Plastic

Plastic is material consisting of any of a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organic compounds that are malleable and so can be molded into solid objects. Plasticity is the general property of all materials which can deform irreversibly without breaking but, in the class of moldable polymers, this occurs to such a degree that their actual name derives from this specific ability. Plastics are typically organic polymers of high molecular mass and often contain other substances. They are usually synthetic, most commonly derived from petrochemicals, however, an array of variants are made from renewable materials such as polylactic acid from corn or cellulosics from cotton linters. Due to their low cost, ease of manufacture, versatility, and imperviousness to water, plastics are used in a multitude of products of different scale, including paper clips and spacecraft.

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Britain’s Plastic Bag Fee Is Producing a Huge Spike in the Consumption of Thicker, ‘Reusable’ ...

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Hermit crabs are confusing plastic for shells and it's killing them

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Plastic Can Walk on Its Own Now

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Eco Christmas paper arrived wrapped in plastic

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Plastic Surgeons Are Using Eye-Tracking Tech to Make Better Breasts

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Christmas sweaters are adding to plastic pollution, environmental charity says

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Vast majority of Christmas jumpers are made with plastic fibres

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Big Brands Struggle to Quit Plastic

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Plastic Packaging Products Market Future Prospects and Opportunity Assessment Up to 2029

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Plastic Waste Management Market Forecast 2019 - 2024 By Veolia Environnement S.A., Suez...

Nov 28, 2019 (Reporthive Research via COMTEX) -- Chicago, United States, -- The Global Plastic Waste Management Market report focuses on the key player's profiles in detail ...

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Thai deer killed by gobbling 15 pounds of plastic

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Less Plastic With ‘Bags for Life’? Try Again, Campaign Groups Say

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1.5 billion 'bags for life' add to growing plastic waste in the UK

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Marine Pollution Is Creating A New Kind Of Plastic-Rocks

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Malaysia to Return 42 Containers of Illegal Plastic Waste to U.K.

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The Europe biodegradable plastic market is accounted to US$ 980.0 Mn in 2018 and is expected to grow...

PHA, PLA, starch blends, biodegradable polyesters and others. The starch blend Europe biodegradable ...

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Golf club bans plastic tees from course

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Changemakers: These Hotels Are Ditching Small Plastic Toiletries And Single-Use Plastics

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8 stocking stuffers for people who want to break their plastic addiction

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Bags for life 'adding to rising plastic waste'

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Supermarkets should raise 'bag for life' price to 70p, as plastic waste increases, say Greenpeace

Campaigners are calling for higher charges on plastic bags, or even a complete ban, as new research...

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Supermarket plastic rises by 900,000 tones despite pledges to cut packaging

Cut price supermarkets have been accused of putting profits before the environment after a new...

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Special report: How the Telegraph made Premier League clubs reduce plastic waste in sustainability...

Premier League clubs have taken major steps to cut their plastic waste since the Daily Telegraph...

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Geena Davis Swears She Never Married Plastic Surgeon Hubby: Wedding Pix Don't Bother Oscar Winner -...

Geena Davis testified Thursday that she does not believe she was ever legally married to a plastic...

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Plastic Packaging Market By Trends, Key Players, Driver, Segmentation, Forecast To 2024 | Amcor...

Nov 21, 2019 (Reporthive Research via COMTEX) -- Chicago, United States, Nov 21, 2019 --The Global Plastic Packaging Market report offers fine intelligence that prepares market ...

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Nabisco recalls 11-ounce boxes of Cheese Nips over plastic contamination

The makers of Nabisco's popular Cheese Nips snack have voluntarily recalled select boxes due to...

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Pepsi, Coke and Nestle still the world's top plastic polluters

Coca-Cola remained the biggest plastic polluter in the world by a wide margin. The new analysis...

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Alliance to End Plastic Waste Welcomes Four New Companies to Its Global Coalition to Help Combat ...

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) announced four...

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The Surprising Sexiness of Plastic Watering Cans

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Manta rays and whale sharks consume 63 PIECES of plastic per hour

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A Sea Change for Plastic

Most alarming to many, the material is beginning to overwhelm the planet’s oceans — from the ballooning Great Pacific Garbage Patch to trash discovered...

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Car park flooded with mountain of fly-tipped plastic containers and litter

A mountain of fly-tipped plastic containers has been dumped in a car park. Hundreds of plastic...

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Attenborough: World 'changing habits' on plastic

The world is beginning to tackle the threat of plastic waste, according to the renowned broadcaster Sir David Attenborough. "I think we're all shifting...

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Supermarkets to ban black plastic trays in UK stores by Christmas

Major supermarkets, including Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda, are set to ditch black plastic...

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Medical Plastic Compounds Market Worth $81.1 Bn by 2026

Nov 21, 2019 (Global QYResearch via COMTEX) -- The worldwide Medical Plastic Compounds Market is set to surpass US$ 81.1 billion by the year end of 2026 and growing at a CAGR ...

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The sun can help break down ocean plastic, but there’s a catch

What if the plastic in the ocean could burn itself up? A recent study in the Journal of Hazardous...

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Plastic pieces prompt Cheese Nips recall

(WPRI) — You may want to check your cupboards. Mondelēz Global LLC Wednesday announced it was recalling a limited quantity of Cheese Nips due to the...

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Some Boxes of Cheese Nips Are Being Recalled Because They May Contain Plastic Pieces

Nips — the cracker’s parent company has issued a voluntary recall. Mondelēz Global LLC issued the...

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Plastic rubbish from five decades of pollution flows into the Thames

Plastic rubbish from five decades of pollution is flowing into the Thames after a decades old...

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How to Start Reusing The Jars and Plastic Containers You Typically Toss

Sure, at first glance, a glass vessel that recently held a bunch of Prego might not seem like...

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Plant-based plastic chip used for medicine testing

Researchers at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh have developed a technique that uses a sustainable plastic to eliminate waste when testing medicines....

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Plastic Trash Has Overwhelmed Feeding Grounds For Baby Fish

Minuscule plastic particles are clustering at the ocean’s surface and mixing with critical sources...

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Deposit return plan 'could increase plastic waste'

MSPs have been told a deposit return scheme for drinking containers could unintentionally increase plastic waste. In May the Scottish government...

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Europe's plastic paradox: New plant in Belgium comes closer to reality

A provincial government in Belgium on Thursday (November 7) granted European petrochemical giant...

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Hyatt Joins Other Big Hotel Chains by Pledging to Eliminate Small Plastic Bottles

Hyatt Hotels is joining its competitors in getting rid of single-use plastic bottles of toiletries....

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Baby Fish Nurseries Are Riddled With 'Prey-Sized' Plastic, Alarming Study Finds

Fish nurseries near Hawaii contain higher concentrations of plastic than the Great Pacific Garbage...

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Where plastic outnumbers fish by seven to one

Plastic is building up in the areas of the ocean where fish feed and grow, according to research. A study found bits of plastic outnumber baby fish by...

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Ecovative uses mushrooms to make sustainable plastic alternatives - CNN Video

Ecovative is growing alternatives to plastic out of mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms. The...

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