the only company in Nippon offering “rice plastic”. Agri-Future is even able to use perished rice and powdered… Read More

  • Pyranna: plastic clamshell opener and finger saver

    Plastic packaging are made by the devil. That’s a fact. There is, on average, 300,000 severed limbs caused by these plastic death traps every year. That’s a fact, too. Maybe. Anyway, the Pyranna should help cut down on ER visits by zipping through the plastic easily and safely. With Christmas coming, it might be a good time to invest in one of these. Only $9.99 on Amazon. Read More