What are the plastic bits at the end of shoelaces called?
THIS is a classic example of the family of names for things you didn't know had a name (and ... While 'aglet' may be a correct term for the plastic bits on the ends of shoelaces, spare a thought for Dr. Wolfgang Flügle, of the University of Heidleberg ...
It’s Not ‘The End of Men’—But They Are in Trouble
But perhaps it’s not the end of men at all—just the beginning of a newer, better version. There are a few things that happen when you attempt ... Even sperm seems to have become a matriarchy: at a company called MicroStart, which offers a yet-to ...
From plastic to power - Turning Waste Into Resource
"I was seeing prices of oil go up, and also a rise in this thing called 'alternative energy ... and plans to sell self-contained, automated, plastic-processing units to recyclers throughout the United States by the end of the year.
What's up with that? Where do plastic bags go?
“The bags go on our trucks back to our warehouse, where all that plastic from all our stores is combined with plastic from the warehouse — the plastic we use to wrap pallets and things like that,” Merrill said. “We sell it to a company called Trex.
Drowning in plastic: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is twice the size of France
In 1909 he patented a mouldable hard plastic that he called Bakelite ... Start counting things made of plastic and don't forget your buttons, the stretch in your underwear, the little caps on the end of your shoelaces. The stuff is absolutely ubiquitous ...