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Audi Throws a Bit of a Twist Into Recycling Materials for Its Q8 e-tron
Audi Throws a Bit of a Twist Into Recycling Materials for Its Q8 e-tron

23 Nov 2022, 16:56 UTC · By: Tim McKenzie / Plastic recycling usage in automotive manufacturing has been routine for years but the process was rather archaic when compared to what Audi is doing

 
Tideman Boats Are Basically "Unsinkable" Milk Jugs With Motors and Low Carbon Footprints
Tideman Boats Are Basically "Unsinkable" Milk Jugs With Motors and Low Carbon Footprints

24 Oct 2022, 13:28 UTC · By: Cristian Curmei / These boats are built using HDPE and are customizable for the jobs at hand. Each unit can be recycled, and a reduced carbon footprint is a company goal

 
$5K Tail Feather Modular Camper May Be the Perfect Base You Need To Shape Your RV Dreams
$5K Tail Feather Modular Camper May Be the Perfect Base You Need To Shape Your RV Dreams

9 Sep 2022, 11:33 UTC · By: Cristian Curmei / This modular camper is built with panels that are easily put together by just one person. Standard versions are typically empty and weigh just 375 pounds

 
This Plastic EV Promises To Keep Our Precious Bees Alive by Safely Harboring Their Hives
This Plastic EV Promises To Keep Our Precious Bees Alive by Safely Harboring Their Hives

30 Aug 2022, 15:26 UTC · By: Cristian Curmei / This concept is designed to keep bees alive from predators and the elements. It's electric, autonomous, and revolves around the use of an array of plastics

 
igus:bike Is Unimaginable: A Machine With a Composition of More Than 90% Recycled Plastic
igus:bike Is Unimaginable: A Machine With a Composition of More Than 90% Recycled Plastic

31 May 2022, 18:49 UTC · By: Cristian Curmei / This bicycle is designed and built from the ground up using nothing more than plastic and a touch of rubber. Can be assembled from new or recycled plastic

 
Removing Plastic From Rivers Is Now a Porsche and Audi Thing Too, Here's How It Works
Removing Plastic From Rivers Is Now a Porsche and Audi Thing Too, Here's How It Works

30 Apr 2022, 20:42 UTC · By: Florin Amariei / It was an interesting day, that I can tell you. We ended up cleaning an area that was near a rather important dam while a surprise was brewing

 
This Tiny Piece of Plastic Cost the Owner of a 2008 Subaru Impreza $2,100 in Repairs
This Tiny Piece of Plastic Cost the Owner of a 2008 Subaru Impreza $2,100 in Repairs

11 Apr 2022, 21:28 UTC · By: Florin Amariei / If you have car problems, but you know what went wrong, consider yourself lucky. This poor guy spent over $2,100 just to find some plastic lying around

 
A Maritime Technology Giant Is Turning Ships Into “Vacuum Cleaners” for the Sea
A Maritime Technology Giant Is Turning Ships Into “Vacuum Cleaners” for the Sea

21 Feb 2022, 08:53 UTC · By: Otilia Drăgan / Ships could also help clean oceans and seas from microplastics, thanks to an innovative technology, while they conduct their normal routes

 
'Incredible' New Lightweight Material Is Stronger Than Steel and Can Be Used in Cars
'Incredible' New Lightweight Material Is Stronger Than Steel and Can Be Used in Cars

3 Feb 2022, 17:56 UTC · By: Florin Amariei / MIT researchers and scientists did it again! This time they created a new material that is stronger than steel and as light as plastic

 
Three Decades Ago, an Army of Rubber Ducks Took to the Seas Instead of Bathtubs
Three Decades Ago, an Army of Rubber Ducks Took to the Seas Instead of Bathtubs

15 Jan 2022, 22:02 UTC · By: Sebastian Toma / Thirty years and six days have passed since a container was lost at sea with almost 29,000 rubber toys. It changed oceanography for good. Here's how and why

 
Ford Is Putting Plastics From Discarded Fishing Nets Into the Bronco Sport
Ford Is Putting Plastics From Discarded Fishing Nets Into the Bronco Sport

8 Dec 2021, 14:25 UTC · By: Florina Spînu / Ford is using recycled plastic ocean to make sustainable components. The Bronco Sport is the first of many the company plans to produce using recycled plastics

 
Portable MicroFactory From Shipping Containers Runs on Solar Power, Reduces Plastic Waste
Portable MicroFactory From Shipping Containers Runs on Solar Power, Reduces Plastic Waste

5 Nov 2021, 15:21 UTC · By: Cristina Mircea / New York-based company Circular Economy Manufacturing wants to put an end to plastic waste with its off-grid, portable and sustainable MicroFactory

 
Jellyfishbot Is a Small Robot With a Big Apettite for Trash
Jellyfishbot Is a Small Robot With a Big Apettite for Trash

8 Jul 2021, 08:34 UTC · By: Florina Spînu / French startup IADYS came up with a sollution for the litter in our waterways. Hard to reach areas can be cleaned with the use of a little-trash eating robot.

 
Razer and ClearBot Redesign Autonomous Robot to Clean Up Marine Plastic Waste
Razer and ClearBot Redesign Autonomous Robot to Clean Up Marine Plastic Waste

8 Jun 2021, 13:36 UTC · By: Florina Spînu / To celebrate World Oceans Day, gaming brand Razer announced that it teamed up with startup ClearBot to reduce ocean pollution

 
Jet Fuel Made Of Plastic Could Be the Next Thing, Is Cheaper and More Effective
Jet Fuel Made Of Plastic Could Be the Next Thing, Is Cheaper and More Effective

18 May 2021, 15:18 UTC · By: Cristina Mircea / Plastic might get rid of its bad reputation in the future as scientists figured out a way to turn it into jet fuel, using a time and cost-effective procedure.

 
Your Next Audi A3 Will Come With Seat Upholstery Made From Recycled PET Bottles
Your Next Audi A3 Will Come With Seat Upholstery Made From Recycled PET Bottles

25 Feb 2020, 16:44 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / The seats of the 2021 Audi A3 as well as a few panels and the floor mats are made from recycled plastic. And for once, the eco-friendly approach also looks nice

 
Ford Turns Plastic Bottles Into Carpets For the EcoSport
Ford Turns Plastic Bottles Into Carpets For the EcoSport

23 Jun 2019, 19:27 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / Perfect it ain't, but Ford tries to be green by by recycling plastic bottles into carpets for the EcoSport subcompact crossover

 
Ford Teams Up With Tequila Producer Jose Cuervo to Give Agave a Second Chance
Ford Teams Up With Tequila Producer Jose Cuervo to Give Agave a Second Chance

19 Jul 2016, 09:42 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / Have you ever imagined that the plant from which Jose Cuervo makes tequila could also be used by Ford to make car parts?

 
Ford Announces New Breakthrough in Recycling, Makes Plastic Out of CO2
Ford Announces New Breakthrough in Recycling, Makes Plastic Out of CO2

17 May 2016, 17:08 UTC · By: Sebastian Toma / Ford has announced it is the first automaker to develop plastic foam from recaptured CO2. They will use it in production models in five years' time

 
UPS Trucks Turn Plastic
UPS Trucks Turn Plastic

1 Jun 2011, 05:37 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / For some time now, UPS has become one of the main customers for companies that manufacture green vehicles. Looking to reduce its spending on fuel (a significant spending, given the huge size of the ...