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Plastics News (UK) 02/27/2020 15:40
[Editor's note: This letter is a response to Plastics News ' Feb. 10 Material Insights video that reported on former Vice President Joe Biden's remarks in favor of a ban on single-use plastics.]. My solution: Employ reverse vending machines (which have already been invented) programmed to pay off like a lottery would, meaning only occasionally, and which would accept each type of plastic item that we want to recycle, including straws, or cups, or lids, or bottles, or multipack carriers, and where separate machines would detect and only accept the correct item inserted. I guarantee that every item would be returned (by someone), if there was a chance for a big payoff, even though, just as in a lottery system, the payoff happens only rarely!
Plastics News (UK) 02/27/2020 08:30
I have a lot of sports bottles, also known as "bike bottles," piled up on my kitchen counters, in cupboards, in my car and even on a bike or two. Some of them I received at events. Some were promotional giveaways. And some of them I have no idea where they came from. German recreational equipment maker Vaude is out with a greener kind of reusable bottle, one that it says is the first made with 100 percent bio-based resin. The lid and the bottle itself are made from Braskem’s I’m Green sugarcane-based PE, while the mouthpiece is made with a customized bio-based thermoplastic elastomer from Hexpol. Our sister publication that the bottle is molded by Germany's Adoma. So all that means that while I may not remember where all of my bottles came
Plastics News (UK) 02/26/2020 11:39
Martin Hoyer, head of application technology development at Arburg GmbH + Co. KG, will make a presentation March 25 at the PIAE Europe c2020 conference in Mannheim, Germany, organized by VDI (the Association of German Engineers. Hoyer will speak at the conference, focused on automotive plastics, about in-process material preparation and resource conservation in lightweight construction.
Plastics News (UK) 02/26/2020 11:38
Krüss Scientific Instruments Inc. will present a hands-on workshop on surface analysis and preparation technology for improved adhesion, called “Make it stick!” April 7-9 in Charlotte. N.C. The workshop is aimed at people in the plastics, composites, paint, coatings, automotive, aerospace and defense industries. Registration is open until March 31. Krüss USA is in Matthews, N.C. Tel. 704-312-5272,

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