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Tiburon Ark

By Jeff Dempsey

- Published on December 23, 2016 by The Ark

The interesting thing about plastic waste is that most of it has touched someone's hand, and that means the solution is also just "one hand" away - if we care to truly focus on it.

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Tiburon Ark
Plasticity London - Break from Tradition

By Plasticity Forum

- Published on December 2, 2016 by Plasticity Forum

The Plasticity Forum in London included a unique range of global expert speakers on the topic of plastic sustainability, with challenges and opportunities that included the manufacturing needs for an innovative single-material shampoo bottle, the use of calcium carbonate from large volumes of egg shells as a filler for any types of polymers which can benefit from its inclusion. Giulio Bonazzi, chairman and CEO of Italy’s Aquafil Group, spoke about his firm’s unique fiber recycling capacities from carpet tiles and used fishing nets. Aquafil has a growing program with carpet maker Interface, which sources fishing nets from local communities in the Philippines and Cameron. Mr. Bonazzi, and Miriam Turner from Interface said that “over 100 tons of nets have been collected, with over 55,000 families impacted by a cleaner environment, and over 600 families now having access to micro finance as a result of the Net-Works program.”

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Plasticity London - Break from Tradition
Designers and Plastic Experts Unite

By Plasticity Forum

- Published on September 22, 2016 by Plasticity Forum

The Plasticity Forum in London included a unique range of global expert speakers on the topic of plastic sustainability, with challenges and opportunities that included the manufacturing needs for an innovative single-material shampoo bottle, the use of calcium carbonate from large volumes of egg shells as a filler for any types of polymers which can benefit from its inclusion. Giulio Bonazzi, chairman and CEO of Italy’s Aquafil Group, spoke about his firm’s unique fiber recycling capacities from carpet tiles and used fishing nets. Aquafil has a growing program with carpet maker Interface, which sources fishing nets from local communities in the Philippines and Cameron. Mr. Bonazzi, and Miriam Turner from Interface said that “over 100 tons of nets have been collected, with over 55,000 families impacted by a cleaner environment, and over 600 families now having access to micro finance as a result of the Net-Works program.”

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Designers and Plastic Experts Unite
Designers the Key to Plastic Pollution Solutions

By Plasticity Forum

- Published on September 20, 2016 by Press Dispensary

The Plasticity Forum brings its big discussion on the future of plastic sustainability to London, giving the design community a chance to learn how to lead the brands they work for, and products they develop, into a circular economy, where waste becomes a valuable asset. Proudly part of the London Design Festival (LDF), the Plasticity Forum will inspire a segment of industry which is often missing at sustainability related discussions - the design community.

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Designers the Key to Plastic Pollution Solutions
 

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