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All Around Us
Plastic doesn’t have a very positive image, especially when it comes to everyday objects. It is considered to be a cheap alternative. Yet we are surrounded by plastic. It’s actually the best possible option in many cases. Only we aren’t aware of it. On the trail of plastic in the average home.
There aren’t many of us who would prefer to use plastic instead of metal cutlery at home. And people are increasingly trying to avoid plastic when they buy food. If you are putting it right into your refrigerator, food doesn’t need to be elaborately packaged in plastic. But what about the refrigerator itself? It contains a large quantity of plastic, such as polyurethane insulation and polystyrene interior paneling.
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Tender Leaves amid Mountains of Trash
Plastic trash from around the world ends up in Vietnam. At the same time, a new generation of innovative city-dwellers is discovering its ecological conscience. Are rice-flour straws and leaf-based packaging suitable solutions for the rest of the world? A visit to Southeast Asia.
Materials for Wind Power
If you were to stand a single rotor blade on end next to the Dresden Frauenkirche, it would rise more than 10 meters higher than the church’s tower cross. Without the use of composite materials, the blades of the latest wind turbine giants would be too heavy to function.