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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...

McDonald’s trials cups made from used cooking oil

Fast food giant McDonald’s is trialling clear drinking cups sourced from recycled and bio-based materials, including used cooking oil, as it seeks a “circular...

Avantium breaks ground on flagship plant

Dutch renewable chemistry firm Avantium has broken ground on its flagship furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) plant at the Chemie Park Delfzijl site in the Netherlands. The world’s first...

Sukano to develop PEF masterbatches for Avantium

Biopolymers firm Avantium has signed a conditional offtake agreement with Sukano for the development and supply of masterbatches for PE furanoate (PEF). Using PEF from...

APR chief cites concerns over degradable additives

The chief executive of the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) has issued a statement citing the organisation’s concerns that degradable additives will have a...

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