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Solar Impulse 2 lands in Spain after Successful Ocean Crossing

Solar Impulse 2 (SI2), hailed as a concentration of clean technologies – a genuine flying laboratory, is a single-seater aircraft made of carbon fibre that has a 72m wingspan (larger than a Boeing 747) for a weight of 2300kg (the equivalent of an empty family car)

Polish winners of the European Youth Debating Competition

The youth debate in Poland organized on 31 May in the Business School of Warsaw Technical University; it was the fifth of 9 planned events of the European Youth Debating Competitions, organised by EPCA (the European Petrochemical Association) and PlasticsEurope.

Italy: Winners of the European Youth Debating Competition announced

Friday, 27 May, over 60 Italian students from different schools gathered for the Italian final of the European Youth Debating Competition, during which they debated on the future of the petrochemical and plastics industry, but also on STEM education, sustainability as key elements of Europe’s continued competitiveness. Federchimica, the Italian Federation of the chemical industry, welcomed and supported the debate, held in Milano.

European Youth Debating Competitions 2016, German edition: Three for Budapest

The Rhenish Theatre is usually the place where King Lear or Goethe’s Faust are shown, but on Sunday 8 May, it was all about youth, STEM education, chemistry and plastics on and around the stage: At the German edition of the 2016 European Youth Debating Competitions from EPCA (European Petrochemical Association) and PlasticsEurope, 60 youngsters from all over Germany lively discussed the overarching theme "50 years of chemical industry.

Solar impulse 2 celebrating the Earth Day

The Earth day has been celebrated at international level since 1990. Once a year, this thematic day brings awareness about environmental topics worldwide.

Open and inclusive debate launched on Marine Litter

What do we know about marine litter? What policies are being implemented to prevent marine litter and create a circular economy? What is the role of the plastics industry in reducing marine litter?

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