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Bioplastics: from ‘nice-to-have’ to viable proposition

Bioplastics are to rapidly expand with a compound annual growth rate (CAFR) of more than 10 per cent over the next ten years, as...

Green Dot Bioplastics rolls out nine new grades

US-based Green Dot Bioplastics has expanded its Terratek BD line with nine new compostable grades that are targeted for single-use and packaging applications. The expanded offering for film...

PHA variant shown to degrade quickly in seawater

A less widely used variant of a leading biopolymer has been shown to be easily biodegradable in natural marine environments, South Korean’s national testing...

‘Wonky’ bread brand opts for compostable bags

The UK’s first ‘wonky’ bread box has been launched in partnership with KM Packaging using ‘home-compostable’ packaging. Earth & Wheat, which sells bread that would...

Understanding compostable plastics packaging

Environmental concerns surrounding unrecycled plastics waste have prompted a rise in alternative ‘sustainable’ solutions that look and feel like traditional plastics but can be...

LanzaTech and Danone perfect direct-to-MEG process

A consortium including LanzaTech and Danone has discovered a new route to monoethylene glycol (MEG), a key building block for PET resin, that it...

Australian apple producer creates compostable core

Australian supplier of organic apples, R&R Smith, has adopted Tipa’s home compostable bags to package its 1.5kg bags of Pink Lady and Royal Gala...

Lummus and Braskem partner on green ethylene licensing

Lummus Technology, a US-based supplier of process technologies and energy solutions, is partnering with biopolymer producer Braskem to license green ethylene technology. Lummus and Braskem...

High stakes as poker chip bags go oxo-biodegradable

Online betting and gaming company 888 has partnered with Ecosec to use its biodegradable poker chip bags at all upcoming 888Live events, starting next...

Tetra Pak helps tether brands to sustainability

Tetra Pak has partnered with several beverage brands to launch what it claims to be the world’s first tethered plastics caps on carton packages. The...

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