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Plant-based plastics on our tables

We read so much about bioplastics, but now they are appearing on our tables. Coca-Cola took out a full page advert in the Times last week to trumpet the launch of its new PlantBottle ™ range in the UK. It consists of 22.5% bio-based material from renewable sources like sugarcane and up to 25% recycled […]

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Arty polystyrene coffee cups

  An artist in California has chosen polystyrene cups as the medium for his decorative art, drawing pictures of waves, cats and faces on the pristine white outer surfaces.   Whereas most of us end up picking the cups into bubbly pieces or sticking pins into them, Cheeming Boey has turned his hobby into a profitable business, with […]

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Biking with Repsol in California

You can’t get away from chemicals on holiday – the US Grand Prix in Monterey, California was where ICIS aromatics editor Madelon ten Cate found herself during her tour of the US West Coast in July, surrounded by the paraphernalia of the sponsor, Spanish oil and chemicals major Repsol.   The Laguna Seca circuit was […]

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ICIS TV in San Francisco

It’s my fellow ICIS blogger Simon Robinson on ICIS TV in front of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and introducing Informex, a week-long exhibition and conference dedicated to innovations in chemistry.

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