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Hacking Broken Plastic Parts Without A 3D Printer

We’ve all encountered the odd plastic part that is broken and unobtainable. Sure, 3D printers can print big replacement parts, but sometimes you just need to rebuild a very specific piece. [AkBkukU] shows off a technique for doing just that using a process you could almost call manual 3D printing. We’ve seen banking soda used …

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These New Coca-Cola Bottles Are Made From Marine Plastic

Coca-Cola announced new plastic bottles made with 25 percent marine plastic. (Photo Credit: The Coca-Cola Co. / YouTube) Coca-Cola has done all kinds of gimmicky things with the labels on its bottles over the years. This new one’s actually telling you a little something about the bottle it is wrapped around. The greenish background and …

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Synthetic Spider Silk Could Help Solve World’s Plastic Pollution Problems

There’s no doubt that Earth has a plastic problem. The total amount of plastic thrown away each year is enough to circle the Earth four times. Americans alone throw away some 35 billion plastic bottles every 12 months. Could spider silk help? That might sound like a non-sequitur, but it doesn’t have to remain that …

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