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Polymers from Renewable Resources, www.polymerjournals.com
Launching this month, Polymers from Renewable Resources is a peer-review journal publishing research focused on the development of renewable polymers and their application in the production of industrial, consumer, and medical products.
Subjects covered will include biopolymers, environmental impact, life-cycle analysis, materials selection, plastics processing, product development, production processes, end-of-life strategies, synthesis, and characterization and properties of materials prepared using renewable resources. Anyone can view abstracts from this journal free online at www.polymerjournals.com. Subscribers will be able to download complete articles.
Fans of the Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins, and NC State Wolfpack got a chance to pitch their recyclables in Fan Cans last fall, thanks to Coca-Cola which purchased the receptacles from Fan Cans LLC as a way of helping to reach its long-term goal of collecting and reusing 100% of its bottles and cans. The 45-gallon waste receptacles and recycling bins, made by Toter Inc., Statesville, N.C., utilize up to 50% postconsumer and industrial plastic and are 100% recyclable at the end of their life cycle.