Posted October 04, 2018 05:19:00 Plastic bags, which are still a popular form of packaging for many homes, have become increasingly popular with architects.
A new class of products developed by architects, designers, and engineers will help architects and designers avoid the use of plastic bags, according to a new paper by the American Institute of Architects.
“We have to rethink how we manufacture our products,” said Jennifer Pascual, an architect at the architecture firm Rheinmetall, and lead author of the study.
“If we want to maintain and sustain our quality of life, we need to stop using plastic bags,” she said.
The paper, titled “A New Path for Architecture: Designing Plastic Bagged Products and Using the Next-Gen Design Technology” was published last month by the Architectural Press Association.
Plastic bags are not only becoming more common, but they also pose health and environmental concerns.
“When we see people throwing away plastic bags and recycling them, we see a disconnect between our environment and our bodies,” said Pascuel.
“There’s no question that plastics contribute to climate change and pollution,” she added.
The new technology will let architects, design teams, and designers design with a more environmentally friendly solution.
A plastic bag is a plastic sheet or box that is sandwiched between two layers of plastic.
The bottom layer of the bag is made of an adhesive, while the top layer is made up of a plastic shell.
A variety of products have been developed to help reduce the amount of plastic waste and to improve the quality of packaging.
Plastic products have traditionally been used as packaging in homes and offices, but the technology is now being applied to homes and homes and buildings.
“A lot of our materials have been replaced with something else,” Pascul said.
“You can’t go back to plastic.”
The paper outlines the potential of using a new kind of manufacturing technology called “biomimetic packaging,” which will allow architects to create a material that is both durable and recyclable.
The authors said the material could be made from biodegradable plastics, plastic sheets, or plastic bags.
This is the first time the technology has been applied to a commercial product, according the study’s authors.
The study, which was published in the journal ACS Sustainable Materials, showed that the technology could reduce the waste generated by using recycled plastic.
However, the authors caution that the product could also be a problem.
“Biomimetics is not the silver bullet,” said Raffaello Zucchino, a research associate at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, an organization that promotes environmentally-friendly products.
“It will take some time to understand the economics of the material,” he added.
Pascuels study, the first of its kind to be published in a journal, focuses on three major technologies that are currently being used for packaging: biomimicry, biosimicries, and biofuels.
Biomimics and biosimics are new manufacturing processes that aim to reduce waste by using biodegradeable materials.
The technology, for example, uses biodegrades of plastics to create synthetic fibers.
These fibers are then used to make new plastic products.
Biofuels, on the other hand, are products that are made from renewable fuels such as ethanol.
They are not considered to be biodegrading, because they are not made from plastics.
However the materials used to create the biofuel are often synthetic materials.
“This is a critical opportunity to start a conversation about biomaterials and biosilabs in building and architecture,” said Zucchi.
“But it also has to do with the broader discussion about how to make building more sustainable.”
The new paper also provides guidance on how to design products that incorporate biomathematics, such as “smart roofs” that use sensors to monitor the energy use of buildings.
Pescatello Zucchini, the co-author of the paper, also has experience in the design of new materials.
He worked with a plastics company to design an alternative material to traditional glass for a building.
Piscatello said that designing products that can incorporate biomedicine will help the industry move toward a sustainable future.
“The industry needs to change its behavior,” he said.