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Back in 2016, adidas announced that they were using recycled plastic collected from the ocean to make running shoes. After a successful 2017, adidas announced that it has sold more than 1 million pairs of running shoes that are made with 95% recycled plastic from the ocean and 5% recycled polyester.
http://www.leeplastics.com/adidas-sells-more-than-1-million-pairs-of-recycled-plastic-shoes/
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Syntactic foam is a mixture of microscopic hollow glass or ceramic spheres in plastic resin or epoxy. It is widely used in submarines and because it has a high level of strength and buoyancy.
http://www.leeplastics.com/3d-printing-breakthrough-for-syntactic-foam/
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The pipes can be made by 3D blow molding and are 40% lighter than metal, cost less and are less susceptible to corrosion. From a design standpoint, they are also more flexible and simplistic, making them easier to attach to fuel tanks.
http://www.leeplastics.com/plastic-fuel-filler-pipes-have-advantages-over-metal/
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There has been a lot of "airless" tires rumors but Michelin just released some for golf carts! These are made of high strength polyurethane.
http://www.leeplastics.com/michelin-introduces-an-airless-golf-cart-tire/
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McCormick & Co. the popular spices and seasoning company is switching from the well known metal pepper cans to a more environmentally friendly plastic container. http://www.leeplastics.com/mccormick-co-changing-from-metal-to-plastic/
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Next time you're out, raise a glass to injection molded tap handles!
http://www.leeplastics.com/injection-molded-tap-handles/
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Aquafil USA Inc. has named named CARE Recycler of the Year by the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), which encourages the reuse the raw materials from post-consumer carpet.
http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20160728/NEWS/160729798/company-and-individuals-honored-for-carpet-recycling
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GM is taking the next step in recycling bottles! They are using recycled bottles and turning them into engine insulation, air filters and coats for the homeless.
http://www.leeplastics.com/turning-bottles-into-car-parts/
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